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European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe EU’s Margrethe Vestager says the appeal will go before the European Court of Justice The European Commission plans to appeal against a ruling that Apple does not have to pay 13bn euros (£11.6bn) in back taxes to Ireland. The EU’s General Court had ruled in July there was no evidence …

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Covid-19: What has it meant for the ‘busiest’ trains?

By Laurence CawleyBBC News image captionThe operator thought the 07:16 between King’s Lynn and Cambridge might be busy. On that stretch, the train is limited to just four carriages. Newly released figures have revealed the 10 most overcrowded trains in England and Wales. Among them was the 07:16 service from King’s Lynn, in Norfolk, into …

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Coronavirus: Working from home ‘costs central London £2.3bn’

By Nicky FordBBC News Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightEPA image captionBusinesses in The City say they are “struggling” as people work from home Coronavirus has created a £2.3bn black hole of spending in central London, new research has suggested. Data from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) underlined how spending in businesses …

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Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official forced out in rare resignation

image copyrightReuters image captionCardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has been a close advisor to Pope Francis High-ranking Vatican official Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has unexpectedly resigned, the Holy See has announced. He previously worked as the second-most senior official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Cardinal Becciu became involved in a controversial deal to buy a …

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Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official forced out in rare resignation

image copyrightReuters image captionCardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has been a close advisor to Pope Francis High-ranking Vatican official Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu has unexpectedly resigned, the Holy See has announced. He previously worked as the second-most senior official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Cardinal Becciu became involved in a controversial deal to buy a …

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Job Support Scheme and helping UK workers

The UK chancellor has announced a new scheme which will see some workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. Rishi Sunak said it was “impossible” for him to predict the labour market, but added that the government needed “evolve our support” for jobs. Responding to a question from BBC political editor …

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Ford Bridgend closure: ‘Journey into the unknown’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ford has been synonymous with Bridgend for 40 years Ford Bridgend is shutting down production after 40 years in the south Wales town. Before the closure announcement, there were 1,644 staff employed at the site, most of whom have opted for retraining. More than 120 people will remain on-site …

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