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Salmonella halts production at world’s biggest chocolate factory

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Production has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by the Swiss group Barry Callebaut in Wieze, Belgium, after salmonella contaminations were found. A company spokesman said production had been pro...

Workers rescued after tumbling into vat of chocolate at Mars Wrigley factory

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Two people were rescued after they fell into a partially filled chocolate tank while doing maintenance work at a candy factory in Pennsylvania. The sticky situation unfolded on Thursday at the Mars Wrigley plant in El...

Factory farming is turning this beautiful British river into an open sewer

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The longer this goes on, the deeper the mystery becomes. It’s as if the public authorities had set out to destroy an entire region’s economy. Last year, a group of us tried to raise the profile of an astonishing scand...

Children among 800 people hiding below Sievierodonetsk factory

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About 800 people, including children, are hiding beneath a chemical factory in the key eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, now 80% held by Russian troops, as more western allies promise additional missile syste...

Factory settings: how an old steel plant was polished up

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Morning is Yasmina van den Oetelaar’s favourite time of day. It is when she sits in her garden, reads a book and breathes in the calm of her courtyard oasis while taking in the sweep of her industrial-style home. Ther...

Swiss police seize 500kg of cocaine at Nespresso factory

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Swiss police have seized more than 500kg of cocaine from a shipment of coffee beans delivered to a Nespresso plant. Workers at the plant in Romont, in the western Swiss canton of Fribourg, alerted authorities to a mys...

‘Troll factory’ spreading Russian pro-war lies online, says UK

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Russian internet trolls based in an old arms factory in St Petersburg are targeting word leaders online and spreading support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the British government has said, citing research....

Women and children beg for help in video from besieged Mariupol steel factory

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A video has emerged from inside the besieged Azovstal steel factory in Mariupol showing women and children who say they are “running out of strength” and need to be urgently evacuated to Ukrainian-controlled territory...

Intelligence Factory exhibition sheds light on secret Bletchley Park operation

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It was called the Intelligence Factory: a warren of rooms and offices in which, by the end of the war, thousands of people worked round the clock decoding and processing enemy communications. Block A at Bletchley Park...

Will China’s zero-Covid policy bring the world’s factory grinding to a halt?

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A top Huawei executive has broken ranks to warn that China’s stringent zero-Covid policy may trigger “massive losses” for the tech industry, putting the country’s economy as well as the global supply chain at greater ...

Blast food: chip factory calls bomb squad after muddy spud turns out to be grenade

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New Zealand’s bomb squad has been called into a chip factory after a suspicious-looking potato trundling down the production line turned out to be a grenade. Grenades frequently pop up in potato fields in Europe, but ...

Ukrainian town told to shelter after shelling causes ammonia leak at chemical factory

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Residents of the northern Ukrainian town of Novoselytsya should seek shelter after shelling caused an ammonia leak at a nearby chemical factory, an official said, as intense fighting with Russian forces in the area co...

Britishvolt secures £40m investment for electric vehicle battery factory

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The UK startup Britishvolt has gained new investment worth £40m from Glencore in the latest stage in its ambitious plan to build one of the UK’s only large-scale battery factories. It is aiming to treble its funding w...

Need a lathe or a laser cutter? Come to Bloqs – Britain’s biggest open-access factory

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From guns and vacuum flasks to cookers and colour televisions, Enfield has long been a cradle of invention. Rifles, radios, motorbikes and dishwashers were all made in this fertile corner of north-east London’s Lea Va...

UK factory output growth jumps; grocery inflation rises; record low eurozone unemployment – business live

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