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Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA.

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. The latest in a string of studie(...)

Ted Baker shares nosedived on the London market after the fashion chain’s profits slumped as the firm grapples with a scandal that pushed its founder to resign, as well as a competitive retail environment. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Irish shares dropped on Thursday, with the Iseq counting as the second-worst performing equities index across Europe and banking stocks among the main(...)

Younger US consumers are cutting back on alcohol consumption and eschewing beer as they count carbs. Photograph: iStock

Attention millennials: Guinness isn’t a heavy beer. That’s the message that the alcohol giant Diageo is trying to hammer home in the US as it seeks t(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

The disposable virtual cards will work alongside Revolut’s existing customisable security features.

Revolut, a digital banking alternative that has more than 70,000 customers in Ireland, is to roll out disposable virtual cards in a move aimed at redu(...)

Transport networks in Dubai are dabbling with drones to move people around.

Fancy booking your next holiday based on the emotions you'd like to feel while you're away? What about being delivered to your destination by drone? A(...)

Air France has announced the launch of Joon, a new carrier due to begin services from the autumn. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Passengers using major European airports are facing immigration delays of up to four hours due to new rules. The association Airlines for Europe said (...)

Research shows that chewing gum enhances people’s alertness, whether they are completing tasks at the same time or not.

One end of the gum-chewing spectrum is typified by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, his jaw muscles pulverising wads of gum like a (...)

Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the village of Llanera near Oviedo in northern Spain, which very soon will double as one of the world’s fanciest skate parks and a beacon for music video directors. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images
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Image of the week: Temple of thrills Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the villag(...)

Business jets  at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (Labace) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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In numbers: Sliced bread is toast 5 Percentage drop in UK bread sales last year, with another 4 per cent decline expected this year, according to rese(...)

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