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Topshop owner Arcadia on brink of collapse

Sir Philip Green's retail empire Arcadia, which includes Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, is understood to be on the brink of collapse. Sir Philip had been in talks with potential lenders about borrowing £30m to help the business

China pushes for QR code based global travel system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a "global mechanism" that would use QR codes to open up international travel. "We need to further harmonise policies and standards and establish 'fast tracks' to facilitate the orderly flow of

China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

China is to make the first attempt to retrieve rocks from the Moon since the 1970s. It is hoped the unmanned Chang'e-5 probe, to be launched on Tuesday, will bring back samples to help understand the Moon's origin and formation. The

Sunak mulls public sector pay freeze for millions

Millions of public sector workers in England could face a pay freeze next year, the BBC has learned. The 5.5 million affected include key workers lauded for their service during the pandemic, from the armed forces and police, to

Buzzfeed to take over Huffington Post

Online news and lifestyle site Buzzfeed is taking over the Huffington Post in a deal that brings together two of the most high-profile digital media firms. Seller Verizon Media will become a minority shareholder in Buzzfeed as part of