André Previn dies at the age of 89

The conductor and composer André Previn has died at the age of 89. His manager told the BBC he died at his home in New York on Thursday morning. Previn

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Merger could close Fox’s mints factory in Leicester

Image caption The Fox’s Glacier factory has been making mints in Leicester since 1918 The factory that makes Fox’s Glacier mints could close under merger plans. It is proposed Fox’s

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YouTube bans comments on all videos of children

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube says it will switch off comments on almost all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to “better protect children and families”. Several brands stopped advertising

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Momo challenge: ‘Freaky game’ described as hoax

Image caption Police in Craigavon posted advice about momo on Facebook The fictional online character “Momo”, which was alleged to have encouraged children to self-harm, has been described as a

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US economic growth continues to slow

Image copyright Getty Images US economic growth slowed to an annualised rate of 2.6% in the final three months of 2018, figures show. However, the reading was ahead of expectations

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Abhinandan: Pakistan ‘to free Indian pilot on Friday’

Image copyright Pakistan Information Ministry (ISPR) Image caption Pakistan says Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is being treated well Pakistan will release a captured Indian pilot as a “peace gesture” on

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‘Useless slimming pills face fake Amazon reviews’ fine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US government advice suggests the supplements have “little or no effect” on weight loss A company that sold “ineffective” fat-fighting herbal supplements is facing

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Bank customers hit by dozens of IT shutdowns

Image copyright Getty Images Customers suffered dozens of digital banking shutdowns last year, according to new figures that reveal the scale of banks’ IT problems for the first time. UK

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Google must provide details on Nest microphone error

Image copyright Google Image caption The Nest Guard contained a microphone, but Google did not disclose that in the product’s specifications US senators have written to Google asking for more

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Broadband speed must be revealed to customers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ofcom is trying to persuade more people to upgrade to faster broadband New rules forcing broadband firms to reveal to customers exactly how fast

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