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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US stocks stage recovery despite collapse in global markets

Dow makes huge comeback after plummeting 1,000 points minutes as markets opened but markets in the rest of the world suffer massive losses

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Nepal earthquake: how to donate

With the death toll close to 4,000, aid agencies are providing vital food and shelter for survivors. Here are some of the main appeals that have opened

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