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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain's banking ?system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of...

Global warming threatens future of Champagne

Winemakers in France are planning to introduce a new hybrid grape to negate the effect global warming is having on the production of Champagne. Over...

Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp...

P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK's biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the...

Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will enjoy the...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise...

Zombie thrills

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Nitrate-free bacon to hit supermarket shelves

British bacon free from potentially carcinogenic preservatives will soon appear on supermarket shelves thanks to advances spearheaded by British researchers. Experts have applauded the development...

Apple CEO's earnings climb 74% to $102m

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook took home $102m (£76m) last year, largely thanks to bonuses tied to the company's stock price. Mr Cook became Apple's...

FTSE 100 hits new high as markets reopen

The FTSE 100 has climbed to a fresh record high as UK markets reopened after the Christmas break. London's leading share index rose to 7632.7...

UK workers 'shouldn't expect pay rise in 2018'

Workers in the UK are facing the prospect of another year without a pay rise, a think-tank has warned. The Resolution Foundation (RF) said it...

Bitcoin: Would you want to get paid in cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin. Lots of people...

Bitcoin: charting a crazy 2017

Bitcoin has had an interesting 2017 with some steep rises - and falls - in value.Many see it as a mere speculative financial instrument...