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Priced out of homeownership - 'It makes me want to throw up'

Sun, 26 May 2024 23:49:55 GMT

The US housing market has changed dramatically since the pandemic - an issue looming over the election.


'Corrupt ship inspectors demand our food and cargo'

Tue, 14 May 2024 23:37:11 GMT

Seafarers tell the BBC port officials routinely demand bribes before allowing ships through.


These elephants are dying on rail tracks - can AI save them?

Tue, 21 May 2024 03:17:54 GMT

Officials in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are using AI to monitor elephant movement on rail tracks.


Energy bills to fall again from July under new cap

Fri, 24 May 2024 09:10:53 GMT

A household using a typical amount of gas and electricity will pay 1,568 a year.


Building society buys Co-op Bank for 780m

Fri, 24 May 2024 19:38:32 GMT

The deal will create a financial business with millions of customers and about 89bn worth of assets.


Will AI dream up the hit TV shows of the future?

Wed, 08 May 2024 23:05:27 GMT

Television production firms admit they are already using AI to come up with new programme ideas.


Is China's bubble tea bubble about to burst?

Thu, 16 May 2024 23:58:43 GMT

Chinese bubble tea shares fizzle, raising questions about the industry and Hong Kong's stock market.


The rise of Sweden's super rich

Sun, 05 May 2024 23:44:38 GMT

Why the Nordic nation, despite its reputation for social equality, has so many billionaires.


Why technology has not transformed building

Thu, 23 May 2024 23:07:44 GMT

New technology has yet to transform homebuilding which is still largely a manual task.


Mike Lynch defends himself in Autonomy fraud trial

Thu, 23 May 2024 20:45:48 GMT

Mike Lynch, a tech tycoon once compared to Bill Gates, said his fraud trial was "surreal".


We will not increase income tax or NI, Labour says

Sun, 26 May 2024 16:23:56 GMT

The shadow chancellor told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg she would face "difficult decisions" on spending.


The man who turned his dead father into a chatbot

Wed, 15 May 2024 23:08:07 GMT

The "grief tech" firms helping users create talking avatars of their dead relatives.


Finances a 'dark cloud' over election campaign, says IFS

Fri, 24 May 2024 23:50:14 GMT

A leading think tank warns more tax rises or cuts to public services could lie ahead.


The post-Brexit hard sell for British food in Asia

Thu, 09 May 2024 23:49:40 GMT

The UK still lags far behind its main European counterparts, both in terms of sales and reputation.


How quantum physics could 'revolutionise everything'

Mon, 06 May 2024 23:37:15 GMT

From unhackable communication networks to powerful computers, quantum technology promises huge advances.


'People are just not worried about being scammed'

Wed, 22 May 2024 23:09:19 GMT

Fraudsters are increasingly using AI, but are people taking the problem seriously enough?


No-fault renters evictions bill runs out of time

Fri, 24 May 2024 17:58:04 GMT

The Renters (Reform) Bill would have banned landlords from evicting tenants without a reason.


Vet prescription fees could be capped by watchdog

Thu, 23 May 2024 15:56:02 GMT

The measure is one move the UK watchdog could take after it completes a formal inquiry into the sector.


How should countries deal with falling birth rates?

Mon, 20 May 2024 01:28:50 GMT

As the UK and US continue to see falling birth rates, options to deal with the issue are limited.


Joy and disbelief as Post Office convictions quashed

Fri, 24 May 2024 21:00:01 GMT

A law quashing convictions from the Horizon IT scandal received Royal Assent late on Friday.


Google to make Pixel phones and drones in India

Fri, 24 May 2024 06:00:15 GMT

The tech giant is set to manufacture advanced versions of the smartphone in Tamil Nadu state.


US sues in bid to break up Ticketmaster owner

Thu, 23 May 2024 16:57:45 GMT

Officials allege the company used illegal tactics to dominate the concert industry, driving up prices.


'My flat's service charge has doubled to 8,000'

Sun, 26 May 2024 23:54:46 GMT

Soaring insurance costs have pushed up service charges over the past few years, a trade body says.


Musk opposes US tariffs on Chinese electric cars

Fri, 24 May 2024 03:11:12 GMT

He previously warned Chinese car makers would "demolish" rivals if there were no trade barriers.


Ex-Post Office boss accused of being in 'la-la land'

Fri, 24 May 2024 21:14:05 GMT

Paula Vennells is quizzed on how much she knew about remote access to sub-postmasters' computers


Cow dung's key role in India's energy industry

Mon, 13 May 2024 23:06:02 GMT

India is hoping that biogas, produced from farm waste, will curb its reliance on imported gas.


'Garden floods show need to work with nature'

Fri, 03 May 2024 21:38:25 GMT

Insurance scheme urges gardeners to use planting to protect their homes from floods.


Vennells told not to make Post Office front page news

Thu, 23 May 2024 16:06:02 GMT

The former Post Office chief executive faced a second day of questions into the Horizon IT scandal.


Royal Mail investigated by Ofcom for missing delivery targets

Sat, 25 May 2024 02:21:21 GMT

It marks the sixth consecutive year Royal Mail has fallen short of its postal targets.


Ex-Post Office boss Vennells' five big inquiry moments

Fri, 24 May 2024 21:25:27 GMT

Ms Vennells gave testimony over three days, watched by those affected by the Post Office scandal.


April a washout for shops as sales slump

Fri, 24 May 2024 09:43:17 GMT

Retail sales fell by much more than expected last month as heavy rain kept shoppers at home.