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Europe's tech startups suffer from 'diversity debt', survey finds

Europe's tech startups suffer from 'diversity debt', survey finds

Europe’s startup sector has a “shocking” lack of diversity, with 93% of all funds raised in 2018 going to all-male founding teams, according to a report by the investment firm Atomico. Out of 175 large startups included in the survey, just one had a...

Guardian, Tuesday, 07:27
 
Why were we fined £137 over a £4.20 toll pass in Hungary?

Why were we fined £137 over a £4.20 toll pass in Hungary?

In August my wife and I took a motorcycle tour of Europe which passed off uneventfully until last month when we received two letters demanding £137 from a firm called Euro Parking Collection. They claim to be on behalf of the Nemzeti Útdíjfizetési...

Guardian, Tuesday, 07:27
 
Trump's China car tariffs claim sows confusion

Trump's China car tariffs claim sows confusion

A proposed cut by China to tariffs on US car imports created confusion in Washington, a day after it was announced by US President Donald Trump. Beijing has not yet confirmed the move and President Trump's advisers appeared less certain about the...

BBC, Tuesday, 07:15
 
Cannabis firm confirms investment talks with Marlboro maker

Cannabis firm confirms investment talks with Marlboro maker

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is in talks with a Canadian cannabis producer over a potential investment in the firm. Canada's Cronos Group confirmed the discussions but said it had not yet reached an agreement. It follows reports that...

BBC, Tuesday, 04:08
 
The terraced house inside a laboratory

The terraced house inside a laboratory

In order to help the UK meet its energy reduction goals, scientists have dismantled a terraced house and rebuilt it inside a laboratory. The aim is to look for ways of making the rest of the country's homes greener, cheaper and warmer. Richard Fitton,...

BBC, Tuesday, 00:57
 
Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says

Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says

More than 500,000 British workers have been swept into working poverty over the past five years, according to a report that shows the number of people with a job but living below the breadline has risen faster than employment. In the latest sign that...

Guardian, Tuesday, 00:18
 
MPs call for fare freeze for those most affected by rail timetable fiasco

MPs call for fare freeze for those most affected by rail timetable fiasco

Fares should be frozen for passengers most affected by the upheaval in rail timetabling in May, MPs have demanded. A scathing report by the transport select committee said the chaotic change to the schedules on 20 May, which led to the cancellation or...

Guardian, Tuesday, 00:18
 
Forbes: seven-year-old YouTuber made £17.2m in one year

Forbes: seven-year-old YouTuber made £17.2m in one year

An American seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of the highest-earning YouTube stars after making £17.2m. Ryan, from Ryan ToysReview, made the hefty sum for his online reviews between June 2017 and June 2018. Since launching his main...

Guardian, Monday, 19:43
 
Debt despair: 'I’m just going to end it'

Debt despair: 'I’m just going to end it'

"One day I was stood by the side of the road contemplating life and thought 'if I was to die now, no one would miss me. I can't provide for my family, I'm just going to end it." Steve Goddard is a father of two who hit rock bottom when he...

BBC, Monday, 19:36
 
Quarter of shop space in England and Wales lost after 2008 crash

Quarter of shop space in England and Wales lost after 2008 crash

More than a quarter of all retail floor space in England and Wales disappeared in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, research has shown, as the industry struggled with the shift to online purchases. The amount of shop space fell in all but...

Guardian, Monday, 19:30
 
Mike Ashley wants tax on retailers with online sales of more than 20%

Mike Ashley wants tax on retailers with online sales of more than 20%

Mike Ashley, the founder and chief executive of Sports Direct, has called for a tax on retailers who book more than a fifth of sales online as he said many high streets were “already dead” and more would be killed off without government intervention....

Guardian, Monday, 19:12
 

Life sciences firm Omega Diagnostics swings to H1 loss as ‘reshaping’ continues

Alva-based medical testing kit firm Omega Diagnostics remains optimistic despite swinging to a half-year loss and citing “not inconsequential” hurdles. The business, which is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market, saw shares slide on publication...

Scotsman, Monday, 17:26
 
Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on revenues from online retailing to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more...

BBC, Monday, 17:18
 

Mike Ashley: The saviour of the High Street?

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United, is one of the most intriguing characters in British business and has often been a reluctant fixture in the headlines of the business and sports pages. His sprawling...

BBC, Monday, 17:18
 
Global shares jump on US-China trade 'truce'

Global shares jump on US-China trade 'truce'

Global stock markets have jumped following the truce in the US-China trade war. US indexes rose about 1% on Monday, following gains in Europe and Asia. The increases come after the US and China said they had agreed to not increase tariffs for 90 days...

BBC, Monday, 16:41
 


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