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P&O Ferries won't face criminal action over mass sacking of staff

Sat, 08/20/2022 - 04:01
The Insolvency Service said there was no likely prospect of conviction, but a civil investigation is ongoing.

Rail strikes: Only 20% of rail services expected to run

Sat, 08/20/2022 - 02:51
The sixth one-day strike of the summer will see football fans and festival-goers make other travel plans.

Train and Tube strikes: Salon owner says strikes make it feel like the pandemic

Sat, 08/20/2022 - 01:12
Cancellations and no-shows - how industrial action on transport is affecting the hospitality business.

Cost-of-renting: Young, struggling and short of cash

Sat, 08/20/2022 - 00:39
We hear from young people finding it hard to afford their rent, as well as a landlord facing rising costs.

Cineworld shares plunge on bankruptcy fears

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 15:44
The heavily indebted cinema chain, which also owns Picturehouse, has been hit by poor audiences.

Billionaire Xiao Jianhua jailed for 13 years in China

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:48
Chinese-Canadian tycoon Xiao Jianhua disappeared from a luxury hotel in Hong Kong in 2017.

Russia Starbucks: Home-grown chain Stars replaces coffee giant

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:30
Stars Coffee replaces Starbucks after the US chain pulled out over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Buy now, pay later: Warning over influencers' adverts on social media

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 09:52
Financial regulator says some adverts posted by influencers fail to highlight risks of borrowing.

Consumer confidence hits record low as prices soar

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 09:35
Shoppers concerns come in the face of "soaring cost-of-living and bleak economic prospects", says research.

Growing share of under-30s pay unaffordable rent

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 00:48
The proportion of under-30s spending a third of their pay on rent is at a five-year high, data suggests.

What Hollywood is doing with props to cut waste

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 00:42
From recycling props to melting down materials, the film industry is making efforts to be less wasteful.

Why more people are working from home on Fridays

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 00:25
While there are benefits to ending the week at home, Friday after work drinks could be fizzling out.

Experts warn no easy answers to how safe self-driving cars should be

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 00:17
A government expert body advising on the ethics of driverless cars warns of many tricky problems.

Starbucks ordered to reinstate fired Memphis staff

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:20
The decision comes amid a tense fight between Starbucks and labour organisers.

Jim Ratcliffe: Who is the man bidding for Man Utd?

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 15:23
One of the UK's richest men, Sir Jim has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.

Gateshead factory closure puts 430 jobs at risk

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 11:14
Orchard House Foods wants to relocate production from Gateshead to its base in Northamptonshire.

Pulsic takeover by Super Orange HK blocked on security grounds

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:41
The move is the latest attempt by the government to limit China's involvement in UK business and technology.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Billionaire wants to buy Manchester United

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:04
British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy Manchester United if the Glazer family put the club up for sale.

US and Taiwan announce formal bilateral trade talks

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 05:11
The talks come weeks after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 04:50
The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.