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Plug-in and sail: Meet the electric ferry pioneers

Battery powered ferries are becoming bigger and are sailing further, but they are still expensive.

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How to save the UK’s crisis-hit High Streets

There are 50,000 fewer shops on UK High Streets than a decade ago, and the decline is continuing.

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The billionaire retailer whose shops had no stock

Luiza Trajano, owner of Brazilian shop chain Magazine Luiza, is one of the country’s richest people.

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‘I’ve paid £250,000 for a ticket into space’

Space tourism is set to take off in 2020 as firms offering tickets get ready for the final countdown.

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‘Split ticket’ rail fares to go mainstream say experts

Buying individual tickets for portions of the same journey can be cheaper, but has been “niche”.

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India’s first trans queen: ‘Show yourself loud and proud’

Nitasha Biswas won India’s first transgender beauty pageant and now campaigns for transgender rights.

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Boeing faces fine for 737 Max plane ‘designed by clowns’

Regulators accuse Boeing of fitting defective parts as internal memos raise 737 Max safety questions.

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Northern England’s disused mills ‘at risk’

A quarter of northern England’s 2,000 disused mills are at risk, says Historic England.

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Mothercare staff: ‘We’re devastated, it was our family’

Hundreds of British shops will shut for the final time this weekend, including the final Mothercare stores.

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‘Absurd’ leasehold pricing should stop, say campaigners

The Law Commission has stopped short of suggesting leaseholds be scrapped in a report