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The mystery of the UK's missing workers

By Robert PlummerBusiness reporter, BBC News image copyrightGetty Images As the UK economy emerges from the effects of the pandemic, various sectors are reporting shortages of staff. The lockdown easing has prompted employers to start recruiting. UK job vacancies have hit their highest level since the start of the pandemic. …

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Rail reform: What does the shake-up mean for you?

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC News image copyrightPA Media Rail passengers face a dizzying array of prices to travel on trains around the UK at the moment. In fact, there are tens of millions of different fares. Proposals aimed at making train travel more attractive have been published under …

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President Biden's claims on the US economy fact-checked

By Jake HortonBBC Reality Check image copyrightGetty Images President Joe Biden says the US economy has made historic progress since he came into office in January, despite lower-than-expected job figures in April. We’ve looked at some of his claims and put the latest economic numbers into context. Joe Biden: ‘We’ve …

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'I play digital music through my 1949 radio'

By Alex CockeramBBC News image copyrightRob Seawardimage captionRob says the original valves on his Murphy A146 still work today When we think of technology our imagination usually takes us to images of the future. But for some, technology links us to the past – whether for nostalgia or for personal …

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