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UK’s biggest housebuilders hand top bosses bumper bonuses

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Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey, Britain’s two biggest housebuilders, handed their chief executives bumper bonuses last year, when building bounced back amid a house price boom. Persimmon boss Dean Finch received a total ...

Pfizer predicts bumper year from Covid vaccine and pill as profits double

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Pfizer made nearly $37bn (£27bn) in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine last year – making it one of the most lucrative products in history – and has forecast another bumper year in 2022, with a big boost coming from its ...

UK housing market expected to stabilise in 2022 after bumper year

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The year ahead could bring more stability to the UK housing market after a bumper year in 2021 when frenzied homebuyer activity pushed prices to record highs. A stamp duty holiday that ended in 2021 helped to fuel abo...

UK’s warmer, wetter weather sparks bumper year for mushrooms

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The UK is having a bumper year for mushrooms due to the warm, damp weather, says scientists, with an increase in the number of rare and unusual species identified. Members of the public have been sending in unusual sa...

Joy, toys and bumper cars as Manila’s children reclaim the city

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Ten-year-old Gabriel Estrella beams as he talks about T-shirts he bought on his first day out at a shopping mall after nearly two years of staying away due to coronavirus restrictions in the Philippines. “Before the p...

Bumper crop! 15 easy August gardening tasks – for flowery, fruitful days ahead

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Gardeners are always looking ahead, so while we enjoy the delights of the season’s current blooms, we’re already thinking about crops and blooms for the future. Make sure you cater for wildlife, too, by keeping food a...

Bumper Football League preview and an Ings surprise – Football Weekly Extra

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Fadugba and Ben Fisher to preview all three EFL divisions and assess the latest transfer news How to listen to podcasts: ...

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan report bumper second-quarter profits

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Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have reported bumper profits for the second quarter as their investment banking divisions continued to ride the global boom in mergers and takeover deals. The two US banks have been capital...

Sales of Crocs soar as rubber shoe brand predicts bumper year

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Once considered a fashion faux-pas, sales of Crocs soared in the first three-months of the year, as the rubber shoe brand celebrated record demand from shoppers seeking comfortable footwear during the pandemic. The co...

Charities report bumper day of sales as locked-down shops reopen

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The British Heart Foundation and Salvation Army rang up their busiest day of sales ever on Monday as their charity shops opened for the first time in nearly four months after the coronavirus lockdown. The BHF recorded...