HEADLINE SCANNER 6/8/13: UK services booming | World's biggest 'fatberg' | Google co-founder's £250k burger

Hurrah! UK economy beats expectations, thanks to ‘show-stopping’ services sector performance

The services sector, which makes up 78% of the economy, grew at its fastest pace in more than six years last month. This means overall growth in the third quarter will be higher than expected. Also, the Office for National Statistics has reported that the UK industrial production rose 1.2% annually in June following a 4.3% fall the month before.

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Google co-founder revealed as backer of £250,000 test-tube burger

Google co-founder Sergey Brin forked out 250,000 euros (£216,000) for research at Maastricht University to create the beef burger made entirely from stem cells.

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World’s biggest ‘fatberg’ found in London sewer

Thames Water has discovered a lump of fat the size of a double-decker bus in Kingston.

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Ban petrol and diesel cars from roads by 2040, say Lib Dems

The Lib Dems have announced proposals for allowing only ultra-low carbon vehicles on UK roads by 2040 as part of their plans to create a “zero-carbon” Britain. The party says petrol and diesel vehicles should be allowed only for freight purposes.

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