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Paddington station: Passengers face major disruption

A train rips into overhead cables on a test run, stopping services in and out of Paddington. Source: Wiltshire BBC

Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from FA

Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association. Source: BBC

Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Errors mean 180,000 people on sickness benefits will now receive backdated payments. Source: BBC

Wembley Stadium sale off after billionaire pulls out

The sale of Wembley Stadium has been called off after billionaire Shahid Khan withdrew his £600m offer to the Football Association (FA). Source: SKY News

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use. Source: BBC

Asos: Animal print and plus-size clothing boost profits

Plus-size clothes and button-through dresses also boost profits at the online fashion retailer. Source: BBC

The dilemma for 'Davos in the Desert' no-shows

It is quite a roll-call. The list of business people who have dropped out of Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference, in protest at...

Google unshackles Android-device firms

Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android. Source: BBC

Jailed anti-fracking activists freed by appeal judges

Three anti-fracking activists jailed for a protest at a site in Lancashire have been freed by the Court of Appeal. Source: SKY News

Asos shares surge as profits climb sharply

Asos has reported a double-digit rise in annual profits and revenues and stepped up its ambitions for further growth despite tough conditions facing the...

Buyout firms circle £1bn warranty giant D&G

A cluster of buyout firms will table takeover offers this week for Domestic & General (D&G), the warranty provider which is also weighing plans...

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief won't attend Saudi event

The IMF chief delays a trip to the Middle East after the disappearance of a prominent journalist. Source: BBC

US plans trade deals with UK, Japan and EU

The US wants to negotiate three separate trade deals, but talks with the UK would start after Brexit. Source: BBC

Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money

Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why. Source: BBC

‘School for politicians’ gets a taste of power

Tired of corruption, business people in Brazil come together to forge a new generation of lawmakers. Source: BBC

Should universities consider ethnicity in admissions?

Harvard has been accused of racial bias in picking students. Should universities really consider ethnic backgrounds? Source: BBC