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House price growth slows in November

The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, the Halifax says as the new stamp duty rules take effect.

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British Gas to pay £11.1m penalty

British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.

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State pension rise of 2.5% confirmed

The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April – the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.

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UK interest rates stay on hold again

UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

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AUDIO: Osborne attacks BBC cuts coverage

George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as “totally hyperbolic” in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.

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Petition against EU-US trade talks

A petition calling for an end to negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, has got a million signatures

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Portugal’s modernising winemakers

How young winemakers in Portugal are modernising their industry and securing bigger export sales.

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New rules for business travel and gifts

What you might have missed in the Autumn Statement

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Man City ‘becoming self-sustainable’

Manchester City are becoming more self-sustainable, according to chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, after posting losses of £22.9m.

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Whisky cloth smells like tweed spirit

A new fabric is created by experts at Heriot Watt using Harris Tweed that gives off a whisky-like fragrance.