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Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition
Liam Fox says he would not want any interim arrangement after Brexit to "drag on" beyond 2022.
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines.
VW denies £2.5m London congestion charge bill
Sadiq Khan claims VW owes Transport for London £2.5m in missed congestion charges following its emissions scandal.
Changes to rail electrification plans a 'slap in face'
The link between Liverpool and Newcastle may not now be fully electrified despite previous government promises.
First class could be cut on busy trains, says Grayling
The transport secretary is "absolutely" committed to scrapping first class seats on commuter routes.
Boots apologises for morning-after pill response
The company initially said it didn't want to "incentivise inappropriate use" of the pill.
UK to bring in drone registration
Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.
Bank of America picks Dublin for EU hub
It becomes the first US bank to confirm the Irish capital as its preferred site for post-Brexit operations.
Lloyds under fire over HBOS fraud compensation
Lloyds Banking Group is close to offering compensation to 30 customers - but MPs criticise the bank.
UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies
Air traffic controllers are expected to guide a record 8,800 flights across the UK on Friday.
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Parents urged to teach children cost of using smartphones
Nearly one in five eight-year-olds has their own smartphone, research suggests.
NTMA tasked with finding escrow agent for Apple State aid money
The Government is to set up an escrow fund in relation to recovering State aid from tech giant Apple.
Sterling suffers as European Central Bank hints at stimulus curbs
Sterling was wallowing at eight month lows against the euro, as investors continued to trade on news that the European Central Bank may start weighing plans to cut its stimulus programme.
Audi to fit 850,000 diesel cars with software to improve emissions
German car maker Audi is to fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance.
IDA welcome relocation of Bank of America legal entities to Dublin
IDA Ireland has welcomed Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Report suggests globally mobile workforce is critically important to business
Despite the unstable economic climate, unexpected political change and the impact of technology on societies the world’s biggest companies still view a flexible and globally-mobile workforce as key when it comes to building a successful business, according to new research from AXA’s global health insurance specialists.
AO World warns on 'challenging' trading despite first quarter sales rise
Electricals retailer AO World has again warned that it faces "challenging" trading, despite reporting a rise in first quarter sales.
Sterling takes a pounding as Euro soars on back of Mario Draghi comments
The pound tumbled to an eight-month low against the euro after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled potential changes to its bond buying programme could be discussed in the autumn.
UK will survive without a trade deal: British Cabinet Minister
The UK "can of course survive" without securing a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit, Cabinet minister Liam Fox said.
Increase in numbers of Irish customers shopping online
Brexit is driving more businesses to identify themselves as 'Irish' online.