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Energy bill help to cost billions more from January

Image source, Getty ImagesBy Daniel ThomasBusiness reporter, BBC NewsThe government will have to pay billions of pounds more to support households with their energy bills from January, after the regulator increased its energy price cap.But it will not affect households as the government is limiting their bills. Under the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), the typical

University strikes: Why staff across the UK are striking

Image source, BBC/ Hazel ShearingBy Vanessa Clarke & Larissa TairoBBC NewsStaff at 150 universities across the UK are taking part in a series of strikes.The action is being taken over pay, working conditions and pension cuts. When are university staff striking?They will be walking out on three days: 24, 25 and 30 November. Staff in

Cost of living: The restaurants shrinking their menus to survive

Image caption, Restaurant manager Claire Riddleston had no choice but to cut her menus.By Noor NanjiBusiness reporter, BBC News"We've had to slash our menu just to survive," says Claire Riddleston, manager of the Green Room restaurant in Colchester.Pies and burgers have faced the chop, as the firm struggles with staff shortages and food prices.UK Hospitality

Why are so many workers going on strike?

Image source, GettyTens of thousands of workers have downed tools this year to request pay deals that keep up with the rising cost of living.The public is having to deal with disruption from train and postal strikes, as well as closed schools, overflowing bins and gridlock in the courts. There could be further strikes through

Scottish schools shut as teachers strike over pay

Image source, PA MediaThousands of teachers have joined rallies in Scottish cities as part of the country's first national schools strike in over a decade. It has led to the closure of nearly every primary and secondary school in the country, and many council nurseries. A revised pay offer put to unions on Tuesday was

Trump taxes: Supreme Court clears Democrats to see returns

Image source, ReutersThe US Supreme Court has cleared the way for ex-President Donald Trump's tax forms to be released to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee.The justices rejected Mr Trump's bid in October to block a lower court's ruling that granted the panel's request for his financial records.The move is a blow to Mr Trump, who has

Britain sending helicopters to Ukraine for first time – Ben Wallace

Image source, Getty ImagesBy Jonathan BealeDefence CorrespondentBritain is sending helicopters to Ukraine, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said, the first piloted aircraft to be sent by the UK since the war began.Three former British military Sea Kings will be provided and the first has already arrived, the BBC understands. In the last six weeks, Ukrainian

The Nottingham dad helping people find discounted food

Image caption, Emlyn Mousley says he has always been a bargain hunterBy Rebecca BriceReporter, BBC Radio NottinghamA father of two has described why he started a group to help people find discounted items at food stores.Emlyn Mousley has set up a social media group called Markdown Addicts Nottingham, which encourages people to post photos and

A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara novel heads to London stage

Image source, Charlie GrayImage caption, Left to right: Zach Wyatt (who will play Malcolm), James Norton (Jude), Omari Douglas (JB) and Luke Thompson (Willem)By Steven McIntoshEntertainment reporterA novel which developed a passionate following among young audiences will be adapted for the stage in a new West End production starring James Norton.A Little Life, by Hanya

Gary Lineker: BBC should have spoken up about Russia at 2018 World Cup

Media caption, Watch: Gary Lineker on "sportswashing" and World Cup 2018 in RussiaBy Emma SaundersEntertainment reporterFootball presenter Gary Lineker has said he and the BBC should have spoken out more about human rights issues during the World Cup in Russia in 2018.Lineker, who is fronting BBC coverage of this year's World Cup in Qatar, said:

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