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article 02 July 2015 World
Referendum yes supporters protest in Athens (Reuters)
Greece referendum: Syriza urges voters to reject bailout

Politicians with Greece's ruling Syriza party, including Prime Minister Tsipras, say the country should vote no in Sunday's referendum, as the Bank of England warns of a "very dangerous" situation.

post 01 July 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Heathrow third runway: business says 'pick up the shovel'

It's taken a three-year investigation but today the Airports Commission announced what many had expected - that a third runway at Heathrow is the preferred option to expand the UK's airport capacity.

post 01 July 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Heathrow report 'steaming poo' for Cameron - senior Tory

The pre-briefing on Sir Howard Davies' report on airport capacity focused on the Gatwick caveat - we like Heathrow but Gatwick will do. The final report is written nothing like that.

article 27 June 2015 World, Tunisia
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Tunisia shootings: 'Fifteen Britons dead and total may rise'

Relatives of British holidaymakers still await news of their loved ones 24 hours after the shootings, as David Cameron warns the public must prepare for news that many of the victims were from the UK

post 26 June 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Tesco sales - signs of things starting to turn around?

It says something about Tesco's predicament that its shares have risen this morning because first quarter sales were bad, but not as bad as they could have been.

article 22 June 2015 World
taylor Swift (Getty Images)
How Taylor Swift became more powerful than Apple

Apple will now pay artists during free trials of Apple Music, after pop star Taylor Swift threatened to hold back her latest hit album from the tech giant's new streaming service.

article 19 June 2015 UK
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Siobhan Kennedy by BT Tower: back to the 60s

As the BT Tower restaurant reopens for the first time in 35 years, the company's chief executive Gavin Patterson says falling out of the EU would be bad for his business and Britain.

article 18 June 2015 Business
Kids wearing loom bands (Getty)
Sales slowdown at Poundland mirrors end of Loom Band craze

The end of a kids' craze for bracelets made from plastic Loom Bands is blamed for slowing sales at Poundland. Now retailers are on the lookout for the next lucrative fad to cash in on.

article 17 June 2015 UK
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RBS customers hit by payments IT glitch

About 600,000 expected payments to RBS customers were not made because of computer problems at the banking group.