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Image caption Chat adds modern features to Android’s Messages app Google has started the global roll-out of its new Chat messaging service, which is designed to replace SMS text messages on Android phones. Chat has features such as group texts, videos, typing indicators and read receipts, which are not available…

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Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Social media firms are being threatened with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The airline boss’s youngest daughter was involved in a water-throwing incident this month The CEO of Korean Air says his two daughters are resigning after separate incidents that led to allegations of abuse of power inside the company. Police are investigating the youngest daughter, Cho…

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Image copyright Getty Images A free trade deal with the EU after Brexit is “crucial” for the UK food and drink industry and failure to secure one would be “disastrous”, a committee of MPs has warned. A no-deal outcome would have a “seismic impact”, said the Business, Energy and Industrial…

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Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has removed a group in which landlords were offering young men free accommodation in return for sex. A BuzzFeed News investigation found dozens of UK posts on Facebook, Craigslist and RoomBuddies offering men a place to live in return for sex. Offering accommodation in exchange…

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Image copyright Getty Images Men still receive an average of £28 more a week in state pension than women despite reforms starting to narrow the gap, analysis suggests. A retired man typically receives £154 a week, compared to £126 a week for women, according to Which?. The consumer group studied…

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Image copyright Getty Images One of the biggest providers of UK home care is in financial difficulty. Allied Healthcare, which cares for 13,500 elderly and vulnerable patients across the UK, is set to file for protection from its creditors due to a “highly challenging environment”. The company said it would…

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Image copyright Reuters Sometimes it seems there’s nothing but doom and gloom on the UK’s High Streets. This week we heard profits were down at Debenhams and a big deal between shopping centre owners Hammerson, which owns Birmingham’s Bullring, and Intu fell through. New store openings are at their lowest…

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Image copyright NFU Image caption Dairy farmer Michael Oakes while the straw was still available for bedding “You almost need a Securicor escort to move a load of straw up the motorway these days,” says farmer Michael Oakes. His dairy farm, in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, has suffered much from this…

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