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'Not Geoffrey!' Dismay as Toys R Us sells off mascot

Fans of Toys R Us have expressed their sadness after it announced “everything must go” from its US headquarters – including a life-sized statue of mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe. It comes after the retailer filed for bankruptcy and announced in March that it would be closing all of its …

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Govt challenged over 'hostile environment' stance

Campaigners will next week go to the High Court to challenge a key part of the government’s “hostile environment” policy on illegal immigration. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) says the “right to rent” scheme, which requires landlords in England to check the immigration status of …

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Visa network crash hits customers and retailers

Customers are being left stranded at the tills due to a “service disruption” impacting Visa cards. Some businesses are currently unable to process payments made using Visa cards, impacting potentially millions of customers. “Visa is currently experiencing a service disruption. This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe …

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'Sorry' Visa 'operating at full capacity after chaos'

Visa is operating at “full capacity”, the company says, hours after millions of customers were left unable to pay for goods and services. The firm apologised as it ruled out “malicious” activity as the cause of the disruption. There were reports of “chaos” at supermarket tills as customers abandoned …

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