November 1, 2022

Pandemic furniture star Made.com nears collapse

The retailer aims to fulfil orders it has already received but is offering no refunds at this stage. Image source, Chris Batson / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Race Business reporter, BBC News Online furniture retailer Made.com has moved a step closer towards administration after the company’s shares were suspended on Tuesday. The firm has […]

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No evidence of bullying in fracking vote, Commons speaker says

The atmosphere was “tense” but there was no evidence of “undue influence” on MPs, Commons speaker says. Image source, @RhonddaBryant By Becky Morton BBC political reporter An internal investigation has found no evidence of bullying during a vote on fracking last month, the House of Commons speaker has said. Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the atmosphere […]

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Treasury warns of tax rises to fill financial hole

Everyone will have to pay higher taxes to repair the public finances, a Treasury source says. Image source, Number 10/Flickr Everyone will have to pay more tax to put the UK’s public finances on a sustainable footing, the Treasury is warning. A source said spending cuts alone would not be enough to ensure the government […]

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Itaewon crush: First emergency call came hours before crush

Police and local officials did almost nothing to stop a huge, unmanageable crowd from gathering. Image source, Reuters By Jonathan Head and Tessa Wong BBC News, Seoul The first call to police from Itaewon came at 18:34 local time – several hours before the deadly crush took place. The caller to South Korea’s 112 emergency […]

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Ukraine war: Tales of endurance and hardship as winter looms

Ukrainian civilians and troops paint a picture of endurance and hardship as winter approaches. By Jeremy Bowen BBC News, Ukraine Tired and battered by months of war, Ukrainians are nevertheless undeterred by Russia’s offensive. Our correspondent travelled across the east of the country to hear moving accounts from soldiers and civilians, including a grandmother of […]

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Takeoff: Migos rapper shot dead in Houston, reports say

The star, whose group found fame with hits like Bad and Boujee and Stir Fry, was 28 years old. Image source, Getty Images By Mark Savage BBC Music Correspondent Rapper Takeoff, from the chart-topping band Migos, has been shot and killed in Houston, according to US media reports. Police told Variety magazine the rapper was […]

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BP profit jump sparks calls for bigger windfall tax

The energy giant more than doubled its profit between July and September compared to last year. Image source, Getty Images By Dearbail Jordan Business reporter, BBC News The government is facing growing calls to raise more money from the windfall tax on energy firms after oil giant BP reported a huge rise in global profits. […]

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