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PM urged to prosecute web giants over abuse

Social media companies should be prosecuted like publishers if they fail to remove abuse content, an influential committee is to tell the Government. Social media companies are not currently regulated as publishers but are instead considered as platforms as they have limited control over the content they host. This …

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Wilkins Chimney Sweep is 54th best franchise in the UK according to new league table.

Man in a van franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep has been ranked as 54th in the UK, according to a brand new league table release today by franchise publication Elite Franchise. Multi- award-winning franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep which is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter and Louise …

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Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

The owner of Westfield shopping centres is being bought for $24.7bn in a deal which will see the malls launched across Europe.French property group Unibail-Rodamco is offering $7.55 a share for the Australian business.Westfield Corporation has shopping centres in the UK and the US while Unibail-Rodamco has 71 sites …

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Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Media playback is unsupported on your device About half a million children and young people gamble every week, a Gambling Commission report is expected to show.The regulator has warned that children as young as 11 are using so-called skin betting websites, which let players gamble with virtual items as …

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Firms selling tickets for trains that will not run

Train passengers are being “misled” by rail companies that are selling tickets for services that will not be running or will be disrupted by engineering works. Research by Transport Focus found travellers were also denied the chance to buy cheap tickets for the Christmas break. Six rail firms failed …

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Job prospects 'will improve' under new economic action plan

A new economic action plan for Wales over the next decade has been unveiled.It includes simplifying financial support for business, a reduced number of priority sectors and a regional approach to economic development.But firms wanting grants will have to commit to reducing their carbon footprint and prove they employ …

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Former Facebook exec's 'guilt' over site's creation

A former Facebook executive says he feels “tremendous guilt” over the creation of the social networking site. Speaking at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event, Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president for user growth, said “we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society …

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Granny dam-builder

Media playback is unsupported on your device It is easy to underestimate Amla Ruia.But at 71, this mild-mannered Mumbai matriarch is one of the most prolific dam builders in the world, and at the forefront of India’s fight against drought. Each year more than 300 million people in India …

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Care for all

Media playback is unsupported on your device Buying food for the whole family or paying for a doctor to see one child? Paying for your children to use a toilet facility or buying much needed medicines for yourself? These are some of the choices facing mothers living in Kenya’s …

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Renting a home: How much space will £100 buy you?

Spending £100 a month on rent in London secures floor space equivalent to a small garden shed, compared with nearly five times that in parts of northern England, new research shows.Data released to BBC News shows cheaper properties to rent in the capital “simply don’t exist”, letting agents said.Agents …

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