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Dairy-free ice cream taps into 'healthy' treat trend

Young people worldwide are developing a taste for dairy-free ice cream which they see as a “healthier” alternative, involving almonds and coconut.New launches of dairy-free varieties now make up 4% of all new ice cream launches, according to market research firm Mintel. And major brands, including Haagen Dazs and …

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UK manufacturing output falls and trade deficit widens

The pound has fallen after disappointing manufacturing, trade and construction data suggested the UK economy is failing to gain momentum.Output in both the manufacturing and construction sectors fell in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Separate data from the ONS showed that the UK’s trade deficit widened …

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South Africa's booming private security industry

High walls topped with razor wire, armed patrols in pick-up trucks and signs deterring would-be criminals from targeting properties are commonplace in South Africa. Per capita, the country’s private security industry is the fourth largest in the world and South Africans spend more than $4bn (£3bn) a year protecting …

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Tesla to build 'historic' large battery

An Australian state will install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in a “historic” deal with electric car firm Tesla and energy company Neoen.The battery will protect South Australia from the kind of energy crisis which famously blacked out the state, Premier Jay Weatherill said.Tesla boss Elon Musk confirmed …

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Samsung sees record quarterly profit on chip demand

Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit thanks to surging global demand for memory chips.The South Korean tech giant reported an operating profit of 14 trillion won ($12bn; £9.3bn) in the three months to June, up 72% on a year earlier.Sales climbed 18% to 60 trillion won, buoyed …

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Former Catesby railway tunnel to be used to test racing cars

A disused railway tunnel is to be turned into a test centre for motor vehicles including racing cars.The tunnel, in Catesby, Northamptonshire, is 1.7 miles (2.7km) long and perfectly straight.Vehicles will travel through it at up to 100mph to test things like engine performance and aerodynamics. Source: BBC News

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