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Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

BA cabin crew land new pay deal to end strikes

A costly pay dispute involving 85 days of strike action by British Airways cabin crew has been resolved. The Unite union said so-called mixed fleet...

'Sod it' factor's role in eurozone recovery

Amid all the cacophony over Donald Trump's presidency and the Brexit negotiations, it would be easy to ignore that this has actually been quite...

Halloween: Spooky sausage dogs get dressed up

These pups made up the guest list of an exclusive Halloween party. Source: BBC Tyne and Wear

Pride of Britain Awards: What did Suzie McCash teach Prince William?

William said he would talk to George about an important issue, following his meeting with 5-year-old Suzie McCash. Source: BBC Tyne and Wear

Regulator awards FTSE 100 water giant £38m

Regulator Ofwat has told FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent it can add £38.4m to customers' bills after it outperformed targets in reducing sewer...

Washington man finds snake in bath

A man was having a shower when a snake slithered into his bath tub from the overflow pipe. Source: BBC Tyne and Wear

BP rewards shareholders as outlook brightens

BP underlined its confidence in the future as it posted better than expected third quarter results days after the oil price topped $60 for...

Ryanair profits soar despite cancellations

Ryanair has posted an 11% rise in half-year profits despite a rota blunder which saw thousands of flights scrapped. The Dublin-based carrier's headline measure of...

Restrictions on 'crack cocaine' betting machines

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is to be reduced from £100 to between £2 and £50, the Government has announced. Ministers have announced...

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse nears takeover

A pack of hedge funds is closing in on a takeover of BrightHouse, Britain's biggest rent-to-own retailer, just days after it was slapped with...