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YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold..

One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold. Little Baby Bum was founded by a London-based couple in 2011 and has racked up 17.5 billion views in its time. It was bought by a firm called Moonbug for an undisclosed sum, as first reported by Bloomberg. […]

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Brexit: Carney warns no-deal could see house prices plunge..

The Bank of England’s governor has warned the cabinet that a chaotic no-deal Brexit could crash house prices and send another financial shock through the economy. Mark Carney met senior ministers on Thursday to discuss the risks of a disorderly exit from the EU. His worst-case scenario was that house prices could fall as much […]

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The St Ann's Hospice Accumulator Challenge 2018..

Can you rise to the ultimate corporate challenge? The Accumulator Challenge is back for 2018! Do you have what it takes to compete with local businesses to raise the most money and become The Ultimate Accumulator? We’re challenging your corporate team to grow £100 into as much money as you can this October. If you’re […]

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Argos launches 'voice shopping' with Google Home..

Catalogue retailer Argos has launched a “voice shopping” service to let people reserve products in a local store using a Google Home smart speaker. It is the first retailer in the UK to offer a shopping service via the Google Assistant platform. Argos faces increased competition from online giant Amazon, which produces its own voice-controlled […]

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RBS to shut a further 54 bank branches..

RBS is closing a further 54 Royal Bank of Scotland branches in England and Wales with the loss of 258 jobs. The branches will be shut in January 2019 and are in addition to 162 branch closures already announced this year with the loss of 792 jobs. The bank said the closures are a result of […]

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Annual house price growth at nine-month high, Halifax says..

UK house prices picked up last month, rising at the fastest annual rate since November, according to the Halifax. In the three months to August, prices climbed by 3.7% from a year earlier, up from 3.3% annual growth in July. However, the monthly change was just 0.1%, leaving the average cost of a house little […]

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Water companies to cut bills in England and Wales..

Water companies have set out plans to cut bills for millions of consumers in England and Wales. Severn Trent and United Utilities said they would cut the average bill by 5% and 10.5% respectively. Thames Water said bills would be unchanged. South West Water said it would offer customers a stake in the business. The plans […]

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How housing has divided the young..

Rising house prices have not only left fewer young people able to buy a home, they have also divided them into property “haves” and “have-nots”. Over the past 25 years only a small group of young adults have been able to get on to the property ladder – and this has been getting smaller. A […]

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Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK..

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, the Met Office has announced. It said highs for summer 2018 were tied with those of 1976, 2003 and 2006 for being the highest since records began in 1910. England’s average temperatures narrowly beat those […]

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Home-movers need to act now to move by Christmas..

House Price Index was released to the media this morning and gives a national picture of house prices and activity over the past few weeks. Average asking prices of newly-marketed property show seasonal drop of 2.3% (-£7,218) this month, as new sellers launch a ‘late summer sale’ to try and find a buyer more quickly […]