Can the British video games industry maintain its good run?

When you think of Leamington Spa, you might picture a quintessential Middle England settlement full of retirees, parks, and grand Regency architecture. You may be surprised to learn the place – and the surrounding area – is home to a thriving group of video games developers, which employs about one …

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Black Friday 2020 Deals You Can Still Shop Now: Lululemon,

Home ABC Carpet & HomeSHOP NOW: Enjoy 30% off (through 3:59 a.m. PST on 12/1). AllModernSHOP NOW: Score up to 50% off (through 11/28). AnthropologieSHOP NOW: Everything is 30% off (from 11/25 through 11/29). Birch LaneSHOP NOW: Save an extra 25% off the best deals of the year (from 11/26 …

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Best of both worlds property: Three country towns and small cities

This time last year, the London-based crime writer Martin Bodenham and his wife, Jules, were faced with a problem — where to live next? ‘Even before Covid, London was becoming too impersonal, like a city full of strangers,’ says Martin, 60, whose latest novel, Crime And Justice, was published in …

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Does your car have a hidden past like these motors?

Motorists are at huge risk of buying second-hand cars with hidden pasts, a new investigation conducted exclusively for MailOnline and This is Money has found. A review of motors for sale on a popular second-hand car website revealed that 16,703 have a secret history, with issues ranging from clocked odometers …

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Branch out early this Christmas: Which tree is best for you?

Think Christmas decorations are on display earlier each year? Well, in 2020 they certainly are. It’s not even December, but already they’re twinkling here and twinkling there. As Joan Collins, pictured by her decorated tree, wrote on Instagram: ‘What else should one do during lockdown in November?’ Christmas in November: …

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Britons hide £8.5bn worth of debt from their nearest and dearest

Britons are concealing a total of around £8.5billion worth of debt from their friends and family, new research claims. Swathes of secret shoppers are stacking up average hidden debts of around £600 each, with credit card use, going overdrawn, bank loans and not keeping up with bill repayments all proving …

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Investors right to see through the gloom to economic upturn

It is richly paradoxical. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average indices hit record levels earlier this week. At the same time, the US economy is struggling to recover, the jobs market is weak and both the public and private sectors are racking up record levels of …

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ALEX BRUMMER: Threat of the digital giants

There is absolutely no question that amid the commercial carnage unleashed by coronavirus, the biggest winners have been the Silicon Valley behemoths. The collateral damage on the High Street includes under-invested chains such as Arcadia and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, run by offshore tycoons Sir Philip Green and Philip Day. Lockdown, …

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MARKET REPORT: Indivior hit by former owner’s £1.1bn lawsuit

Indivior’s market value plunged by a fifth after its former owner kicked off a £1.1billion legal battle against the opioid maker. Reckitt Benckiser filed the lawsuit in London’s Commercial Court earlier this month, Indivior told the stock market yesterday. Though it added it has not yet been served. Reckitt’s move …

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