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General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

General election 2019: Why social media is full of political Twitter screenshots

It might seem like a clunky way to get a message out. But as the UK gears up for an election on 12 December, social media is being flooded with screenshots of political tweets. Twitter has fewer users than other big social media sites, but it...

Sunday, 08:45 in Science &Technology
 
Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS

Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS

A group of Lloyds shareholders have lost a multi-million-pound action against the bank over its purchase of rival HBOS in 2009. The 5,803 former Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were "mugged" when the bank took over HBOS, which was laden...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
'Boeing was at my father's funeral and I was not'

'Boeing was at my father's funeral and I was not'

Zipporah Kuria was fighting back tears. Eight months after the Boeing 737 Max crash that killed Ms Kuria's father, Joseph Waithaka, the site of impact was covered on Thursday and unidentified remains of the victims were buried in rows of identical...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Hong Kong: 'I was tear gassed getting my lunch'

Hong Kong: 'I was tear gassed getting my lunch'

"I've been tear gassed a few times, but never when I was outside my office - popping out to get my lunch," says one trader at HSBC. He is describing the moment this week when Hong Kong's protests came to the central financial district , one...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Alibaba backs Hong Kong's 'bright' future with huge listing

Alibaba backs Hong Kong's 'bright' future with huge listing

Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang has praised Hong Kong's "bright" future as the Chinese e-commerce giant prepares to list in the embattled financial hub. The firm, which is already traded in the US, hopes to raise up to $13.4bn (£10.4bn)...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’

Party plans would ‘boost minimum pay for millions’

Plans from the two biggest political parties to raise the minimum wage would boost pay for millions of people, a leading economic research group says. The move would also double or treble the number of people whose wages are set by government, the...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
General election 2019: Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns

General election 2019: Tories promise help for 'left-behind' towns

The Conservatives have pledged to reduce business rates for small firms in a bid to help "left-behind" towns, if they win the general election. Under their plans, they would also extend discounts on business rates to smaller cinemas and...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays

HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays

Earlier this week a leaked draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England recommended it should be completed despite its spiralling costs and delays. Originally touted as a £33bn project due to partly...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

Saudi Arabia has placed a preliminary valuation on state oil company Aramco of between $1.6tn (£1.22tn) and $1.7tn. The company has published an updated prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO), seeking more than $25bn for the sale of 1.5% of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Cladding puts flat owners' lives on hold

Cladding puts flat owners' lives on hold

Helen King is desperate to sell her east London flat so that she can finally move in with her partner. She has had a buyer lined-up for five months, but the sale has not progressed. Ms King needs to supply them with a cladding safety report for her...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Dubai Air Show: Aerospace industry meets for deals and displays

Dubai Air Show: Aerospace industry meets for deals and displays

The eyes of the world's aerospace and defence industries will be on Dubai this weekend as one of the industry's biggest air shows takes off. While the larger Farnborough and Paris events may attract more visitors and exhibitors, Dubai has in recent...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030, if it wins the general election. The party would nationalise part of BT to deliver the policy and introduce a tax on tech giants to help pay for it....

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

On 24 November, after a nervous wait, Uber will learn whether its licence to operate in London is to be renewed. The impending decision has revived debate over whether the data-driven basis for its business model and the "gig economy" jobs...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
General election 2019: What are nationalisation and privatisation?

General election 2019: What are nationalisation and privatisation?

The political parties are setting out their ideas for the country. Labour likes to talk about the risk of privatising the NHS, accusing the Conservatives of wanting to do a deal with Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the Conservatives have criticised Labour's...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Zut alors! The Americans who are farming edible snails

Zut alors! The Americans who are farming edible snails

Taylor Knapp says that he finds snails "fascinating", which is probably for the best, given that he looks after as many as 70,000 of them. Mr Knapp is the founder and owner of the largest snail farm in the US, Peconic Escargot, based on Long...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 


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