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Steve Morgan: Redrow founder wins case against Daily Mail

Steve Morgan: Redrow founder wins case against Daily Mail

A multi-millionaire property developer has successfully sued the Daily Mail newspaper over "false and defamatory" claims in an article about him. The paper has apologised and will make a donation to charity after the High Court found in...

BBC, Wednesday, 12:47
 

Huawei: New Zealand needs us like rugby needs the All Blacks

Skip Twitter post by @DreyerChina Huawei's new rugby ad in New Zealand after regulators there blocked the company from using its 5G equipment. 10 points to the marketing agency, if not the company... pic.twitter.com/5Vebxmintu — Mark Dreyer...

BBC, Wednesday, 12:00
 
Brexit: UK has rolled over just £16bn out of £117bn trade deals

Brexit: UK has rolled over just £16bn out of £117bn trade deals

The government’s push to roll over EU trade deals from which the UK currently benefits has yielded agreements covering just £16bn of the near-£117bn of British trade with the countries involved. Despite frenetic efforts by ministers to ensure the...

Guardian, Wednesday, 11:48
 
Ford warns no-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

Ford warns no-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic'

Ford has said a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the firm's manufacturing operations in the UK and that it would do "whatever is necessary" to protect its business. The comments come after a report the carmaker was stepping up...

BBC, Wednesday, 11:43
 

Angus 3D printing firm presses button on new hi-tech device

A 3D printing start-up has been producing its first pieces using what is described as the world’s most advanced metal printing machine, the first such device to be commercially available in the UK. Brechin-based Angus 3D Solutions was last year...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:59
 
German think tank calls for EU to make Brexit concessions

German think tank calls for EU to make Brexit concessions

The EU should offer the UK concessions over Brexit, a leading German economic think tank has told the BBC. The boss the IFO Institute said steps should be taken to keep the "EU and the UK in a joint customs territory after 2020". Gabriel...

BBC, Wednesday, 09:50
 

Key hire for Johnston Carmichael follows solid year of M&A work

Scottish accountancy and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has bolstered its corporate finance team with a “strategic” hire following work on deals worth more than £320 million last year. The firm said that Campbell Cummings, a qualified...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 09:35
 
Danish waste-to-energy project's key selling point: ski slope

Danish waste-to-energy project's key selling point: ski slope

It might be the first waste incinerator the neighbours actually want next door. The shop at the foot of the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy project in Copenhagen is packed with families desperate to be among the first to try its unique selling point: the...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:55
 
What are the different measures of inflation, and are we being conned?

What are the different measures of inflation, and are we being conned?

Is inflation really that difficult to calculate? It seems so. There are three main estimates produced by the ONS: the consumer prices index (CPI); consumer prices index including owner-occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH): and the retail prices index...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:08
 
A credit reference agency is chasing me over a stranger’s debt

A credit reference agency is chasing me over a stranger’s debt

A stranger’s debt from a mail order company has been allocated to my credit report and is affecting my credit rating. It is linked to a previous address, and the missed payments were made after I moved out. The issue arose when my bank reduced my...

Guardian, Wednesday, 07:08
 
Trade war: Trump could let China trade deadline 'slide'

Trade war: Trump could let China trade deadline 'slide'

US President Donald Trump has said he could extend the 1 March deadline to reach a trade deal with China if they are making good progress. Chinese and US officials will hold high-level talks this week aimed at halting their damaging trade war. US...

BBC, Wednesday, 02:27
 
Gambling ads to be banned from child-friendly sites and games

Gambling ads to be banned from child-friendly sites and games

Gambling adverts will no longer be allowed to appear on websites or in computer games that are popular with children, under new rules designed to stop irresponsible gambling. Bookmakers will be required to use every targeting tool possible to ensure...

Guardian, Wednesday, 00:29
 
Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Around the world, people use chocolate treats to express sweet nothings on Valentine's Day. But in Japan, it's a little more complicated. On Valentine's Day, only women give chocolate, and not just to their partners, but to their male colleagues too....

BBC, Wednesday, 00:28
 
Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

The front line for preventing human trafficking might not be at airports, international borders or in police raids. It might be at the hotel check-in desk. An international hotel chain has completed a two-year project to train half a million staff...

BBC, Wednesday, 00:28
 
Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

British nationals who have retired to EU countries may no longer have their healthcare costs covered by the NHS in the event of no-deal Brexit deal, reports Vishala Sri-Pathma. The British love affair with Spain dates back to the 1970s when package...

BBC, Wednesday, 00:28
 


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