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Philip Morris places anti-smoking advertisement in papers

Tobacco firm Philip Morris has placed an advertisement in some newspapers promoting its “ambition to stop selling cigarettes in the UK”.It is part of the company’s drive to achieve a “smoke-free future”.The owner of the Marlboro brand has also written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking to be allowed …

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Ryanair applies for UK air operator licence

Ryanair is seeking a licence to operate domestic UK air routes which it says it may need in the event of a hard Brexit.The airline said it had applied to UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, (CAA) for a UK Air Operator’s Certificate.Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has repeatedly …

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Rail fare rises: Commuters 'priced off' UK trains, union says

Media playback is unsupported on your device Average rail ticket prices have risen by 3.4% across the UK, in the biggest increase to fares since 2013.Many commuters have seen their season tickets go up by more than £100, while campaigners and unions warn many people were being “priced off” …

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Ryanair seeks UK licence in hard Brexit safeguard

Ryanair is seeking a licence from British regulators to safeguard against a hard Brexit amid little apparent progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. Sky News has learnt that Ryanair tabled an application to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shortly before Christmas for a UK …

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Online returns set to soar on 'Takeback Tuesday'

A deluge of unwanted online gifts and purchases is expected to be returned to retailers on Tuesday, according to Royal Mail. The proportion of goods returned is set to be much higher than last year as online shopping becomes more popular. Clothing, footwear and electrical goods are the most …

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Liam Fox calls for end to 'obsessive' criticism of Brexit

“Obsessive criticism” of Brexit must end, Liam Fox has said, urging opponents of the UK’s departure from the EU to “lift their horizons”.Ahead of a visit to China, the international trade secretary said “attitudes needed to change” in 2018.”Brexit is not a time bomb to be defused but a …

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Virgin Trains apologises for 'sexist' tweet

Virgin Trains has “apologised unreservedly” for a tweet which some social media users described as “sexist”.In response to a passenger complaint about being referred to as “honey”, the official Virgin Trains East Coast Twitter account asked if she would “prefer ‘pet’ or ‘love’ next time”.The passenger, Emily Lucinda Cole, …

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Chargemaster drives on with £170m London float

Britain’s biggest provider of infrastructure to the electric vehicle market is plotting a £170m bid to charge on to the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Sky News has learnt that Chargemaster, which was founded a decade ago and claims to have a 50% share of the fast-growing sector, is targeting …

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