December 15, 2020

Regional lines should be prioritised over eastern leg of HS2, say government advisers

Rail investment should be focused on improving regional connections in the North and Midlands rather than completing the eastern section of HS2, the government's advisers have said.
December 15, 2020

Christmas shopping and gift giving will cheer you up – that’s what the experts say

With limits on family time this Christmas, are we going to supplement Christmas spirit with presents?
December 15, 2020

Early Purplebricks backer DN eyes stake in Boomin

An early-stage investor in Purplebricks is in talks to back the online estate agent’s former boss as he raises tens of millions of pounds for his latest property venture.
December 15, 2020

Barclays fined £26m for poor treatment of more than 1.5 million customers

The City watchdog has fined Barclays £26m for historic "poor treatment" of customers who suffered financial hardship after being offered credit.
December 15, 2020

New car tax changes could make the cost of driving ‘quite expensive’ warns Top Gear host

TOP GEAR host Rory Reid has warned new car tax changes could make the cost of driving "quite expensive" for those living in rural areas.
December 15, 2020

Ericsson dials up 800 UK jobs as it benefits from ban on Huawei tech

Sweden's Ericsson says it expects to create 800 jobs in the UK by 2022 as it capitalises on the ban on Huawei technology in the country's 5G rollout.
December 15, 2020

UK’s first commercial drone corridor to open next summer

A consortium led by BT will develop the UK's first commercial drone corridor in Reading next summer, using a five-mile (8km) flight path to experiment on the different uses for unmanned drones.
December 15, 2020

Royal Mail scam: Natwest issues alert as thousands conned into ‘giving away bank details’

ROYAL MAIL and Natwest are both issuing a warning after Britons have become victims of a scam using both companies' names to steal their details. This is what to watch out for.
December 15, 2020

LoveHolidays agrees £18m of COVID-cancellation refunds – regulator

A regulator says 44,000 customers of LoveHolidays awaiting refunds for trips cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, will get their money back by the end of March.
December 15, 2020

Apple Fitness+ review: A great idea if you have all the Apple gear

APPLE FITNESS+ finally arrives today and offers an easy way to stay in shape for a small monthly fee. So, is this personal trainer in your pocket worth a go? Here's our full Apple Fitness+ review
December 15, 2020

‘We’ll never leave the battlefield’: Indian farmers stand in defiance of new laws

"Even if I die, even if I am beheaded, or killed by bullets - I will not back down. Our community will never leave the battlefield and run away."
December 15, 2020

819,000 fewer people in payrolled employment since COVID crisis began

The latest job statistics show 819,000 fewer people in payrolled employment since the start of the coronavirus crisis.