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Sparks will fly in Six Nations with crowds back and competition fierce

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The annual Guinness Six Nations launch, much like the first daffodil, is one of the traditional harbingers of spring. The world’s oldest annual rugby championship rarely disappoints and lends instant colour to winter’...

Stormzy among Black Britons celebrated in schools competition

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Kelly Holmes, Stormzy, Mary Seacole and the violin virtuoso George Bridgetower are some of the inspirational figures honoured in a competition that set children and young people the challenge of creatively celebrating...

Dogs dazzle on surfboards in Brazil competition – video

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Dogs surfed next to their owners on paddle boards, in the Brazilian Surf Dog Festival on Saturday.Beginner pooches wore life vests for safety at the competition held in the coastal city of Natal 

UK competition watchdog orders Facebook owner to sell gif website Giphy

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Facebook parent company Meta has been ordered by the UK competition watchdog to sell the gif creation website Giphy, the first time the regulator has moved to block a deal struck by one of the Silicon Valley giants. T...

Nvidia bid for Arm: UK orders competition investigation

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The government has ordered an in-depth investigation into the takeover of the Cambridge-based chip designer Arm by its US rival Nvidia, in a move that could result in the $54bn deal being blocked. Nadine Dorries, the ...

‘The Every is about an all-powerful monopoly that seeks to eliminate competition’: why Dave Eggers won’t sell his new hardback on US Amazon

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In 2013, Dave Eggers’ techno-dystopian satire The Circle described a sinister social media company that aims to abolish privacy for good. Its devotees aspire to “go transparent” – allow every moment of their lives to ...

Best bird a bat: tiny flying mammal wins New Zealand bird of the year competition

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In a huge upset to New Zealand birds, but a win for one of the country’s only native land mammals, a bat has swooped in “by a long way” to take out the annual bird of the year competition. Forest and Bird, which runs ...

Morrisons takeover faces competition inquiry over petrol stations

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The UK’s competition watchdog is to examine the £7bn takeover of Morrisons by a US private equity firm that owns a string of petrol forecourts. The Competition and Markets Authority said Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, ...

Motorola faces competition inquiry over UK emergency services network

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The UK’s competition regulator is investigating Motorola over concerns that it has “cashed in” on its monopoly over mobile networks for the UK emergency services. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Mo...

UK music streaming market faces competition scrutiny

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Britain’s competition watchdog is to launch a study into the music streaming market to assess the dominance of big record labels and platforms such as Spotify, and whether artists are getting a fair deal in the stream...

Competition watchdog gives firms deadline on ending ‘greenwashing’

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The UK competition watchdog has given companies that make misleading claims about their environmental credentials until the end of the year to stop the practice, which is known as “greenwashing”. Too many businesses w...

Sony Music’s £312m takeover of AWAL raises competition concerns, says CMA

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Britain’s competition watchdog has raised concerns over Sony Music Entertainment’s $430m (£312m) deal to buy AWAL, the artist services company that has released music by artists including Little Simz, Nick Cave and th...

PSG’s signing of Lionel Messi shows celebrity is trumping competition

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It gets to Sunday evening. You’ve done your chores. You’ve had your dinner. You’re tired. You have work on Monday. You just want something to stick on the telly while you flick through the papers or doze on the sofa. ...

UK competition watchdog to look into pricing of Covid tests for travel

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The competition watchdog is to look into fees for the Covid-19 tests required for international travel after concerns about the vastly different prices being charged for them. The Competition and Markets Authority wil...

National Lottery licence competition delay means potential £42m windfall for Camelot

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The competition to win a 10-year licence to run the National Lottery has been postponed for a second time, signalling a potential £42m windfall for the incumbent operator Camelot, which is already under scrutiny over ...

Yorkshire gooseberry competition returns with 85-year-old taking top prize

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An 85-year-old awarded the trophy for heaviest gooseberry has expressed his pride, saying he thought his “winning days had come to an end”. Bryan Nellist’s victory, in the Yorkshire hamlet of Egton Bridge near Whitby ...

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