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Uber a danger to public safety, warns union

Uber drivers work “excessive hours”, making the taxi app service a danger to public safety, a union has warned.The GMB Union told Westminster Magistrates’ Court it had evidence that Uber “encourages and incentivises” its drivers to work long hours.The hearing will determine whether the union can take part in …

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May rebukes EU over 'bespoke' Brexit deal

Downing Street has hit back at the European Union as the new battle lines for a Brexit trade deal were drawn. Theresa May’s spokesman expressed confidence that UK financial services would “get a good overall deal” despite Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier ruling out a special offer for the …

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Social media firms 'failing on hate speech'

Victims of online hate speech are reporting abuse to social media companies but “are just getting no response at all”, the head of a parliamentary committee has complained. Yvette Cooper MP, the chair of the Home Affairs select committee, grilled Google, Twitter and Facebook in Westminster on Tuesday as …

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New build nightmare

Media playback is unsupported on your device Gas leaks, damp, holes in the floor and cracks in the walls – for some, their new homes have become “uninhabitable” less than a year after moving in.”Slugs, worms, beetles, spiders – they have their own personal entrance and exit route into …

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Boeing and Bombardier set out defence in trade row

Boeing and Bombardier traded verbal blows on Monday over claims by the US planemaker that the Canadian company receives massive subsidies.The two sides appeared before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in the latest round of their bitter row.Boeing accused Bombardier of harming sales of its 737 aircraft and …

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China tells web giants they must accept limits

Web giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter would be welcome to operate in China if they adhered to Beijing’s strict censorship and surveillance laws, regulators have said. Access to China’s hundreds of millions of internet users would be a goldmine for the web giants, but it would only …

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Why spread-betting shares have taken a tumble

It was the early Christmas present nobody in the City’s booming spread-betting industry wanted. The European Securities and Markets Association (ESMA), a European financial regulator, said late on Friday that it was considering banning the sale of so-called ‘binary’ options to retail investors. It may also impose restrictions on …

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