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Roydon level crossing lorry driver's jail sentence overturned

A lorry driver has been released from jail after his sentence for running a level crossing was overturned.Tencho Hristov, 30, from Immingham in Lincolnshire,...

Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

BA cabin crew land new pay deal to end strikes

A costly pay dispute involving 85 days of strike action by British Airways cabin crew has been resolved. The Unite union said so-called mixed fleet...

'Sod it' factor's role in eurozone recovery

Amid all the cacophony over Donald Trump's presidency and the Brexit negotiations, it would be easy to ignore that this has actually been quite...

BP rewards shareholders as outlook brightens

BP underlined its confidence in the future as it posted better than expected third quarter results days after the oil price topped $60 for...

Ryanair profits soar despite cancellations

Ryanair has posted an 11% rise in half-year profits despite a rota blunder which saw thousands of flights scrapped. The Dublin-based carrier's headline measure of...

Restrictions on 'crack cocaine' betting machines

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals is to be reduced from £100 to between £2 and £50, the Government has announced. Ministers have announced...

Black Shuck: Legend of 'killer dog' lives on

Nine hundred years after his supposed first sighting, the "killer" dog's reputation has not faded. Source: BBC Essex

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Russia-linked Facebook content reached 126m

Facebook and Twitter have revealed the full reach of Russia-linked political posts during and after the US presidential election. Facebook said that as many as...

Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse nears takeover

A pack of hedge funds is closing in on a takeover of BrightHouse, Britain's biggest rent-to-own retailer, just days after it was slapped with...