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Fuel poverty crisis: 3,000 Britons dying each year because they can't heat their homes, study shows

More than 3,000 people are “needlessly” dying each year in the UK because they cannot afford to properly heat their homes, new research has revealed. The UK has the second-worst rate of excess winter deaths in Europe, a study by National Energy Action and climate-change charity E3G found. The organisations called for urgent action […]

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Advertising regulator unveils tough new standards for gambling ads

The UK’s advertising regulator has unveiled a set of new standards for gambling advertisers, on the back of a broad government consultation on the health risks associated with the sprawling industry. The new standards will restrict adverts that create what that the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) deem to convey an “inappropriate sense of […]

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UK must boost productivity and focus on international competitiveness to weather Brexit, says IMF

The UK must focus on enhancing its economy’s productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock of Brexit, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest country report published on Wednesday, the IMF reiterated that the British economy had faced challenges since June 2016’s referendum on EU membership, which triggered a […]

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Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine's Day as part of expansion plans

Brexit will not dent the long-haul expansion plans from Britain of the fast-growing low-cost airline, Norwegian. The Oslo-based airline plans new routes and higher frequency services from Gatwick, its UK hub for transatlantic and Asian services. It will also base its newest Boeing 787 “Dreamliners” at the Sussex airport. The chief executive, Bjorn Kjos, […]

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Carlsberg CEO says food packaging reuse is one of most effective steps to more sustainable future

Reusing food packaging, like recycling paper cups, is one of the most effective steps towards a more sustainable future, the chief executive of Carlsberg has said. Speaking to The Independent, Cees’t Hart said that, as head of one of the world’s biggest brewers, he “lives by the mantra of reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink”. […]

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George Soros pledges extra £100,000 to fight Brexit after 'smear campaign'

Billionaire financier George Soros has pledged an additional £100,000 to support efforts to fight Brexit as donations flooded in to a group attempting to mobilise public opinion against withdrawal. The investor’s move comes after Mr Soros drew anger from Brexiteers last week when it was revealed he was donating £400,000 to the campaign group […]