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Thames Water Desalination Plant can provide 150 million litres of drinking water each day, enough for one million people. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The £250 million Thames Water Desalination Plant was the first of its kind in the UK. It came into operation in 2010 and can provide up to 150 million(...)

Animatronic head of Arnold Schwarzenegger  in a hydraulic press during an advert to remind people they have just over two months left to complain about PPI. Photograph: Financial Conduct Authority/PA

The man who will almost certainly be Britain’s next prime minister once declared he would “lie down…in front of the bulldozers” to prevent the constru(...)

The Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition isn’t the fastest hot hatch around but it still has the lightning steering response that you expect from a Mini, and it’s still gloriously good fun to drive

It seems, as you open the door, as if you’re about to take a step back in time. The exterior looks old, albeit well-scrubbed up. Even given the modern(...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

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One of Toyota’s top executives has warned a no-deal Brexit would make it “extremely complicated” to build new models at its British plants in the late(...)

Media gathered outside the Honda  plant in Swindon, England. “What are we like 44 days away from Brexit and they haven’t got a clue!”  said a Honda worker. “They can’t even decide for themselves what Brexit means! This is idiocy of epic proportions.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Living in the UK since the Brexit referendum, one hears many a witty quip at the expense of the main politicians responsible for making it happen. Acr(...)

The price of everyday food items could rise by up to 45 per cent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, industry leaders warned. Photograph: iStock

A week feels like a year as we edge into the final stages of our pre-Brexit holding pattern. Last week, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union(...)

Media gather outside the Honda Motor plant in Swindon. It isn’t good news. Photograph: James Beck/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Swindon shutdown The news cameras headed to Swindon in southwest England this week as Honda Motor confirmed that it plans to close(...)

Declaring himself “devastated” at the “deeply disappointing” closure announcement, UK business secretary Greg Clark said Swindon’s fate highlighted the urgent need for agreement on Brexit. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

As Honda confirmed the closure of its Swindon car plant on Tuesday, there was one key word missing from the Japanese car giant’s statement: Brexit. (...)

A car transporter  is driven out of Honda’s Swindon manufacturing plant, which it says will close. Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty

Honda Motor’s decision to end carmaking in Britain casts a pall over the future of the UK auto industry after it recovered from near extinction just a(...)

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