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Calais and Boulogne blocked by protesting French fishermen

French fishermen have blocked the ports of Calais and Boulogne in protest at so-called pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to stun fish.Fishing boats stopped ferries entering or leaving Calais while a roadblock stopped traffic at Boulogne.Calais is a major link between the UK and France used by thousands …

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50 Cent forgot he had a stash of Bitcoin now worth $8m

50 Cent has discovered that he is a Bitcoin millionaire, thanks to some long-forgotten album sales.In 2014, he released the album Animal Ambition and became the first artist to accept Bitcoin as payment.The rapper received more than 700 Bitcoins under the deal, but then forgot about the cryptocurrency, according …

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The Presidents Club: Are charities allowed to return money?

Following the reports of sexual harassment of women working as hostesses at the men-only dinner held by The Presidents Club, some of the charities that would have benefited from the money raised have released statements.For example, children’s hospital Evelina London, has said it will not accept funding from The …

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Apprenticeship levy is not working, employers say

The government’s new apprenticeship levy is yet to increase the number of people being trained, according to official figures released on Thursday.There were 114,000 apprenticeship starts reported so far for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.That compared with 155,600 for the same period in the previous academic …

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Plastic bottles: Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste

Shops, cafes and businesses will offer free water refill points in every major city and town in England by 2021.Industry body Water UK says its scheme could cut disposable plastic bottle use by tens of millions a year. The move comes amid growing concern about the effect of plastic …

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Davos: Theresa May warns tech firms over terror content

Media playback is unsupported on your device Investors should put pressure on technology giants to respond more quickly to extremist content on social networks, the prime minister has said. Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos that investors should consider the social impact of the firms they …

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Sky signals the end of the satellite dish

Sky plans to offer all its channels and content available online, meaning customers will no longer need a satellite dish on their property.The pay TV broadcaster already offers some channels online on its Now TV platform as well as catch-up services.Sky called the move a “major development” that would …

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