Haynes motor manual founder dies aged 80

Image copyright Haynes Image caption John Haynes started the firm which went on to sell 200 million manuals The founder of the Haynes motor manuals – known for their distinctive “exploding” diagrams – has died aged 80. John Haynes started the firm after helping fix an Austin Healey Sprite and realising the official manual was […]

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Family gangs ‘exploit pension savers’

Image copyright Getty Images Fraudster families are spearheading attempts to steal pension savings totalling millions of pounds, investigators have said. Married couples and their adult children have been identified as leading crime groups involved in the fraud by those tackling the scams. They try to steal life savings or persuade people to invest in high-risk […]

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Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove from more than 30 business leaders. They said it looked “ever more […]

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UK signs post-Brexit trade deal with Switzerland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption International Trade Secretary Liam Fox talks to Swiss Economy Minister Guy Parmelin The UK and Switzerland have signed a deal to continue trading after Brexit as they did before it. The “continuity agreement” – based on the EU’s existing free trade deal with Switzerland – was agreed in December but […]

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UK economic growth slowest since 2012

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Hammond says the UK economy put in a “robust performance” The UK economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018 after a sharp contraction in December. Growth in the year was 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2017 and the slowest rate since […]

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