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Shares in ad giant WPP tumble amid Brexit ‘cancer’ and ‘Trumponomics’

WPP cut its annual revenue forecast for the second time this year after consumer goods giants cut marketing spending and demand in the US saw a deepening decline

Homeowners opting to ‘improve rather than move’, research indicates

The figures, which cover the years between 2012 and 2016 and are sourced from local authority data, indicates more people may be choosing to spruce up their existing property rather than move

Baby boomer women ‘drinking heavily’

While risky drinking is in decline among other age groups, there is a "strong upward trend for episodic heavy drinking" among baby boomers

Restoration of Clandon Park causes controversy

With little more left than just the charred walls of the building the National Trust, which has owned the Surrey mansion since 1956, faced a choice - leave it as a ruin, or embark on what has been described as "the biggest conservation project of a generation"

Northern leaders demand fair deal from Government on transport

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, who is due to speak at the summit in Leeds, said the gathering shows "the patience of people in the north of England has run out"

Cannibal killer Brizzi was found dead in cell after being taken off suicide watch

The Italian national, 50, died at Belmarsh high-security jail in southeast London on 5 February

Bradley Walsh rumoured to play Doctor Who sidekick

According to reports in the Mirror, the 57-year-old actor and comedian will star alongside Jodie Whittaker, who was recently unveiled as the first female Time Lord

Brace for Brexit: UK air traffic faces slump without deal, airports warn

Sky News has obtained a confidential report submitted to Government by Gatwick, Heathrow, London City, Manchester and Stansted airports, which urges the EU and the UK Government to target October next year as the deadline for an interim aviation arrangement

Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell facing prosecution by regulator

Mr Chappell was director and majority shareholder of Retail Acquisitions, the company that bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green in 2015. It collapsed a year later with the loss of 11,000 jobs

Lidl overtakes Waitrose as seventh biggest supermarket as shoppers hunt bargains

The German-owned business grew sales by 18.9% in the 12 weeks to 13 August, taking its market share to 5.2%, according to industry data from Kantar Worldpanel


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