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Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Restaurants using food delivery services such as Deliveroo may have to apply for planning permission Westminster City Council is to force restaurants to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps. Businesses will face formal enforcement if their deliveries reach too high a …

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Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs have previously said that Facebook, Google and Twitter were not doing enough to tackle abuse and extremism Google, Facebook and Twitter should be held liable for illegal and dangerous content on their platforms, an ethics body has said. The BBC understands that the …

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German protest over Nazi toy soldiers on Amazon

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption A toy Wehrmacht soldier is among the items aimed at young children A German father is campaigning online to stop Lego-style toy Nazi soldiers being sold on Amazon. Manuel Hegel’s petition says the toys “represent officers, soldiers etc of the Waffen-SS and thereby trivialise National …

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Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid to win union recognition and better conditions. In Ireland, 79 pilots based in Dublin will strike for one day on 20 December. The airline, which does not …

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Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

Image copyright Multiyork Multiyork has made more than 100 staff redundant and left nearly 500 jobs hanging in the balance, as its administrator scrambles to find a buyer for the furniture maker. The Norfolk-based firm has told 112 staff they have lost their jobs, and will be paid until Tuesday. …

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Facebook in major tax overhaul

Image copyright AFP Facebook is to overhaul its tax structure so that it pays tax in the country where profits are earned, instead of using an Irish subsidiary. The online advertising giant is to make the change in every country outside the US where it has an office. In 2016, …

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Forties pipeline 'will be shut down for weeks rather than days'

Image copyright Ineos One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is still expected to be shut down for “weeks rather than days”, as first images of the repair site were released. The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing at Grangemouth. The crack was discovered …

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US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

Image copyright Getty Images The US Securities and Exchange Commission has halted a multi-million dollar digital token sale by California-based restaurant review app firm Munchee. The US regulator also warned consumers of the dangers of investing in crypto-currencies issued by firms. SEC chairman Jay Clayton said there were substantially more …

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Rail passengers 'misled' over festive tickets

Image copyright Getty Images Rail firms have been “misleading” customers by selling tickets for services over Christmas despite knowing they will not run, a watchdog says. Other customers were not told their trips would be disrupted by engineering works, Transport Focus added. Six rail companies also failed to release advanced …

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Take two

Image copyright Getty Images There was once a time when you left school and got a job for life. These days, many of us move around from post to post in the same industry, while others change careers completely. Five people who took the plunge and tried something new share …

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