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RMT warned not to 'hold the country to ransom' and accept 'generous' pay offer after union adds more Christmas strikes
A minister has urged the Rail, Maritime and Transport union not to "hold the country to ransom" after it announced days of extra strikes over Christmas in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.
Martin Lewis's charity calls for limits on amount of contact debt collectors make as cost of living takes mental toll
Limits should be placed on the amount of contact debt collectors have with those who owe money, Martin Lewis's charity has said, as a survey from the organisation suggested one in six (17%) UK adults experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of the rise in the cost of living.
Rail strikes: RMT accused of 'playing fast and loose with people's Christmas plans' as fresh dates announced
Union leaders have rejected revised offers to end industrial action on the railways and announced more strikes over Christmas.
Grocery inflation eases for first time in 21 months - but Christmas dinner costs surge 9%
Grocery inflation eased for the first time in 21 months in November, according to data, but the cost of a traditional Christmas dinner will still be around 9% up on 2021.
Egg shortages 'could just be the start' as UK is 'sleepwalking' into food supply crisis, farmers union warns
Egg shortages "could just be the start" as the UK is "sleepwalking" into a food supply crisis, the union for farmers and growers has warned.
Elon Musk's medical firm Neuralink accused of welfare violations after killing 1,500 animals in four years - report
A medical company set up by Elon Musk is under investigation for potential welfare violations - with a total of 1,500 animals dying in four years, according to a report.
Economy already in a recession which is expected to last into next year, says CBI
The UK is already in a recession which is expected to last into next year, according to the UK's biggest business group.
Flexible working can be requested from first day of new job, under government plans
Workers across the UK will soon be able to request flexible working from day one on the job, under new plans by the government.
Vodafone hangs up on chief executive amid frustration for Nick Read and investors alike
In the end, Nick Read ran out of time.
Air fryers and electric blankets buck downward trend for Black Friday technology sales
Energy-efficient appliances - such as air fryers, clothes airers and electric blankets - bucked a downward trend for Black Friday sales this year as consumers took a cautious approach during the cost of living crisis.