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Worker asks Elon Musk on Twitter: Have I been fired?

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 05:08
In a viral Twitter thread, Halli Thorleifsson is asked by Elon Musk what work he has done for the firm.
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How slimmed-down websites can cut their carbon emissions

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 00:01
Businesses are discovering tweaks that can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of their websites.
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Energy bills: Call to let people have prepayment meters removed

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 00:00
Age UK says people on the meters pay more for their energy than those who are on direct debits.
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The students at the heart of the green jobs boom

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 23:01
The number of young people on renewables-related courses in Scotland soars by 70% in four years.
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Trains: How can it take so long to fix a struggling railway?

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 22:56
One company is promising passengers "generational" change - but said there must be "pain" first.
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Twitter has tech issues for second time in week

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 18:54
The platform now says that services are "working as normal".
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Elon Musk's Tesla cuts prices again as tries to boost sales

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 16:49
Tesla boss Elon Musk has previously said he hoped price cuts would help the firm avoid the hit from a "pretty difficult recession" in 2023.
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Costa Coffee follows Pret a Manger with third staff pay rise in a year

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 16:30
The High Street coffee chain joins others in increasing wages as firms struggle to recruit staff.
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Firefighters will not strike after accepting new pay offer

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 16:10
Fire Brigades Union members vote to accept backdated 7% pay rise, with a further 5% increase in July.
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TransPennine Express and Avanti West Coast criticised by leaders

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 16:06
Political leaders are meeting in Newcastle to discuss ongoing issues with trains in the North.
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CBI boss Tony Danker steps aside after misconduct allegations

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 12:46
Tony Danker said he was "mortified" to hear that he had caused "offence or anxiety to any colleague".
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Talks to avoid more rail strikes on brink of failure

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 12:18
Union members and rail bosses are negotiating ahead of more strikes on Thursday.
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Starbucks to open 100 new UK stores this year

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 10:57
The coffee giant's expansion comes after a big jump in UK sales in 2022.
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Foxconn: iPhone maker sees revenue slump as demand weakens

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 03:59
Foxconn said its sales fell by more than 11% in February, compared to the same month in 2022.
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Cost of living: 'I skip university lectures to do paid work instead'

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 00:12
Heidi is one of many students who say the rising cost of living is affecting their studies.
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The mushrooms you can wear and build with

Mon, 03/06/2023 - 00:04
A growing number of firms are turning fungi roots into clothing and building material.
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Twitter can’t protect you from trolls any more, insiders say

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 22:31
Current and former employees of the company say there are serious ramifications from mass lay-offs.
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Ambulance strikes: Unite union suspends action in England

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 18:12
The Unite union suspends strikes in England to enter pay talks, following the Unison and GMB unions.
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Toblerone: Swiss rules mean chocolate bar to drop Matterhorn from packaging

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 17:39
Production of some of the chocolate is moving outside Switzerland so the Alpine peak can no longer be used.
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Food shortages due to 'supermarket culture', says Leon co-founder

Sun, 03/05/2023 - 14:18
Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon, says UK vegetable shortages are a result of "market failure".
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