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Chinese takeover of UK's largest microchip producer faces national security review

A review of the reported £63m deal had been demanded by MPs while a former National Cyber Security Centre chief had warned it posed a greater threat to British interests than Huawei's involvement in the 5G network.

Cosmetic surgery adverts targeting teenagers banned

The new rules apply to all media and cover procedures that are designed to change a person's physical appearance - including breast augmentation or reduction, "tummy tucks", eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, and facelifts.

M&S pulls out of Russia and warns of hit to sales due to cost of living crisis

The retailer joins a growing list of big brands, including McDonald's and Starbucks, that have decided to withdraw from Russia over the war in Ukraine.

British software company Access worth £9bn as Singapore takes stake

Loughborough-based The Access Group is finalising a deal that will see it become more highly valued than FTSE-100 software giant Sage.

Cost of living: Petrol price reaches new record high at 170p a litre and diesel at 181p, data shows

AA fuel price spokesman Luke Bosdet says it is "particularly galling" when supermarkets of the same brand charge "significantly more" at one location compared with another in the same region.

Cost of living: SSE boss defends 23% rise in annual profits and dismisses calls for windfall tax

SSE's chief executive, Alistair Phillips-Davies, dismissed calls for a windfall tax on the profits of energy companies, pointing to the company's plans to invest £24bn in British energy infrastructure during this decade, including in new wind and hydroelectric power projects.

Chelsea FC takeover official as government approves sale

"We are satisfied the proceeds of the sale will not benefit Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned individuals," Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said.

Cost of living: Energy price cap expected to rise by £830 to £2,800 in October, says Ofgem chief

Any increase will add to the stresses Britons are already feeling from the cost of living crisis - it would also increase pressure on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to do more to help.

Facial recognition company Clearview AI fined £7.5m for illegally using images of Brits scraped from online

The company is accused of illegally scraping 20 billion images of people's faces from the web without their knowledge or permission, and then using them to form a global facial recognition database.

Elon Musk wants a 25% discount on his Twitter bid if 25% of Twitter's users are spam bots - are they?

The billionaire, who claims to be spending less than 5% of his time on the $44bn takeover, has made a number of comments in recent weeks criticising Twitter - and has clashed with its chief executive over how the bot count is established.

Cost of living: Bank of England chief hits back at criticism it has 'stoked inflation'

Andrew Bailey uses a speech to reject criticism from predecessor Lord King in an interview with Sky News that the Bank, and others, were guilty of a mistake that amounted to a "failure of the economics profession".

KPMG hit by latest in string of fines over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

The big four auditor will be fined more than £4m for its work on the accounts of Rolls-Royce Holdings dating back more than ten years, Sky News learns.

Brexit: Minister says UK's focus is peace in Northern Ireland as US warns trade deal at risk over protocol change

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said making changes to Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trade arrangements could damage the peace agreement that governs its political parties. It is another blow for negotiations with the US.

Cost of living: House prices at risk as inflation takes its toll, Nationwide boss warns

The country's second-largest mortgage lender sees a chance of shockwaves for house prices ahead as the effects of rising interest rates and inflation inflict further damage on affordability.

Crypto market value drops two thirds in six months

The entire crypto market is now worth an estimated $1.12 trillion - just a third of it's value six months ago.

A flight attendant for SpaceX said Elon Musk asked her to "do more" during a massage. Is it really wrong?

Ever since Elon Musk announced he wanted to open Twitter for free speech, opponents of freedom of information have been looking for embarrassing anecdotes in Musk's past, as part of a de-legitimization campaign against the billionaire that threatens their monopoly on disinformation and censorship that allows them to manipulate the dumb mob.

McDonald's restaurants in Russia to reopen under new name after buyer found

McDonald's announced plans to sell its Russian business on Monday, making it one of the largest global brands to exit the country following the invasion of Ukraine.

National Grid's profits rise to £3.4bn amid soaring energy bills

The company, which is funded by levies on energy bills, saw profits rise in the last financial year.

Cost of living: Royal Mail signals price hikes ahead as it cuts costs to cope with soaring inflation

Royal Mail is the latest listed company to admit it is not immune from rising costs but it faces stiff union opposition to its modernisation plans and is yet to agree a pay deal with workers.

UK will have 'no choice but to act' if EU does not show 'flexibility' over NI protocol

Since the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020 the protocol has been a point of friction between Westminster, Belfast and the EU.

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