Costa UK coffee sales fall by 2%, says owner Whitbread

Image copyright WHITBREAD Costa has blamed a lack of shoppers on the High Street for a fall in like-for-like sales at the start of the year. The nation’s biggest coffee

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Deadly explosion at Texas hospital leaves one dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some of those injured in the blast are said to have suffered severe burns One person has been killed and several others injured in an

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MPs seek report into HBOS Reading probe by Lloyds

Image copyright PA Investigators looking into allegations of a cover-up of a £1bn pound fraud at HBOS have been told by MPs they must hand over their findings to parliament.

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Virtual reality ‘is not just for gamers’

The use of virtual and augmented reality technology by businesses is gaining popularity across Asia. Firms are looking for new ways to improve clients’ experience and for some, VR is

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Migrant family separations: States sue Trump administration

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe cost of detention v the alternatives Seventeen US states have sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its “cruel and unlawful” separation

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Uber granted short-term licence to operate in London

Image copyright Reuters Uber has been granted a short-term licence to operate in London following a court hearing. Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew the licence when it expired

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Scammers abuse multilingual domain names

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smartphones often shorten website names, making scams hard to spot, security experts say Cyber-criminals are abusing multilingual character sets to trick people into visiting phishing

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US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

Image copyright Reuters The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Trump administration’s travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. Lower courts had deemed the ban unconstitutional,

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CO2 shortage: Tesco-owned Booker restricts beer sales

Image copyright Getty Images Food wholesaler Booker is rationing beer and cider because of a shortage of CO2 used in carbonated drinks. The Tesco-owned retailer, which is used by bars,

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Transgender woman wins pension court battle

Image copyright EPA A transgender woman who was unable to access her pension, was discriminated against by UK law, the European Court of Justice has found. The woman – known

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