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Image copyright Getty Images Shares in floor coverings specialist Carpetright have plunged 45% after it warned that full-year profits would be much less than expected. It blamed the profit alert on a “sharp deterioration” in UK trade, with sales in the key post-Christmas period “significantly behind expectations”. Carpetright now expects…

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Image caption Musician Chrissy Chambers “There’s not an area of my life it hasn’t touched,” says Chrissy Chambers, reflecting on the secret sex tape her ex-boyfriend posted online. “It has affected my life in every way imaginable and I’m sure it will continue to for the rest of my life.”…

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Image caption The image shows a segment of Noatak National Preserve in Alaska Finnish start-up ICEYE has released a “first light” image from its novel radar satellite, which was launched to orbit last Friday. The picture depicts a region of Alaska incorporating Noatak National Preserve. ICEYE is taking a radical…

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Image copyright Getty Images Manmade climate change is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, scientists say. Last year was the second or third hottest year on record – after 2016 and on a par with 2015, the data shows. But those two years were affected by…

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WHEN Amazon announced in 2010 that it would build a distribution centre in Lexington County, South Carolina, the decision was hailed as a victory for the Palmetto State. Today the e-commerce giant employs thousands of workers at the centre. Just 3.5% of the local workforce is out of work. Alas,…

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Image copyright Reuters Lloyds Bank has said it will provide £50m to support its small business customers who are struggling following the failure of outsourcing company Carillion. Lloyds was among the banks that stopped backing Carillion after the government refused to insure its debts. Meanwhile, Nationwide building society has said…

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