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Phones to be seized at Brexit talks amid plotting

After a night of cabinet plotting, Theresa May faces a showdown at her country retreat over the UK’s position on Brexit. Ministers will have their phones removed on arrival at Chequers in Buckinghamshire and talks will continue into the night, with the PM warning they have “a duty” to …

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Web giants (and memes) saved from copyright law

Web giants are breathing a sigh of relief following a vote against overhauling the EU’s copyright law by MEPs. Google, Facebook and other tech firms would have been forced to share more of their revenues with publishers and artists had the copyright directive been passed. While those for the …

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World Cup win would deliver 'unadulterated' economic boost

Harry Kane and his Three Lions teammates would deliver an “unadulterated” boost to the UK economy if they go on to win the World Cup, the governor of the Bank of England has said. Mark Carney, speaking at a Northern Powerhouse business summit in Newcastle, was asked by a …

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WPP sparks Sorrell legal battle ‎over agency bid

WPP Group is threatening to strip its former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell of share awards worth potentially tens of millions of pounds over his new venture’s €300m (£265m) bid to launch a rival multinational network. Sky News can exclusively reveal that WPP, the FTSE-100 marketing services group that …

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Jacques Vert owner closes all concessions

Collapsed Calvetron Brands, the womenswear group behind Jacques Vert, will now close its remaining concessions leading to the loss of around 1,000 UK jobs. Administrators Duffy & Phelps announced that the company will wind-down after it failed to find a buyer. Calvetron operated about 300 UK concessions in stores …

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May hints rail firm could be stripped of franchise

Theresa May has hinted Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) could be stripped of its franchise if services provided by the beleaguered firm do not improve. The prime minister told the Commons that recent rail chaos sparked by the introduction of new timetables in May has been “simply unacceptable”. She said …

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