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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain's banking ?system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of...

Global warming threatens future of champagne

Winemakers in France are planning to introduce a new hybrid grape to offset the effect global warming is having on the production of champagne. Over...

Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp...

Pen pals defy age gap to become friends

Five months since they started exchanging letters, schoolchildren from Kidderminster have visited a nearby care home to meet their new pen pals.Franche Primary School...

P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK's biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the...

Nitrate-free bacon to hit supermarket shelves

British bacon free from potentially carcinogenic preservatives will soon appear on supermarket shelves thanks to advances spearheaded by British researchers. Experts have applauded the development...

Why is gin and tonic getting pricier?

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Apple CEO's earnings climb 74% to $102m

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook took home $102m (£76m) last year, largely thanks to bonuses tied to the company's stock price. Mr Cook became Apple's...