FTSE 100 suffers worst day since Brexit vote after May calls election

Pound rises after PM’s announcement amid forecasts poll will give her stronger mandate for moderate Brexit

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UK retail sales fall at fastest rate in seven years as inflation bites – as it happened

Retail sales fell by 1.4% during the first three months of 2017 as shoppers were put off by rising prices. It was the biggest quarterly fall in sales since 2010.

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Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources – five experts give their opinion on what the future holds

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