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Porsche 911 Targa 4S first drive in the UK 

Just as Ray Massey was about to set off on his first drive of Porsche’s all-new Targa 4S, singer and sports car fan Jay Kay couldn’t resist coming over for a chat about the open-top 911.

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MARKET REPORT: Bus firms pick up speed on £218m Covid lifeline 

The Department for Transport will hand out £218.4m in Covid-19 aid over the next eight weeks to help keep regional bus services – those outside London – running in England.

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BUSINESS LIVE: One in three firms expects to cut jobs 

Retailer Superdry has cheered a new £70 million financing deal with its banks to help it through the coronvirus crisis as it revealed that stores sales continue to tumble.

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Will these trusts ever bounce back or are they dead ducks? 

Some of the most popular income investment trusts have failed to bounce back from the coronavirus crash – and experts reckon it could be time to sell them.

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Hybrid BMWs can automatically switch to full electric mode in low emission zones 

In a world first, London and Birmingham are among the cities chosen to pioneer the new zero-emissions technology which is now being fitted to BMW’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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I can’t find how much a home sold for online – where has the Land Registry data gone? 

Has the Land Registry stopped providing sold prices data since lockdown started? Will it provide this data again soon and could we expect a flood of information on sold prices through at some point?

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Best energy tariffs: Ofgem price cap limit drops by £95 

Ofgem has dropped the price cap limit by £84 for standard variable tariff customers and £95 for prepayment customers, it was revealed today.

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BUSINESS LIVE:  BP slashes dividend; Easyjet raises flight capacity; Diageo profits slide  

BP has slashed its dividend payout to 4p per share. This is the first time it has cut the payment since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, after the company’s profits were squeezed by a drop in the price of oil.

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BP slashes its dividend payout to shareholders 

BP investors will now receive just 4p per share, compared with 7.8p last time around, as the oil crash hammers its payout.

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Eight in ten shoppers vow to spend locally after lockdown 

In a boost for The Mail on Sunday’s drive to help small firms recover from the crisis, shoppers said they were willing to spend an extra £30 a month in local stores rather than big chains.

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Government to examine why 1,748 died on UK roads in 2019 

DfT figures show that road deaths dropped by 34 cases in Britain last year.. But campaigners have today called for increased efforts to trigger a reduction in the volume of people killed on our roads.

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Here’s how investing with a conscience can reap rewards 

Superior returns are being enjoyed by investors who back ethical funds, according to new data from Moneyfarm. We take a look at how to back the good guys without sacrificing a decent return.

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Councils could face legal action for closing roads, says group 

The Alliance of British Drivers claims it is in consultation with lawyers regarding the legality of authorities shutting roads, widening cycle lanes and extending footpaths without public consultation.

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SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Trident Royalties is setting a cracking pace 

The company listed on AIM at the beginning of June, announcing as it did so the first of what it hopes will be a long sequence of royalty acquisitions.

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Number of inflation-beating savings accounts falls to 450 

Some 450 savings accounts now match or beat June’s inflation reading, but that is nearly 100 fewer than last month after inflation rose and savings rates fell.

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