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Nestle to open Japan factory for exotic Kit Kat demand

Nestle is to open its first factory in Japan in more than 25 years because of demand for exotic flavours of Kit Kat. While traditionally the wafer snack has been made using milk chocolate, dozens of different flavours are proving popular in Asia. Flavours like wasabi and green tea have ...

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Hong Kong-China train station could apply mainland law

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The project is part of major plans to better link Hong Kong with the mainland rail network Hong Kong’s government has unveiled a controversial plan which would allow Chinese mainland law to apply in the territory for the first time. It’s part of attempts to ...

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ITV hit by advertising slowdown

Image copyright ITV Image caption Love Island has helped ITV attract younger audiences ITV has blamed a fall in advertising revenue on “ongoing economic and political uncertainty”. Advertising revenue fell 8% to £769m in the first six months of the year. However, that fall was offset by good growth at ...

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Oldham house siege ends after 25 hours

Image caption Armed officers attended the scene on Pemberton Way, Shaw where a woman was held hostage A stand-off between police and an alleged gunman in a siege that lasted more then 24 hours has ended. Officers were called to reports of a man armed with a gun inside a ...

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Earl Spencer ‘lied to’ over princes following Diana’s coffin

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walked behind Diana’s coffin at her funeral Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer says he was lied to about Prince William and Prince Harry wanting to walk behind their mother’s coffin. He ...

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VW and Daimler face cartel accusations

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Supervisory boards at two big German carmakers are to hold emergency meetings later after they were accused of breaching EU cartel rules. Volkswagen and Daimler have declined to comment on the allegations that they and other German car giants colluded to fix the price of diesel ...

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France wildfires force mass evacuation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned along the Mediterranean coast Wildfires in southern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. ...

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Pre-crash debt problems ‘rearing their heads’, Reeves warns

Image copyright Getty Images Debt problems seen in the run up to the financial crisis are “rearing their heads” again, the new head of the business select committee has warned. Labour MP Rachel Reeves, who worked at HBOS during the crisis, said regulators needed to be “forever vigilant”. She echoed ...

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Doctor who?

Image copyright BBC/Red/Mark Mainz Image caption Jodie Whittaker in Trust Me Before she takes over the lead role in Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker will be appearing on our screens as a very different doctor… and a fake one at that. In BBC One thriller Trust Me, Whittaker plays Cath Hardacre, ...

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Number of drivers aged over 90 tops 100,000 for first time

Image caption At the age of 94 Myfanwy is one of a growing number of drivers over 90 years old The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time. Figures from the DVLA also show more than 4.5 million ...

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Synthetic cannabis linked to eighth New Zealand death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The drug is made to look like normal cannabis A string of recent deaths in New Zealand is being attributed to the rise of so-called synthetic cannabis. A man in his 20 died on Tuesday night, bringing the number of fatalities this month linked ...

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MPs reveal scale of abuse they receive from the public

Image caption Labour MP Rupa Huq has received a post saying “get out of my country” and calling her “vermin”. MPs of all parties have shed light on the scale of abuse they receive. Conservative MP Simon Hart said much of it was “orchestrated from the left”, and that the ...

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