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Image copyright Getty Images Neither the Conservatives nor Labour are being honest with voters about the economic consequences of their policy proposals, an influential think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the Tories had very few tax or spending commitments in their manifesto. Labour, in contrast, was…

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Image copyright Getty Images A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level…

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Image copyright Getty Images Previously known as the biggest shellfish port in Europe, the port of Fraserburgh in north-east Scotland now has another claim to fame. Over the last decade, house prices here have risen faster than any other seaside town in Britain. According to the Halifax, prices have nearly…

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Image copyright Getty Images The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as the UK, US, Japan and…

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The role of wife and mother is something Jennifer Garner knows well. It’s one she’s played in her last seven consecutive films, an identity that’s boosted her cultural relevance over the past decade, as her on-screen career has taken a back seat to raising a family … and, err, Ben Affleck.  Films like…

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Image copyright DWP Image caption Adverts featuring a giant hairy monster were used to raise employer awareness Thousands of small businesses ordered to register for auto-enrolment pensions face fines after part of the regulator’s website crashed. An online server at the Pensions Regulator has been faulty since Wednesday at least,…

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Image copyright Reuters Oil-producing nations belonging to Opec have agreed to extend production cuts for a further nine months. Energy ministers have been meeting in Vienna to discuss extending the cut, which was due to expire next month. Brent crude is 1.6% lower at $52.35 a barrel following confirmation of…

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Listen on a computer, an iOS device or an Android device. Business • OPEC ministers extended oil production cuts today through March 2018, although they are losing their grip on oil prices. Continue reading the main story • Amazon is setting up shop in the heart of the publishing industry…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google can use location data to close the gap between the physical and digital worlds although users can block this Google is planning to track billions of credit and debit card sales to compare online ad clicks with money spent offline. Google Attribution will…

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