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10 Places To Visit In Sweden

Sweden is famous around the world for lots of things: Saab and Volvo automobiles, the music group ABBA, pickled herring and the DIY megastore IKEA. It is equally as famous for its stunning scenery, picturesque fishing villages, being the land of reindeer and endless summer sun. Sweden is filled with colorful wooden buildings, traditional huts, […]

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Holt’s temporary Budgens store opens after June fire

A temporary shop has been officially opened after a town’s only supermarket was destroyed by fire. Budgens in Holt in Norfolk, was engulfed in flames on 20 June, with smoke visible from 10 miles away. The 5,000 sq ft temporary store, set up on the car park of destroyed shop, will be open seven days […]

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NS&I apologises for delays amid savers’ exodus

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has apologised to savers trying to get through on the phone on the day it slashed its rates. It said it had faced “extremely high call volumes” with many savers trying to withdraw their money. It announced wide-ranging rate cuts on its savings products in September, most of which took […]

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Elon Musk becomes world’s second richest person

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has topped Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest man after a meteoric rise in his personal fortune. Mr Musk’s net worth jumped by $7.2bn (£5.4bn) to $128bn after shares in his car firm Tesla surged. Only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is richer, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires […]

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Hauliers fear ‘mayhem’ at Holyhead port

Hauliers have claimed there will be “mayhem” at Holyhead port when the Brexit transition period ends. Holyhead is the second biggest “roll-on roll-off” port in the UK after Dover, carrying 1,200 lorries and trailers a day across the Irish Sea. The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) said the first six months of 2021 would be […]

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Telford armoured vehicle contract may create 200 jobs

About 260 Boxer armoured vehicles are to be produced for the British Army at a site in Shropshire. German defence firm Rheinmetall said about 200 jobs could be created in and around its Telford site after it landed the £860m contract. The plant will build the vehicles over 10 years. Rheinmetall said the contract would […]

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Huawei ban: UK networks breaking new law face big fines

A new security law being unveiled on Tuesday threatens telecoms giants with hefty fines if they fail to tighten security. The Telecommunications Security Bill bans the involvement of Chinese firm Huawei in the UK’s 5G mobile network. But it also says that companies which fail to meet deadlines for higher security requirements could face enormous […]

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Goodbye ATMs. How local shops offer access to cash

Step into a shop, demand cash from the till, then walk out without buying anything: it sounds more like theft than a government-approved activity. Yet purchase-free cashback at local convenience stores is being touted as one solution to the problem of disappearing access to notes and coins. Millions of people – including the elderly, those […]