December 17, 2019

Morrison’s chair to tackle Premiership Rugby job

The chairman of Wm Morrison, the supermarket chain, is being lined up to chair English rugby's top domestic league as its new private equity backers seek to transform its commercial clout.
December 17, 2019

Persimmon culture makes homes ‘potentially unsafe’

House building giant Persimmon has been criticised over a corporate culture that creates "poor workmanship and a potentially unsafe product" in an independent review.
December 17, 2019

What the 19th-century fad for anti-slavery sugar can teach us about ethical Christmas gifts

After several decades in which many housewives turned their backs on slave sugar, it suddenly made a comeback.
December 17, 2019

Huawei boss says he’s confident about UK 5G roll-out

Huawei's most senior executive in the UK has told Sky News he does not expect the Chinese telecoms equipment maker to be excluded from the roll-out of 5G services in the country.
December 17, 2019

‘Unplug and don’t use’: Half a million washing machines recalled over fire risk

Half a million Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines are being recalled over a potential fire hazard, manufacturer Whirlpool has said.
December 17, 2019

Amazon effect’ forces Book People into administration

One of the UK's biggest independent online booksellers has been forced into administration just days before Christmas amid talks aimed at securing its long-term future.
December 17, 2019

Ofcom dials up plan to ban the sale of locked mobiles

The telecoms regulator has announced plans to ban the sale of locked mobile phones as part of efforts to encourage switching by consumers.
December 17, 2019

Perry leads Australian sweep of top ICC women’s awards

Ellyse Perry has led an Australian sweep of the International Cricket Council's annual awards with the all-rounder named women's cricketer and one-day international player of 2019, the world governing body said on Tuesday.
December 17, 2019

Jobless rate back to near-45 year low ahead of Brexit deadline

The latest employment figures suggest the UK jobs market remained resilient in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline - confounding the expectations of economists.
December 17, 2019

Dutch coach Koeman bemoans double injury blow

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is crossing his fingers that the remainder of his squad stays healthy during the run-in to Euro 2020 after forwards Memphis Depay and Donyell Malen both went down to serious knee injuries on Sunday.
December 17, 2019

Pound takes hit as PM raises stakes on Brexit transition period

The pound has taken a tumble after the government indicated Boris Johnson was planning legislation to prevent MPs extending the Brexit transition period beyond the end of next year.
December 17, 2019

England off-spinner Laura March announces international retirement

England off-spinner Laura Marsh has ended her international career in a 13-year span that included three World Cup wins, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said.