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Thursday newspaper round-up: ULEZ, Arm, British Steel

(Sharecast News) - A legal challenge to the expansion of London's ultra-low emission zone will be heard in the high court later this year, after a judgment permitted councils to proceed. The city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, vowed to press on regardless with plans to extend the Ulez, which he has argued is needed to tackle toxic air that is responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year. - Guardian The music industry is urging streaming platforms not to let artificial intelligence use copyrighted songs for training, in the latest of a run of arguments over intellectual property that threaten to derail the generative AI sector's explosive growth. In a letter to streamers including Spotify and Apple Music, the record label Universal Music Group expressed fears that AI labs would scrape millions of tracks to use as training data for their models and copycat versions of pop stars. - Guardian

Matt Hancock is being investigated over claims that he put undue pressure on Parliament's standards watchdog. The former health secretary was told he was being investigated over allegations that he broke the MPs' code of conduct by "lobbying the commissioner in a manner calculated or intended to influence his consideration" of whether a separate breach had been committed. - Telegraph

Intel will work with Arm, the UK-based chip designer, to make sure mobile phone chips that use Arm technology can be made in Intel factories, the US company has announced. Intel was once the leading global manufacturer of the top-end microchips known as central processing units (CPUs), but in recent years the company has faced fierce competition from rivals such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, which produces chips for Apple products. - The Times

A legal challenge to the financial watchdog's launch of a redress scheme for former members of a British Steel pension scheme has been dropped. The British Steel Action Group claimed that recent rises in interest rates had created a fundamental change of circumstances since the scheme closed, and that further consultation was required. - The Times

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(Sharecast News) - Britons must accept that their country was now involved in the Middle East conflict, Tobias Ellwood said. The former defence minister warned that "nobody was in full control" of the growing conflict as more and more countries were sucked in. Ellwood also said that Tehran's strike had taken the conflict into a "new dangerous territory". - Sunday Telegraph
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(Sharecast News) - Everton has paid about £30m in interest charges to an opaque lender associated with a tax exile, corporate records suggest. The charges appear to have reached about £438,000 a week, according to the troubled Premier League club's most recent set of accounts, a figure more than three times the reported wages of the Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - New post-Brexit UK border controls coming into force later this month will cost British businesses £2bn and fuel higher inflation, according to a report warning that UK-EU trade will be damaged as a result. With less than a month before the introduction of new checks on animal and plant products from 30 April, the insurer Allianz Trade said the controls agreed under Boris Johnson's Brexit deal could add 10% to import costs over the first year. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian

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