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'Squashed' passenger loses British Airways court fight

'Squashed' passenger loses British Airways court fight

A man who sued British Airways for £10,000 because he was "squashed" next to an obese passenger during a flight has lost his compensation battle. Stephen Prosser said he suffered a pelvic injury and nerve damage in his neck on the 13-hour...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
Unilever's Alan Jope: Scot who joined Trump on The Apprentice

Unilever's Alan Jope: Scot who joined Trump on The Apprentice

It is an entry that has probably been buried or even omitted from Alan Jope’s CV but the new boss of Unilever once cosied up with Donald Trump as a judge on the US version of The Apprentice. Jope featured in the second series of the long-running...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Rail regulator orders Network Rail to improve performance

Rail regulator orders Network Rail to improve performance

The rail regulator has ordered Network Rail, which manages tracks and other infrastructure, to improve its performance The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said punctuality and reliability on the UK's rail network were at their worst for five years. If...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

The real Barbados – away from the resorts

I’m in a frog green Bajan vintage open bus, spouge and soca beats blast from the speakers as the driver tears along the streets of Barbados, hooting his horn at every bend, and at every car in greeting. Sugar cane and coco palms wave in the breeze....

The Week, 29 November 2018
 

Deloitte study calls for action on ‘economy conundrum’

Scotland needs to take a fresh approach to safeguard its future as it faces an “economy conundrum” over job-creation and productivity, according to a report from Deloitte. Its latest Power Up study, which tapped into extensive data from the Office for...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 
Carmakers meet for first time since Carlos Ghosn arrest

Carmakers meet for first time since Carlos Ghosn arrest

Tokyo prosecutors are reportedly planning to extend the detention of Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group, as the heads of the alliance he shaped meet for the first time since his arrest. Ghosn will be held in custody for a...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 

Returns from Scots commprop rebound over the summer

Scottish commercial property achieved a total return of 1.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, marking a rebound from the proceeding three-month period, new figures show. Property experts said the main surprise in the third quarter was a marked...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 
'My mum's funeral costs were extortionate'

'My mum's funeral costs were extortionate'

A church treasurer said she was shocked by the extortionate cost of her mother's funeral - and immediately saved hundreds of pounds by searching for a better price. Chris Harvey said she was quoted more than £4,000, even though family members could...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

Call for data standards to govern Edinburgh’s data growth

Edinburgh’s booming data sector could need new coding standards to ensure its robust growth. That was one point put to the panel during a question and answer session at The Scotsman’s Data Driven Innovation debate held at the University of Edinburgh...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 

Walker to fuel expansion with BGF investment

Glasgow-based manufacturer Walker Precision Engineering has secured a fresh multi-million pound funding boost to fuel its growth ambitions in the UK and Europe. The family-run firm, which makes high-precision components for the defence and space...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 
Deutsche Bank headquarters raided over money laundering

Deutsche Bank headquarters raided over money laundering

The Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank have been raided by prosecutors in a money laundering investigation. Germany's public prosecutor alleged that two staff members have helped clients launder money from criminal activities. Police cars were...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
Mail Online ad revenues overtake print for first time

Mail Online ad revenues overtake print for first time

Mail Online’s ad revenues have overtaken those for the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday for the first time despite losing almost 2 million digital readers in the last year. Mail Online managed to hit the milestone despite suffering a 13% slump in its...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
UK funerals industry under investigation for high prices

UK funerals industry under investigation for high prices

Britain’s competition watchdog has launched a major investigation into the £2bn-a-year funerals market, after finding prices have risen above inflation for well over a decade. The Competition and Markets Authority said the price rises – both for...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Intu shares plummet after takeover move scrapped

Intu shares plummet after takeover move scrapped

Shares in the firm that owns shopping centres such as Lakeside in Essex and Gateshead's Metrocentre have dived after a takeover bid was abandoned. Intu, which also owns the Trafford Centre in Manchester, saw its shares sink 38% after a consortium led...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
US issues fresh car tariff threats after GM closures

US issues fresh car tariff threats after GM closures

US President Donald Trump has renewed threats to impose tariffs on imported cars after General Motors (GM) announced job cuts and plant closures. In a tweet, Mr Trump said tariffs were "being studied now" and that the duties could have...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 


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