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Anthony Levandowski: Ex-Google engineer sentenced for theft

An ex-engineer for Google’s self-driving car unit has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft shortly before he joined Uber. US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Anthony Levandowski had carried out the “biggest trade secret crime I have...

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The boss who bounced her way to £3m from just £200

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampoline fitness company Bounce. “You need to connect with other people, it makes you feel good,” says Kimberlee Perry. Before coronavirus hit,...

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John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner dies aged 83

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. He died in the early hours of Monday at Owen Mor nursing home in Londonderry. One of the highest-profile politicians in Northern Ireland for more than 30 years, he...

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Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape

A Conservative MP has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape. The Sunday Times reported that the allegations against the former minister were made by an ex-parliamentary employee. The Met Police said the allegations relate to four separate incidents alleged to have...

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Twitter hack: Bognor Regis man one of three charged

A man living in Bognor Regis – on the UK south coast – is one of three individuals charged over a major Twitter hack, according to the US Department of Justice. Californian authorities filed felony charges against Mason Sheppard, 19. The UK’s National Crime Agency...

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Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery

Amazon is ramping up its online grocery service with the aim of serving millions of shoppers across the UK by the end of 2020. Online food sales have almost doubled during the pandemic with grocers struggling to keep up with demand. Amazon is now after...

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The millions ‘hanging by a thread’ as coronavirus aid expires

When Brandon Humberston’s weekly unemployment benefits finally kicked in after months of waiting, the $750 (£586) cheque was a “godsend”. Suddenly the 19-year-old, who worked as a cook at Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle until the pandemic cost him his job, could pay rent and buy...