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Intel not considering UK factory due to Brexit

Intel not considering UK factory due to Brexit

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By Daniel ThomasBusiness reporter, New YorkImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Pat Gelsinger became chief executive of Intel in FebruaryThe boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no longer considering building a factory in the UK because of Brexit. Pat Gelsinger told the BBC that before the UK left the EU, the country "would have…
The Papers: Business backlash for PM and ‘build back banter’

The Papers: Business backlash for PM and ‘build back banter’

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By BBC NewsStaffMost of the front pages focus on Boris Johnson's speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Wednesday. Many highlight the reaction of business leaders with the Guardian saying the address was condemned by many as "vacuous" and "bombastic".The Times also reports that the prime minister faces a "business backlash", saying many…
Businesses welcome back workers as furlough ends

Businesses welcome back workers as furlough ends

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By Ben KingBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesThe wave of job cuts many expected at the end of the furlough scheme has not happened, early data suggests.The number of redundancies proposed by employers in September was close to record lows.Many businesses with large numbers of furloughed workers say they have taken everyone back, and…
Man dies after three stabbed near Tewkesbury

Man dies after three stabbed near Tewkesbury

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Image caption, Matthew Boorman, a father of three, died after being stabbedThe man who died during a series of stabbings in Gloucestershire has been named as 43-year-old Matthew Boorman.His family said in a statement that Mr Boorman was "a loving husband and a father to three gorgeous young children who all love him and miss…
Amazon opens first UK non-food store

Amazon opens first UK non-food store

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By Emma SimpsonBBC business correspondentAmazon is expanding its presence on the High Street by opening its first non-food store in the UK.The shop, in the Bluewater shopping mall near Dartford, will sell around 2,000 of its most popular and best-rated products.It's called Amazon 4-star, because every item has been given more than four stars by…
Universal Credit reduction: ‘I feel overwhelmed’ at financial impact

Universal Credit reduction: ‘I feel overwhelmed’ at financial impact

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Image caption, The government says vulnerable households across the country "will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials"A £20-a-week increase to universal credit (UC), brought in to help people on low incomes struggling through the Covid pandemic, is being withdrawn from Wednesday.The government has always said the extra…
‘Everyone’s mental health is messed up’

‘Everyone’s mental health is messed up’

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Raven Saunders made an X symbol on the podium after winning Olympic shot put silver on 1 AugustStanding on the podium in Tokyo with an Olympic silver medal round her neck, Raven Saunders wanted to make a powerful statement.She knew who she wanted to speak up for, discussing it with those closest to her -…
The Papers: PM has ‘guts to fix UK’ amid battle with business

The Papers: PM has ‘guts to fix UK’ amid battle with business

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By BBC NewsStaffImage source, Getty Images"PM to reveal minimum wage rise in a few weeks," is the Times' lead.The paper has been told that Boris Johnson will accept the recommendations of independent advisers, in a move which will boost the pay of the lowest earners to about £9.42 per hour. The change would come into…
Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffer outage

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffer outage

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Image source, Getty ImagesSocial media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. It blamed an internal technical issue, which not only affected Facebook's services, but reportedly also employees' work passes and email.The services were down from about 16:00 GMT until around 22:00…
Catalans’ Tomkins named Man of Steel

Catalans’ Tomkins named Man of Steel

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Sam Tomkins has enjoyed a superb 2021 with Catalans DragonsCatalans Dragons full-back Sam Tomkins has won the 2021 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award.Super League's annual award is decided by points accrued on a round-by-round basis across the season.Tomkins joins Paul Sculthorpe and Andy Farrell in winning the award twice, having claimed it in 2012…