The Body Shop owner Natura snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal

The Body Shop owner Natura snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal

The owner of The Body Shop, Natura, is snapping up direct-selling cosmetics firm Avon in a deal that values the UK company at £1.6bn.
B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle

B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle

Discount goods retailer B&M says it is planning to open 50 new shops this year as its emphasis on value attracts wary shoppers.
UK's Eurovision entry gets points knocked off

UK's Eurovision entry gets points knocked off

The UK got even fewer points than first thought in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Public toilet shortage threatens health of the nation, report warns

Public toilet shortage threatens health of the nation, report warns

A lack of public toilets in the UK is forcing many people to stay at home, threatening the health and mobility of the nation, a report has warned.
100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in north London

100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in north London

People are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed as smoke and flames billow from a warehouse in north London.
Shakespears Sister: 'Eight weeks at number one? It was almost embarrassing'

Shakespears Sister: 'Eight weeks at number one? It was almost embarrassing'

After 26 years and quite a spectacular fall-out, Shakespears Sister have made their peace, reforming with new music and plans for a greatest hits and a tour.
'Alexa, read a bedtime story': Parents swapping books for tech, new research warns

'Alexa, read a bedtime story': Parents swapping books for tech, new research warns

More than a quarter of parents are relying on Alexa and other apps to tell their children a bedtime story so they don't have to, research suggests.
Unsafe smoke alarms sold online could 'put lives at risk', Which? warns

Unsafe smoke alarms sold online could 'put lives at risk', Which? warns

Four makes of smoke alarm being sold online have completely failed to work in testing by consumer group Which?.
Free social care for over-65s 'would save NHS £4.5bn every year', new report claims

Free social care for over-65s 'would save NHS £4.5bn every year', new report claims

Giving free social care to the over-65s could save the NHS £4.5bn every year, a leading think tank has said.
Army to get new £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats

Army to get new £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats

The defence secretary has announced an investment of £22m to fund a new army cyber operations centre and told NATO allies they must become more comfortable engaging in offensive cyber operations against enemies.
Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more in supermarkets

Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more in supermarkets

Using a mobile phone while in the supermarket increases what customers spend by 41% on average, according to new research.
UK gangs keeping 'scoreboard' for knife and gun violence

UK gangs keeping 'scoreboard' for knife and gun violence

UK gangs are keeping "scoreboards" of knife and gun violence as part of a brutal game fuelled by YouTube videos in which they brag about their crimes.
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