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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Norfolk has the dubious distinction of being home to the most dating fraud Norfolk is a dating scams hotspot, Surrey succumbs to investment fraud and west and mid-Wales suffers cold calling computer cons, according to data from UK cyber-crime centre Action Fraud. Consumer watchdog…

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Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ can detect the work of hackers around the globe British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Andrew: Brexit glass half full UK businesses face several years of uncertainty and upheaval due to Brexit, the Duke of York has told the BBC. However, businesses should make the most of new international opportunities, Prince Andrew said. He added that…

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Image copyright Getty Images Tesco is cementing its recovery in the UK after its first-quarter sales growth beat expectations. Like-for-like sales – which strip out the impact of new stores – rose by 2.3% in the three months to 27 May, boosted by demand for fresh food. Analysts had expected…

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The Wannacry worm struck hundreds of companies and organisations around the world The Wannacry worm that infected organisations in 150 countries in May has been blamed on North Korea by the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). The Washington Post said there was “moderate confidence” in…

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Image copyright PA Image caption Could London buses be run on coffee waste? Green entrepreneur Arthur Kay wants the red buses that have become a landmark of London to run on fuel generated by coffee waste. He runs Biobean, a start-up which is gathering waste from coffee chains such as…

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Company directors are the victims of one in five cases of identity fraud, according to fraud prevention organisation Cifas. They account for 19% of victims of these type of fraud cases, despite making up less than 9% of the UK population. Directors have been targeted directly by scams owing to…

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Image copyright DFS Shares in DFS Furniture have plunged by 22% after the sofa specialist issued a profit warning. The company blamed the general election for contributing to a sharp fall in demand in the second half of its financial year. It now expects its underlying annual profits to be…

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Image copyright Getty Images One in 10 clients of a debt charity have no bed to sleep in and eight in 10 say their financial situation leads to sleepless nights. A review of visitors to Christians Against Poverty also found that three-quarters of them were afraid to open their post….

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Image copyright GEOFF CADDICK The amount of money workers are taking home continues to fall as inflation takes its toll, official figures show. Average earnings fell in real terms by 0.6% in three months to April, compared with the same period last year. Before inflation, earnings rose by 1.7% excluding…

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