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UK borrowing soars in August as Covid costs mount

Public borrowing hit £35.9bn last month as the pandemic forces the government to borrow more money.

Ford Bridgend closure: 'Journey into the unknown'

Bridgend contemplates its future as the car maker ends production after 40 years.

Covid: Uncertainty as industries miss out on job support

The chancellor's new wage top-up scheme to replace furlough is aimed at protecting "viable" roles.

Harley-Davidson to exit world's biggest bike market

The iconic motorcycle company is pulling out of India as it struggles to sell its two-wheelers.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Job Support Scheme and helping UK workers

The chancellor says it is "impossible" to predict the jobs market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

'Shop early for Christmas or risk losing out'

With three months to go before the big day, online retailers warn shoppers need to buy early this year.

Shoppers could pay more after no-deal Brexit

Tariffs could add £3bn to the cost of importing food and drink from the EU, a leading retail body warns.

How much gold is there left to mine in the world?

Some experts believe we may have hit "peak gold" production in our pursuit of the precious metal.

Covid: Morrisons limits sales of disinfectant and toilet rolls

The supermarket chain restricts sales of some ranges, including toilet rolls and disinfectants.

Rishi Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme

Wages will be topped up for six months, but chancellor says it is "impossible" to say how many jobs will be saved.

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