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LoveHomeSwap sold to Wyndham in £40m deal

LoveHomeSwap, one of the UK’s best-known sharing economy start-ups, is close to being sold to the American hotels giant Wyndham in a £40m deal. Sky News has learnt that Debbie Wosskow, LoveHomeSwap’s founder and chief executive, has‎ struck an agreement with Wyndham Worldwide to take control of the company …

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First chlorinated chicken – now there's worry over whisky

First it was chlorinated chickens – now there are fears of an influx of sub-standard whisky if the UK strikes a trade deal with the US after Brexit. Politicians in Scotland are so worried they have written to the UK Government calling for a legal definition of the spirit …

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Time to run the world?

Fairer pay for women must be backed up by stronger policies at work, according to Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.But the firm’s chief operating officer, in an interview for BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, said the first step is to “start paying women well”.She chose Beyonce’s empowering Run The World …

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The 22-year-old making lucrative 'food porn'

Justin Schuble is only 22, but he has been called “one of the most powerful new players” in the Washington DC food scene.Schuble shares how his Instagram account evolved into a full-time career, with restaurants begging him to showcase their dishes.Produced by Paul Blake and Aidan Johnson Source: BBC …

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Minister calls for Scotch whisky to be defined in law

The Scottish government has called for Scotch to be defined in UK law in order to protect whisky exports after Brexit.Scotland’s Economy Secretary Keith Brown has written to UK ministers calling for protection of the Scotch whisky industry.The industry is worth about £4bn to Scotland in exports. An EU …

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University finances face £17.5bn pensions squeeze

Universities face a new blow to their finances after the main pension fund deficit soared to £17.5bn.The Universities Superannuation Scheme now has the largest pensions deficit of any UK pension fund after it increased by £9bn last year.One expert said student fees may have to rise or be diverted …

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Government adviser urges review of farmers' tax-breaks

Tax breaks for UK farmers should be reviewed, the head of a group advising the environment secretary has said.Economist Dieter Helm said the current system of taxpayer-funded support was extremely wasteful and the industry suffered from “subsidy addiction”.Prof Helm said the exemption of farmland and buildings was used to …

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