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VIDEO: 'White privilege' got anarchist her shop

After a Budget that promised to help to small businesses, BBC News visits an anarchist shop-owner who fears for her street.

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Sunday trading plans 'facing defeat'

Government plans to relax Sunday trading laws in England and Wales are facing defeat in the House of Commons after the SNP said it would oppose the move.

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Sales slide again at Morrisons

Supermarket group Morrisons reports a fall in third-quarter sales, partly due to cutting back on promotional vouchers.

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'Tampon tax' cut to be taken to EU

The issue of the so-called "tampon tax" on sanitary products will be raised with the European Commission, the financial secretary to the Treasury says.

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VIDEO: Can you spot a laboratory-made diamond?

The quality of today's synthetic diamonds is so good, that you have to be an expert to tell them apart from the real thing, as the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.

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