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Google and Bing make searching for piracy sites more difficult

Illegally streamed live football matches, pirated music and other creative material will be more difficult to search for under a plan to crack down on piracy websites.

Unilever slump as Kraft Heinz abandons £115bn merger

Shares in Marmite maker Unilever have slumped by 8% after US rival Kraft Heinz abandoned its £115bn offer to swallow up the consumer goods giant.

Trump protests across UK as MPs debate state visit petition

Protests are set to take place across the UK against Donald Trump, as the upcoming state visit by the US president is debated in Parliament.

House builder Bovis sees shares plunge after profits slide

Shares in house builder Bovis have plunged after it reported a fall in profits over a "difficult" year, took a £7m hit for customer service problems, and said it would slow the pace of building in 2017.

House asking price growth slows amid Brexit fears: Rightmove

House asking price growth slows amid Brexit fears: Rightmove

House asking prices are rising at the slowest rate for nearly four years amid rising inflation, fears about Brexit and a tighter lending rules, new figures suggest.

Bottle deposit scheme 'win-win' for environment

Bottle deposit scheme 'win-win' for environment

One of the UK largest waste management companies has said that a deposit-return scheme would be a "win-win" situation for the environment.

More cuts to local services ahead despite tax rises, councils warn

More cuts to local services ahead despite tax rises, councils warn

Towns and cities across England are warning that further cuts will need to be made to local services, despite council tax bills rising by up to 5% this year.

Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive

Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive

Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.

Daniel Craig now second longest-serving 007

Daniel Craig now second longest-serving 007

Daniel Craig has become cinema's second longest-serving James Bond by playing the role for 4,147 days - or almost 11-and-a-half years.

Amazon brushes off Brexit blues with 5,000 new jobs

Amazon brushes off Brexit blues with 5,000 new jobs

Amazon says it will create 5,000 jobs in the UK by the end of 2017.

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Boy, 2, dies after being found in river

Boy, 2, dies after being found in river

A two-year old boy has died, after being recovered from a river.

Britain set for heatwave (well, sort of...)

Britain set for heatwave (well, sort of...)

UK temperatures will beat those in parts of the Mediterranean this week - but don't pack away your winter jumpers just yet.

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