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Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

David Collier, who has been guiding trips on the island for a decade, clutched the wheel of a 13-person van last week on the road up to Mauna Kea observatory. Up until Kilauea...

Red alert: UK farmers warn of soft fruit shortage

Like many things considered quintessentially English, the humble strawberry is an immigrant. The first garden variety was grown in France in the 18th century, the result of cross-pollinating strawberries from North and South...

Ireland's yes voters celebrate a 'leap forward' in landmark vote on abortion

"It just means that women -- and the men who love the women of Ireland -- have spoken out and they've said times have to change. And they are going to change now,"...

Customers still suffering after TSB's IT woes

It has been a month since TSB began a long-planned IT upgrade to move 1.3 billion customer records away from its old parent company Lloyds and on to a platform created by its...

'In tears': Irish expats in Australia celebrate after long-distance abortion campaign

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll in. But she couldn’t afford it and,...

Q1 growth in economy is slowest for five years

Britain's economic growth was left unchanged at 0.1% in the first quarter, according to official figures. The Bank...

Saudis: OPEC and Russia to pump more oil

Saudi Arabia: OPEC and Russia to pump more oil 'in the near future'

RBS delays naming exec after Treasury warning

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been ordered to delay naming its new strategy chief after a warning from the Treasury that it is risking a conflict of interest row. ...

'Sant Antoni brings life': Barcelona celebrates £70m market revamp

Thousands of residents of the traditionally working class Barcelona neighbourhood of Sant Antoni thronged their local market this week as it reopened after a nine-year, €80m (£70.1m) refit. The celebrations continue over the...

Waste recycling lifts Pennon profit

A strong performance at Viridor, its waste recycling business, helped Pennon Group, the owner of South West Water, to solid annual results. ...

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Driver's legal victory is one in the ParkingEye for rogue private...

A driver hit with an £85 fine after taking a night-time nap in a motorway services car park – and overstaying its two-hour...