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What can New Zealand teach us about Brexit?

What lessons can the we learn from the economic ructions suffered by New Zealand in 1973 when the UK joined the EEC? Source: BBC

New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'

Stars and politicians are campaigning for a non-white scientist to feature on the new £50 note. Source: BBC

Shoppers shun high street on peak Xmas weekend

Shoppers have stayed away from the high street on what is usually a peak trading weekend before Christmas. Source: SKY News

Grimsby Town 2-1 Swindon Town

Wes Thomas goals either side of half-time help Grimsby continue their recent run of home wins as they beat Swindon 2-1. Source: Wiltshire BBC

Interserve may hand construction arm to lenders

Interserve, the struggling outsourcing group, is drawing up plans to hand its £250m building materials unit to its lenders as part of an ambitious...

Waitrose to take glitter out of Xmas for environment

Waitrose is to ban glitter from all its own products by Christmas 2020 in response to mounting concerns about plastic pollution. Source: SKY News

What's knocked markets off course?

Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over. Source: BBC

Three drugs arrests at Swindon McDonald's drive-thru

Police thanked people who were queuing at the fast-food restaurant, as well as its manager and staff. Source: Wiltshire BBC

Moneysupermarket compares chairmanship contenders

The price comparison site Moneysupermarket Group has become the latest big British company to begin searching for fresh leadership as new rules loom that...

BHS ex owner Dominic Chappell failed to give pension information

The man who bought BHS for £1 is fined for not providing documents about the collapsed chain's pension schemes. Source: BBC

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades. Source: BBC

Facebook bug exposed photos that users never posted

Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. Source: SKY News

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts. Source: BBC

New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed. Source: BBC

Fracking paused in Lancashire after tremors

Cuadrilla has paused fracking at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire after what it describes as a "series of micro-seismic events". Source: SKY News

Former BHS owner must pay total of £124k for breaking pensions law

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has been ordered to pay more than £124,000 for breaking pensions law when the retailer collapsed. Source: SKY News