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‘Everyone I know buys vintage’: the Depop sellers shaking up fashion

Caitlin Young is one of millions of teenagers and 20-somethings who are shaking up the fashion industry by digging out their parents’ cast-offs, raiding charity shops and scanning boot sales to...

Is Theresa May any closer to a Brexit deal after Brussels summit?

Despite fierce opposition within her party, the PM could be inching towards a solution What happened in Brussels? It may be a measure of how rocky the past few weeks have been for...

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Former UK deputy PM says he ‘will no longer seek to play a public role’ in Brexit debate Facebook has hired Sir Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, as its head...

Scottish Power to invest in solar energy for the first time

Big six firm to focus exclusively on renewables, adding solar power to its windfarms Scottish Power, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has said it will invest in solar power for the...

Gatwick plans using emergency runway to increase flight capacity

London’s second airport hopes to rival Heathrow with 70m passengers a year by 2032 Gatwick is proposing to spend £500m to widen its emergency runway and bring it into daily use as a...

Disabled benefit claimants to get extra £1.7bn after underpayments

Government to pay £970m arrears and £700m more in next seven years after correction An extra £1.67bn is to be paid to tens of thousands of disabled benefit claimants after years of...

Crest Nicholson issues profit warning as house sales in London slow

Uncertainty over Brexit puts off buyers in the capital and south-east during autumn The housebuilder Crest Nicholson has warned that profits will be lower than expected because of slowing sales in London...

WPP in talks to buy FT’s London HQ in £90m-plus deal

One Southwark Bridge could become ad group’s head office in break from Sorrell era WPP is in advanced talks to buy the Financial Times’s London headquarters for more than £90m in another significant break...

US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Former market-leading chain, which owns Kmart, to close 142 more stores this year Sears, the 125-year-old US department store chain that was once the biggest retailer in the world, has filed for bankruptcy after...

Bank of England to print plastic £50 notes

UK’s highest value banknote will be printed on the same polymer as the £5 and £10 notes The £50 note will remain part of UK currency after a “new, more secure” version...