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Image caption Former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips Insurers risk being found guilty of “racial discrimination,” a leading equality campaigner has claimed, following a BBC investigation. The Former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, has reacted strongly to research by BBC…

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Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. Trains will run twice daily from 4 April, with the journey from St Pancras to Amsterdam taking three hours and 41 minutes. But for an initial period, the Eurostar service will only run direct one-way, from London…

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Image copyright BRYAN R. SMITH US shares dipped lower on Friday, extending some of the previous session’s hefty falls as the volatile week on the markets continued. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher, but soon went in reverse, down 1.8% at 23,431, while the broader S&P 500 index opened…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBank of England Governor Mark Carney The Bank of England has indicated that the pace of interest rate increases could accelerate if the economy remains on its current track. Bank policymakers voted unanimously to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% at…

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Photo The Falcon Heavy rocket launched successfully on Tuesday, the most powerful rocket sent into space by a private company. Built by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, it carried a mannequin strapped into a car from Mr. Musk’s other company, Tesla. Credit SpaceX, via Associated Press (Want to get this briefing…

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Image copyright Alamy Image caption Women at the ICT Totally Gaming conference in 2014 Scantily clad women are “unacceptable” at a betting industry conference, Britain’s gambling regulator has said. Sarah Harrison told the BBC that some women working at the ICE Totally Gaming event were wearing “little more than swimsuits”,…

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