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Former Cala owner Patron joins race for £1bn housebuilder

A former joint owner of Cala Group has joined the race to snap up one of Britain's biggest privately owned housebuilders.

EU threatens tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese electric cars from July

The European Union has said it will slap tariffs on Chinese made electric vehicles from next month, the latest strike in an escalating trade war between…

Denmark recalls Korean ramen for being so spicy they might cause 'acute poisoning'

Denmark's food agency has recalled three South Korean spicy instant ramen noodle products - warning consumers they are so hot they might cause "acute…

Green Party demands 'super rich' pay more tax in manifesto to 'mend broken Britain'

The "super rich" will be asked to pay more tax in the Green Party's manifesto to "mend broken Britain".

Elon Musk faces fresh insider dealing claim and drops OpenAI lawsuit

Elon Musk has moved to drop a lawsuit he filed against ChatGPT maker OpenAI and learned he is facing a fresh investor claim relating to his sale of…

General Election 2024: UK economy flatlines in April, official figures show

The UK economy flatlined in April, according to official figures that have been seized on by the government's critics as evidence the Conservatives'…

Outlook for economy is stronger, which makes timing of election even more peculiar

After a very strong start to 2024, during which the UK economy achieved its strongest growth for two years, things stalled again in April.

Major US banana firm Chiquita Brands ordered to pay $38m to victims of Colombian terror group it funded

Banana firm Chiquita Brands has been ordered to pay $38.3m (£30m) to 16 family members of people killed by a right-wing paramilitary group it…

'Would you ask me that if I was a man?' Meet the woman behind Nc'nean, UK's first net zero whisky distillery

Annabel Thomas left her job as a strategy consultant in London more than a decade ago to pursue her ambition to change the way the world thought about…

London Stock Exchange to boost retail offer with PrimaryBid deal

The London Stock Exchange is in talks about a deal to boost its offering to retail investors by taking over parts of PrimaryBid, one of the hottest…

Money Problem: 'My heat pump dryer takes nine hours to dry but there's apparently no fault - what can…

If a company says there is no fault with your heat pump dryer but the issue continues, what can you do?

Tata Steel rejects Labour plea over Port Talbot green transition

Tata Steel says it will press ahead with plans to return to profitability at its Port Talbot steelworks, no matter who forms the next government.

Raspberry Pi soars on debut in boost for London IPO market

Following a drab year for UK stock market flotations in 2023, there was a real shot in the arm for sentiment for the London Stock Exchange this morning,…

General Election 2024: Hopes for interest rate cut suffer further blow

The prospect of a pre-election interest rate cut by the Bank of England has been damaged by official figures showing no progress in bringing down the…

'There's a stigma attached to going to work': The 800,000 people who have fallen into 'economic inactivity'

Michael is fair haired and frail, with a face that tells a story. Until seven years ago his life was perhaps as he imagined it. He was married and…