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Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth millions

Image copyright Getty Images Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand. It takes the total value of goods it has destroyed over the past five years to more than £90m. Fashion firms including Burberry destroy unwanted items to prevent them being stolen […]

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab vows to ‘intensify’ talks

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab vows to ‘intensify’ talks

The UK’s new Brexit secretary vowed to “intensify” talks in Brussels after his first meeting with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Mr Raab took over from David Davis, who resigned in protest at Theresa May’s post-Brexit trade plans. It comes as the International Monetary Fund says some EU countries will suffer significant economic damage if […]

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Tory chief whip Julian Smith under fire in pairing row

Image copyright Getty Images Conservative Chief Whip Julian Smith is under pressure to explain why an MP took part in crunch Brexit votes, despite an agreement not to. Mr Smith told Brandon Lewis to break a voting pact with a Lib Dem MP “by accident”, sources have told the BBC. He has apologised to Jo […]

London Bridge terror attack heroes on Civilian Gallantry List

London Bridge terror attack heroes on Civilian Gallantry List

Image caption Eight people were killed in the London Bridge terror attack Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery. Three police officers and five members of the public who confronted the attackers or aided others are included on this year’s Civilian Gallantry list. Twenty people […]

Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS

Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS

Image copyright Getty Images Under-pressure NHS services in England are spending over £1bn a year buying care from outside the NHS because they are unable to keep up with demand. The bill is being racked up by hospitals, ambulances and mental health trusts, data obtained by the BBC shows. NHS managers said money was being […]

Poverty link to early death ‘scandalous’

Poverty link to early death ‘scandalous’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government says it is taking action to help people live longer and healthier lives People living in the poorest parts of the UK are more likely to die prematurely, BBC analysis shows. The mortality rate from avoidable causes is more than three times higher in some of the […]

Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students arriving in Melbourne – ranked this year as one of the world’s best student cities Australia is overtaking the UK as the world’s second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being […]

Military personnel based in Scotland compensated for tax rises

Military personnel based in Scotland compensated for tax rises

Image copyright PA Image caption The majority of military personnel in Scotland are facing higher income tax bills The UK government is to compensate thousands of soldiers who faced having to pay more income tax because they are based in Scotland. Anyone earning more than about £26,000 in Scotland now pays more income tax than […]

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Cliff Richard: BBC bosses ‘should carry the can’

Media captionThe singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court but how did it get to this Senior BBC managers have to “carry the can”, Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the […]

Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court

Cliff Richard: Singer wins BBC privacy case at High Court

Media captionSir Cliff: ‘It’s going to take quite a little while to get over the whole emotional factor’ Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home. High Court judge Mr Justice Mann awarded an initial £210,000 in damages. The singer claimed the […]