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Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East says he understands investors' concerns and promises to be more transparent about the risks it faces.

A charity which helps refugees said government cuts meant it was having to close its East Midlands office at the same time Syrian families arrive in the region.

A five-year project to boost bird of prey populations in a national park has returned "disappointing results", officials say.

An album of signatures by members of the World War Two Dambusters squadron goes on show.

A Derby man fighting extradition from the UK is alleged to have been a key member of a terror group that planned to kidnap a British ambassador, a court hears.

The Crossrail trains, which were made by Bombardier in Derby, will have free Wi-Fi access.

The discovery of two bodies, thought to be of migrants, in a wooden crate near Burton upon Trent, is being treated as suspicious.

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Abdenasser El Khayati says Burton Albion's performance at Wigan Athletic was a perfect display from the Brewers.

Derby boxer Sandy Ryan says the sacrifices she has made will be worth it if it makes her a champion.

Abdenasser El Khayati's late winner for Burton inflicts Wigan's first League One home defeat of the season.

Chesterfield manager Dean Saunders sees his side succumb to defeat by Doncaster on his return to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Attendances are at their highest level since the England & Wales Cricket Board was formed 18 years ago.

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George Osborne does a U-turn on cuts to tax credits and vows to protect police funding in his Spending Review.

Buy-to-let landlords and those buying second homes in England and Wales will soon have to pay a stamp duty surcharge, the chancellor has announced.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts a £27bn improvement in the public finances over the next five years.

The £15m raised each year from charging VAT on tampons will be used to fund women's health and support charities, the chancellor has announced.

How has the chancellor pulled off the magical trick of cutting less without inflating the deficit?

The policies announced by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review have a big effect on your finances. Here's how.

An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".

Capital spending on big transport projects will rise by 50% over the current Parliament, the chancellor has announced.

Big energy users such as the steel and chemicals industries will be exempt from environmental tariffs, Chancellor George Osborne says.

Ukraine bans all Russian planes from using its airspace as Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom stops delivering gas to its neighbour.

Network Rail wants to sell £1.8bn of railway arch space, disused depots and shop space in bigger stations to help raise the cash to upgrade UK railways.

The world's biggest oil and gas companies risk losing $2.2tn by overestimating future demand for fossil fuels, a report suggests.

Toyota is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with defective air bags.

Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".

Shares in housebuilders drive the FTSE 100 higher on the news that the government is to pledge new money to build more homes.

A launch of retail billionaire Sir Philip Green's new clothing company with singer Beyonce is planned for spring next year.

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The dollar gained and the euro fell as far as a seven-month low on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is weighing further easing monetary policy soon, including buying more debt and charging banks for hoarding cash.

Negotiations yielded modest commitments from the Chinese, including efforts protecting trade secrets and on opening markets wider to American drug and medical device makers.

Vacationers were opting to go to destinations like the Canary Islands, North America and Mexico instead of North Africa, the company’s chief executive said.

The Swedish company is being taken public by its private equity owner EQT Partners and was valued at about $1.6 billion in the offering.

Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it would replace Takata Corp airbag inflators in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe.

China has fined five knock-off Disney hotels for infringing on the iconic U.S. entertainment company’s trademarks in the run-up to the opening of a Walt Disney theme park in Shanghai.

The manipulation involved tests intended to demonstrate compliance with automakers’ design specifications, a person with direct knowledge of internal company documents said.

Asian stocks were on edge on Wednesday with most markets stumbling as geopolitical tensions flared after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet, while crude oil prices eased from two-week highs.

Hundreds of quizzes created by a single company on the social network are creating a privacy concern.

European banks had one trillion euros, or about $1.06 trillion, in nonperforming loans, according to the European Banking Authority.

A plan to supplement and eventually replace national deposit insurance plans could face opposition from Germany, which has resisted sharing fiscal risks.

Prosecutors say the automaker would be liable if car owners paid lower taxes based on false data about emissions.

It is the second time this year that the airline, founded by David Neeleman, has turned to China for capital.

The latest test data comes as European automakers await the results of broader, official tests by the German agency that oversees motor vehicles.

John Patrick Hourican, a former Royal Bank of Scotland executive, had announced in April that he would be leaving for personal reasons.

Saeed Jan Qureshi built one of the biggest bookstores in the world and earned a reputation as a source of literary advice. Now, the future of Saeed Book Bank is in his son’s hands.

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