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Households urged to start saving now for next Christmas

Low-earning households are being urged to start saving money now in time for next Christmas.The debt charity The Money Advice Trust (MAT) is advising...

Rail fares: Commuters 'priced out' by increases, campaigners say

Average rail ticket prices have risen by 3.4% across the UK, in the biggest increase to fares since 2013.Protests are planned at some 40...

Patisserie Valerie wants dough for Gail's bid

Patisserie Valerie is preparing to tap investors for tens of millions of pounds as it bakes a takeover bid for the company that owns...

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

California has become the largest state in the US to legalise recreational cannabis use. As of 1 January 2018, adults aged over 21 can...

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates introduce VAT for first time

Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the first time.The 5% levy is being applied...

Top UK boss and family killed in seaplane crash

The chief executive of a FTSE 100 company and an 11-year-old girl were among five Britons killed when a seaplane crashed near Sydney hours...