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October 16, 2018 9:53 PM Netflix adds more subscribers than thought

Netflix added nearly seven million new customers in the three months to September, bringing its total to more than 137 million members worldwide. The growth was stronger than expected, prompting the firm's shares to jump more than 10% in after-hours trade. It came as the firm premiered a record amount of original programming, including new seasons of Orange 6

October 16, 2018 1:55 PM Richard Branson net worth: Why is Branson getting Hollywood Walk of Fame star?

RICHARD BRANSON will be among a host of celebrities getting their own star on the Hollywood walk of Fame this year. Why is the businessman getting his own star and how much is he worth now? Richard Branson will be among stars securing their place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year, along with a slew of British faces. Consisting of more than 2,600 five-pointed 7

October 16, 2018 10:36 AM Italy throws ultimatum to Brussels as leaders REFUSE to budge over spending ‘We’re happy’

ITALY’s leaders has issued a warning to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after Matteo Salvini said he was “extremely happy” with its budget plans for next year which will see public spending ramped up dramatically. Meanwhile, in a separate move also likely to alarm Brussels, Mr Conte said European Union sanctions against Russia were damaging 8

October 15, 2018 12:03 PM Claire's 'considers UK store closures'

Accessories chain Claire's is reported to be considering closing some of its UK stores. The Press Association said the High Street chain was talking to restructuring firms about "a number of options". The chain has more than 370 stores in the UK, according to its most recent accounts. A spokeswoman for Claire's said closing underperforming stores was "part 7

October 14, 2018 10:22 AM Germany mocked for CRINGEWORTHY video to lure British bankers after Brexit 'it's awful!'

A “CRINGEWORTHY” animated video aimed at persuading top British financiers to relocate to Frankfurt after Brexit is attracting ridicule – with even sections of the German media piling in with ridicule. The short English-language film, entitled ‘Fall In Love With Frankfurt’ and produced by Frankfurt Main Finance, is apparently an attempt to defuse “prejudices 23

October 12, 2018 4:38 PM Brexit bombshell: Barnier proposes Canary Islands model for Irish border

EU CHIEF negotiator Michel Barnier says he has cracked the Irish border issue as he proposes a Canary Islands model for the Northern Ireland border after Brexit. Mr Barnier suggested a proposal similar to arrangements between Spain and the Canary Islands, which involves a control of the goods between the British province and the rest of the country 8

October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 16

October 10, 2018 11:39 AM Patisserie Valerie warns of potential fraud

Shares in Patisserie Valerie have been suspended after the cafe chain discovered "significant, potentially fraudulent, accounting irregularities". The company said these could cause a "potential material" mis-statement in its accounts. Entrepreneur Luke Johnson owns a 37% stake in the businesses, which also includes Druckers, Philpotts, Baker & Spice 18

October 9, 2018 11:01 PM Vodafone's Martin Freeman break-up advert banned

A Vodafone advert starring Martin Freeman, in which the actor seems to be breaking up with his partner but is really trying to leave the phone firm, has been banned for being misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the advert implied it was possible for customers to leave a contract at any time. However, people are only allowed to quit during 6

October 9, 2018 4:56 PM 'PREVENT hard-Brexit' – German business chief announces PLOT to keep UK shackled to EU

EUROPE must prevent a “worst-case scenario Brexit” if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, BDI Chief Executive Joachim Lang has said. Mr Lang, Chief of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) – one of Germany's most influential lobby groups – said a hard Brexit will be a “disaster” on both sides of the Channel. With just days to go before 5