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Toxic Waste Mountains Blighting Communities

Sky News research has revealed that environment agencies in the UK are dealing with dozens of abandoned waste mountains left by recycling firms who have gone out of business.

Turkey Holidays Down 40% On Security Worries

The world's largest tour operator, TUI Group, has blamed security concerns among its customers for a 40% fall in the number of bookings for holidays in Turkey.

Markets: Flight To Safety As Nikkei Falls 5.4%

The global stock market rout has intensified, with Japan's Nikkei losing 5.4% of its value amid a rush for safe havens such as gold and the yen.

150 Jobs Under Threat As Coal Plant Shuts

A coal-fired power station that can provide enough energy to power one million homes is to close this summer with the potential loss of 150 jobs.

EasyGym Latest Chain To Get Fit For Sale

EasyGym Latest Chain To Get Fit For Sale

Another of Britain's fitness club chains is limbering up for a sale as the owners of easyGym prepare to auction the business amid a frenzy of corporate activity across the sector.

Osborne Facing Tax And Spending Questions

Osborne Facing Tax And Spending Questions

The Institute for Fiscal Studies is one of those institutions which is as feared in Downing Street as it is revered throughout the academic world.

Scrap £50 Note 'To Make Bad Guys' Lives Harder'

Scrap £50 Note 'To Make Bad Guys' Lives Harder'

High-value bank notes should be scrapped as part of the fight against financial crime and terrorism, according to a new report.

Global Growth Fears Prompt FTSE 100 Plunge

Global Growth Fears Prompt FTSE 100 Plunge

The FTSE 100 share index has fallen sharply as fears about the health of the global economy return to spook investors.

New Gas Facility To Power Two Million Homes

New Gas Facility To Power Two Million Homes

A new North Sea offshore gas facility which will deliver enough energy to power two million homes has begun production.

BT Finance Chief Chanmugam To Step Down

BT Finance Chief Chanmugam To Step Down

The long-serving finance director of BT Group is preparing to step down within months of the telecommunications regulator delivering its verdict on the company's structure.

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Tube Strike Called Off But Others Threatened

Tube Strike Called Off But Others Threatened

A 48-hour Tube strike due to begin on Saturday night has been called off but a separate dispute still risks disruption in a week's time.

EasyGym Latest Chain To Get Fit For Sale

EasyGym Latest Chain To Get Fit For Sale

Another of Britain's fitness club chains is limbering up for a sale as the owners of easyGym prepare to auction the business amid a frenzy of corporate activity across the sector.

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