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UK firms report fastest growth in labour market since pre-pandemic

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Employment growth in the UK returned to pre-pandemic levels in March, but the jobs boom looks set to be short-lived amid rising living costs and the impact of the war in Ukraine, a report says. The business advisory f...

UK house prices grow at fastest rate for 17 years

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UK house prices grew at the fastest annual pace since 2004 in March, continuing the ascent to new record levels – a fifth higher than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Prices rose by 14.3% in the year to March...

Marcell Jacobs beats Christian Coleman to prove he is world’s fastest man

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No doubts, no caveats. Marcell Jacobs proved emphatically that he is the fastest man on the planet as he won a race for the ages at the world indoor championships. Many had derided Jacobs’ 100m Olympic gold medal in T...

Max Verstappen fastest in F1 Bahrain GP practice while Lewis Hamilton struggles

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Red Bull confirmed they have the upper hand as Formula One’s new era of regulations opened with the first practice sessions of the new season in Bahrain, while Mercedes continued to struggle. Max Verstappen, the world...

UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 15 years, says Halifax

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UK house prices are rising at their fastest rate since 2007, according to Halifax, with the typical property notching up its biggest annual cash gain in the nearly 40 years since the lender’s index began. Two years on...

Grocery prices in UK rise at fastest rate in eight years, data shows

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Grocery prices rose at their fastest rate in more than eight years in February, according to the market analysts Kantar, which predicted the squeeze on shoppers would continue as a result of supply-chain disruption an...

‘It’s not rocket science’: how the world’s fastest parrot could be saved

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What if a critically endangered bird could be given a chance at survival by protecting just 7% of Tasmanian native forests earmarked for logging? And what if the Tasmanian forestry administrators had – for different r...

Fastest rent rise in five years adds to concerns over UK cost of living crisis

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Private rents in the UK are rising at the fastest rate in five years, ratcheting up the cost of living burden on millions of households. The average cost of renting for UK tenants rose by 2% in 2021 – the largest annu...

UK economy grew 7.5% in 2021, fastest since second world war – business live

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France records fastest annual growth in 52 years; German economy shrinks; markets fall – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Private rents in Britain rise at fastest rate on record

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Private rents in Britain are rising at their fastest rate on record, piling more pressure on households feeling the strain of the cost of living crisis. The average advertised rent outside London is 9.9% higher than a...

Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is building the world’s fastest supercomputer

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Mark Zuckerberg has announced his social media empire is building what he claims is the world’s fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer as part of plans to build a virtual metaverse. The Facebook founder said in...

UK house prices in 2021 show fastest growth rate in 15 years

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UK house prices rose by more than 10% in 2021, the fastest growth rate in 15 years, according to new figures that underline the strength of the pandemic housing boom. The price of an average UK home hit a record high ...

UK house prices rise at fastest pace in 15 years

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UK house prices grew at the fastest pace in 15 years over the past three months, with the average home valued at £20,000 more than this time last year, according to Halifax. Prices rose by 3.4% in the quarter to the e...

Atlantic fishing nations agree to ban catches of mako, world’s fastest sharks

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North Atlantic fishing nations have pledged to ban catches of the shortfin mako, the world’s fastest shark, in an attempt to save the endangered species. Conservationists, who have for years sought to better protect t...

The world’s fastest blind man and more: 10 US Paralympians to watch

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Abandoned as an infant after losing her right leg in a chemical fire, Bassett spent seven years in a government-run orphanage in Nanjing, China, where she was given a makeshift prosthetic leg pieced together with tap...

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