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UK inflation hits five-year high of 3% as food prices rise



News October 17, 2017


The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation rose from 2.9% in August thanks partly to higher food prices - adding to the squeeze on households as pay growth lags behind.But the increase will be welcomed by those receiving...

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Terror-hit Merlin shares plunge despite Peppa Pig deal



News October 17, 2017


Merlin also announced new developments including a tie-up with children's TV character Peppa Pig but it is cutting £100m of investment in existing attractions amid pressures on the business.The UK-based FTSE 100 group, which also...

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Merlin looks to Peppa Pig to revive fortunes as terrorism hurts trading



News October 17, 2017


Merlin also announced new developments including a tie-up with children's TV character Peppa Pig, but it is cutting £100m of investment in existing attractions amid pressures on the business.The UK-based FTSE 100 group, which als...

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Government closes foreign merger 'loopholes' to tackle security threats



News October 17, 2017


Military product-makers and advanced technology firms will be targeted to close "loopholes" that pose espionage or sabotage risks.Ministers will be able to scrutinise takeover companies with a turnover of more than £1m, down from...

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Government closes business merger 'loopholes' to tackle security threats



News October 17, 2017


Military product-makers and advanced technology firms will be targeted as "loopholes" which previously prevented scrutiny are closed.Ministers will now be able to scrutinise takeover companies with a turnover of more than £1m, do...

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