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KFC chicken shortage closes outlets

Image copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Fast-food chain KFC has had to shut down a number of outlets across the UK because they have run out of chicken. Things were not so finger-licking good for disappointed fried chicken fans after problems with a new distribution system led to the closures. Last …

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Black Panther: South Korea tops international box office

Image copyright Getty Images Moviegoers in South Korea have helped propel Marvel Studio’s Black Panther to the top of the global box office rankings. The film took $25.3m (£18m) in Korean cinemas during its opening week – more than anywhere outside the US. Key action scenes were filmed in the …

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New 50p Beatrix Potter coins released by the Royal Mint

Image copyright Royal Mint Image caption The Royal Mint’s Beatrix Potter range was launched in 2016 Four new 50p coins featuring some of Beatrix Potter’s favourite fictional characters are to be released, the Royal Mint has announced. Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tittlemouse and Flopsy Bunny will feature on the coins, which …

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The beauty entrepreneur who turned snakes into ladders

Image copyright Rodial Image caption Maria Hatzistefanis: “I start each day with a mission and a plan. I can’t pretend it’s effortless.” Snake Serum and Dragon’s Blood – not names you’d first associate with a high-end skincare range. So, when Maria Hatzistefanis decided after several years in business to give …

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Carillion investors were ‘fleeing for the hills’

Image caption The collapse of Carillion has delayed the opening of the new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital Carillion’s investors fled the failing company as it headed for disaster, according to MPs. The construction firm’s annual reports were a worthless guide to its financial health and raise major questions about corporate …

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Jamie Oliver in talks to sell Barbecoa restaurants

Image caption Jamie Oliver’s restaurant business is facing some tough challenges Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is considering selling his Barbecoa steakhouses, his company has confirmed. Barbecoa was set up by Jamie Oliver and his friend American barbecue expert Adam Perry Lang in 2011. It has two outlets in London: Piccadilly …

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