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Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

Government regulation of social media and the internet could have "unintended consequences" for victims of sexual abuse, a charity has warned. The Internet Watch Foundation said that "knee-jerk regulation" in response to a string...

BBC, today, 00:21
 
What Iceland can teach us about paying men and women fairly

What Iceland can teach us about paying men and women fairly

Last year, Iceland became the first country to make companies responsible for paying men and women equally. Equal pay - paying men and women the same for jobs of equal value - has been a legal requirement in Iceland, the UK and many other countries...

BBC, today, 00:21
 
The snow patrol drones saving skiiers from an icy death

The snow patrol drones saving skiiers from an icy death

Being buried alive is a scenario most of us thankfully only experience in nightmares. But for off-piste skiing fans, lured by the thrill of carving their own tracks through fresh powder snow, it's an ever-present risk. More than 150 people - mostly...

BBC, today, 00:05
 
Brexit: Japan trade deal will not be completed by deadline

Brexit: Japan trade deal will not be completed by deadline

The UK won't be able to roll over an EU trade deal with Japan in time for Brexit, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. It was one of the most important EU trade deals the UK hoped to replicate ahead of the 29 March withdrawal date. The Department of...

BBC, yesterday, 17:43
 
Honda European chief outlined no-deal Brexit concerns in 2018

Honda European chief outlined no-deal Brexit concerns in 2018

A senior figure at Honda listed a catalogue of risks posed by Brexit at a briefing near its Swindon plant last year, fuelling doubts about the carmaker’s insistence that Britain’s withdrawal from the EU had nothing to do with the factory’s closure....

Guardian, yesterday, 17:40
 
No-deal Brexit 'could disrupt London commuter trains'

No-deal Brexit 'could disrupt London commuter trains'

Rail passengers commuting into London could have services disrupted by freight trains if a no-deal Brexit causes logjams at the Channel tunnel, it has emerged. Go-Ahead, the company behind the rail operator Southeastern, said it was working with the...

Guardian, yesterday, 17:28
 
Johnson & Johnson in US probe over baby powder claims

Johnson & Johnson in US probe over baby powder claims

US authorities are investigating Johnson & Johnson, spurred by concerns about asbestos contamination of its talc products, such as baby powder. The inquiries by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission follow news reports...

BBC, yesterday, 16:40
 
Just Eat shares slide as rival Uber Eats delivers cut in fees

Just Eat shares slide as rival Uber Eats delivers cut in fees

The share price of the meal delivery service Just Eat fell by more than 5% on Thursday after US competitor Uber Eats announced plans to cut the fees it charges restaurants, amid an intense battle for customers in the takeaway sector. Uber Eats will...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:23
 

Profits and orders build up nicely at Morgan Sindall

Construction and regeneration specialist Morgan Sindall has reported a year of solid growth with strong contributions from its Scottish operations. The group, which includes housing specialist Lovell and property development company Muse Developments,...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:38
 
MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

Campaigners and MPs have accused ministers of leaving vulnerable households in the cold, as figures show installations of insulation and boilers have sunk to their lowest levels since the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme started six...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:11
 
Purplebricks shares plunge 40% on lower revenue forecasts

Purplebricks shares plunge 40% on lower revenue forecasts

Shares in the UK’s largest online estate agent, Purplebricks, plunged 40% after the company slashed its revenue forecasts and announced the surprise departure of both its US and UK bosses. The company blamed slower than expected growth in its...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:45
 

Samsung Galaxy Fold: fan reaction, prices, specs and UK release date

Samsung took the wraps off its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, at its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco last night. Unveiled alongside the new range of iPhone-rivalling S10 handsets, the Galaxy Fold can “instantly transform” from a...

The Week, yesterday, 11:55
 

Trade mark attorney firm Murgitroyd inks acquisition

Scotland’s only listed firm of patent and trade mark attorneys has unveiled an acquisition south of the Border and a leadership change as it posted a leap in interim revenue and profits – and hailed potential benefits from Brexit. Glasgow-based...

Scotsman, yesterday, 11:45
 
Record UK government borrowing surplus in January

Record UK government borrowing surplus in January

The chancellor's next Spring Statement has been given a lift after the government recorded its largest January borrowing surplus last month. Government finances were in surplus by £14.9bn last month, the largest January surplus since records began in...

BBC, yesterday, 11:25
 
British Gas owner loses 742,000 customers and issues price cap warning

British Gas owner loses 742,000 customers and issues price cap warning

British Gas owner, Centrica, lost around three-quarters of a million customers last year and warned it will take a £300m hit from the government’s price cap on energy bills. Shares in Britain’s biggest energy company dropped more than 10% after the...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:12
 


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