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    'How Amazon helped me transition to a woman'

    'How Amazon helped me transition to a woman'


    Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in...

    Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in October.
    Properties 'taking longer to sell'

    Properties 'taking longer to sell'


    Sellers typically wait more than three months before their home goes under...

    Sellers typically wait more than three months before their home goes under offer.
    Brexit: A guide to where we are

    Brexit: A guide to where we are


    Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens...

    Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now?
    Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil

    Pound and UK shares hit by Brexit turmoil


    Sterling falls more than 1.7% and shares in UK banks and housebuilders...

    Sterling falls more than 1.7% and shares in UK banks and housebuilders slump.
    Brexit: Scottish fishing industry calls for clarity

    Brexit: Scottish fishing industry calls for clarity


    Fishing leaders, skippers and traders are seeking more specifics on the draft agreement on leaving the...

    Fishing leaders, skippers and traders are seeking more specifics on the draft agreement on leaving the EU.
    Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

    Facebook accused of dark PR tactics


    Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its...

    Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.
    Asda revival continues as sales rise again

    Asda revival continues as sales rise again


    The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its sixth consecutive quarterly increase in...

    The Walmart-owned supermarket reports its sixth consecutive quarterly increase in sales.
    UK retail sales hit by mild autumn

    UK retail sales hit by mild autumn


    Analysts say the worse than expected 0.5% fall in sales suggests shoppers are cutting back...

    Analysts say the worse than expected 0.5% fall in sales suggests shoppers are cutting back spending.
    Royal Mail profits more than halve

    Royal Mail profits more than halve


    Boss says performance has been disappointing but vows to continue cutting costs and improving...

    Boss says performance has been disappointing but vows to continue cutting costs and improving productivity.
    Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns

    Pubs fail to stop underage gambling, watchdog warns


    Nine out of ten pubs do not prevent teenagers from using gaming machines, Gambling Commission...

    Nine out of ten pubs do not prevent teenagers from using gaming machines, Gambling Commission says
    Uber loss tops $1bn ahead of planned IPO next year

    Uber loss tops $1bn ahead of planned IPO next year


    The ride-sharing firm's losses grew in the third quarter, with a slight rise in revenues and...

    The ride-sharing firm's losses grew in the third quarter, with a slight rise in revenues and bookings.
    UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list

    UK toymakers unveil their Christmas wish-list


    The UK's toymakers unveil what they hope will be this year's most sought-after Christmas...

    The UK's toymakers unveil what they hope will be this year's most sought-after Christmas presents.
    Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?

    Will superfast 5G mobile be worth it?


    Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the...

    Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money?
    Should we pay people for donating blood?

    Should we pay people for donating blood?


    Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate...

    Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
    Parents spending heavily on mystery toys

    Parents spending heavily on mystery toys


    The UK toy sector banks on the surge in Christmas sales of "surprise" collectable toys after a troubled...

    The UK toy sector banks on the surge in Christmas sales of "surprise" collectable toys after a troubled year.
    Hand car washes should be licensed say MPs

    Hand car washes should be licensed say MPs


    Environmental Audit Committee says cheap hand car washes should be licensed to prevent "modern...

    Environmental Audit Committee says cheap hand car washes should be licensed to prevent "modern slavery".
    Ford Bridgend: Ineos off-road car decision expected

    Ford Bridgend: Ineos off-road car decision expected


    A UK government letter emphasises "unrivalled corporate tax support" to attract production to...

    A UK government letter emphasises "unrivalled corporate tax support" to attract production to Bridgend.
    Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

    Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims


    The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery...

    The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.
    Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been deported

    Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has been deported


    The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop...

    The former banker convicted of fraud has been flown out of the UK despite a campaign to stop deportation.
    University 'not for people like us'

    University 'not for people like us'


    The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to...

    The winner of a big education prize grew up thinking poor families like his could not go to university.
    Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

    Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price


    The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3m Swiss francs ($50m), a world record price per...

    The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3m Swiss francs ($50m), a world record price per carat.
    Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

    Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?


    Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of...

    Calendars featuring gifts like cosmetics or wine have become a huge hit, but are there too many of them?
    Can listening to bees help save them - and us?

    Can listening to bees help save them - and us?


    Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and...

    Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
    Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'

    Tech boss: 'Get trust right and you will succeed'


    Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll...

    Technology incubator CEO Ben Brabyn says if new firms can gain customers' trust, they'll succeed.
    'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'

    'Most of us hate haggling for a new car'


    Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying...

    Entrepreneur James Hind came up with the idea for his £15m website Carwow because he realised how much people dislike buying cars.
    What do tampons and WWI have in common?

    What do tampons and WWI have in common?


    Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the...

    Tampons, drones and more surprising innovations from World War One that changed the world.
    Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?

    Would you ask your colleagues what they earn?


    It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say...

    It might make you feel uncomfortable, but it could pave the way to more equal pay, say campaigners.
    My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

    My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food


    Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the...

    Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?
    Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture

    Gracie: Pay discrimination 'embedded' in our culture


    Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our...

    Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBC's China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, says pay discrimination is embedded in our culture.
    Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

    Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?


    Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water...

    Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?