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South African lawyers demand $130m refund from firms

Image copyright AFP Image caption South African officials are hoping to reclaim $130 million paid out by the state power company, Eskom. South African prosecutors have called for two consultancy firms to repay $130 million (£94.4 million) they earned from the state power company, Eskom. McKinsey, and a local firm …

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Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m …

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TVR sports car firm stake bought by Welsh Government

Image copyright Getty/Evening Standard Image caption The TVR at the London motor show in 1971 The Welsh Government has bought a 3% stake in the sports car maker TVR for £500,000. It has also provided a £2m loan to the company ahead of production getting underway in Ebbw Vale. TVR …

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Carillion fallout

Image copyright Reuters The timetables of big UK building projects have been thrown into doubt by the collapse of Carillion. Major new hospitals in Liverpool and the West Midlands face further delays after the liquidation of the UK’s second biggest construction firm. Work has yet to restart on those sites, …

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Family of H&M child model moved house 'for security'

Image copyright H&M website The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media …

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OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Image caption OnePlus manufactures its phones at a factory in Shenzhen, China Android phone company OnePlus is investigating claims that customers’ credit card numbers have been stolen after they used its online shop. The company has stopped taking credit card payments while it investigates. It was alerted to the issue …

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Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Image copyright PA Uber is introducing a new driver hours policy across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. A licensed driver on its app must take an uninterrupted six-hour break after 10 hours of driving with a passenger or travelling …

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Tesco Clubcard changes anger customers

Image copyright Getty Images Tesco has made changes to its Clubcard loyalty scheme – dropping the value of some rewards and raising some others. Shoppers collect points for money spent with the supermarket giant and these then become vouchers which can be used for things such as restaurant meals. Some …

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Just Eat offers £10 to woman after a driver sent her unwanted messages

Image caption Michelle said the driver’s behaviour was “outrageous” Just Eat offered a £10 voucher to a woman who complained a delivery driver sent her unwanted messages. Michelle Midwinter posted screenshots of the conversation on Twitter in which the man appears to call her “baby” and sends her a pair …

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McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

Image copyright Getty Images Fast food giant McDonald’s has said all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025. The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently. McDonald’s also wants 100% of …

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