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Inflation has rolled back from a near six-year high, as falling price tags on clothes and toys helped ease the pressure on household finances last month.
European Council president Donald Tusk has demanded more clarity from Prime Minister Theresa May over her plans for Brexit – and again held open the possibility of the UK changing its mind.
The value of Bitcoin tumbled to below $12,000 as the prospect of a regulatory crackdown saw investors take fright from the cryptocurrency.
Retailer JD Sports has hiked its full-year profit outlook for the second time in four months as it bucked woes among high street clothing rivals.
Estate agent Savills has upgraded its full-year expectations after enjoying a stronger-than-anticipated finish to 2017, and announced that its chief executive will retire.
A humpback whale spotted near the Hawaiian island of Maui has been freed from braided line caught in its mouth. A joint statement from US state and federal agencies said the entangled whale was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing vessel.
Rescue services have recovered the bodies of two people from the rubble of three adjacent houses in northern Belgium after an explosion ripped through them.
Amazon is bringing another Echo smart home device to the UK, this time in the shape of the alarm clock-inspired Echo Spot.
Provident Financial’s consumer arm will book full-year losses at the upper end of guidance, with the troubled subprime lender blaming a poorly executed change of strategy.
Police in southern Germany said 21 children were injured when a school bus crashed into a house.
Oil giant BP has said it will book another 1.7 billion US dollar (£1.2 billion) charge from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 as part of the settlement for the disaster.
Engineering firm Van Elle has warned over a potential £1.6 million hit if it fails to claw back payments owed by collapsed construction giant Carillion.
The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.
Humans – and not rats – could have been the cause for the spread of plague during the Black Death, a new study suggests.
High street chain Greggs has said it plans to ramp up shop openings over the year ahead after a solid performance in 2017 despite seeing sales growth slow over the Christmas season.
A prisoner who failed to return from a period of home leave has been found.
A new strategy aimed at tackling loneliness and isolation in Scotland is being developed.
Parts of the country have been blanketed in a layer of snow as forecasters warned of plunging temperatures and possible travel disruption.
Theresa May’s Cabinet was meeting on Tuesday as the fallout from the collapse of building giant Carillion continued to reverberate through the Government.
Thirteen siblings have been rescued by police after a number of them were found chained to beds in “foul-smelling surroundings”.