Image copyright PA Image caption University staff will decide on Tuesday whether to back the deal announced by unions and employers University staff have suspended strikes which were set to hit summer exams after agreeing to fresh pension plans. Planned changes to staff pensions prompted 14 days of strike action…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s garden centres are suffering after the country’s spate of bad weather, with sales at their worst levels in at least five years. So far this year, average underlying sales are down 15% to 20%, with the early Easter proving a washout, says the Garden…

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Image copyright Reuters The London Stock Exchange has appointed a new chief executive to replace Xavier Rolet, who quit last November amid a bruising boardroom row. David Schwimmer, who has spent 20 years at investment bank Goldman Sachs, will take up the post on 1 August. The stock exchange described…

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Image copyright Getty Images The suicide rate among UK students is higher than among the general population of their age group, say researchers. A study from the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention says it means for the first time students have a higher suicide rate than non-students. The Hong…

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Image copyright Getty Images Fast food giants, coffee shops and retailers are relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, a report says. The study by think tank Reform says many firms have rebranded existing roles after being obliged to contribute cash to on-the-job training. The study says 40% of the apprenticeship standards…

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Image copyright Kleeneze One of Britain’s oldest home shopping companies has gone into administration. Kleeneze, best known for selling household and beauty products through its network of door-to-door sellers, said it had ceased trading on Thursday and 140 jobs are at risk. But there is also a question mark over…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Herbert Diess has a reputation for being a cost-cutter Volkswagen has replaced its chief executive with Herbert Diess, who takes on responsibility for the entire company after overseeing the VW brand. Mr Diess replaces Matthias Mueller, who was appointed in 2015 at the height of…

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Image copyright Getty Images Dairy firms across the UK have seen a surge in demand for milk in glass bottles since the start of 2018. Seventeen out of 20 dairy businesses contacted by BBC News have seen a rise in sales of glass milk bottles to homes and businesses amid…

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