September 21, 2021

PM refuses to budge on benefit cuts despite taxpayers footing bill to support US-owned CO2 producer

Taxpayers will help pay for the operating costs of a US-owned fertiliser manufacturer amid the ongoing energy crisis - just weeks after the government announced it was cutting Universal Credit and raising National Insurance contributions.
September 21, 2021

UK considers joining existing US-Mexico-Canada trade deal as hopes of standalone US agreement fade

Ministers are considering efforts to join an existing free trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada - or to strike a series of mini-deals with America - after Boris Johnson appeared to admit a standalone UK-US free trade deal was not an immine...
September 21, 2021

Energy crisis: creating lots of small suppliers was always a bad idea – now taxpayers will foot the bill

Dozens of energy suppliers could go bust in the coming months.
September 21, 2021

Shares in Ladbrokes owner Entain surge after US takeover offer at reported $20bn

Ladbrokes owner Entain has confirmed it received a takeover offer from US fantasy sports betting firm DraftKings - reportedly valuing it at around $20bn (£14.6bn).
September 21, 2021

Asda and Sainsbury’s chilled foods distributor on brink of collapse

A chilled foods distributor whose customers include Asda and J Sainsbury is on the brink of collapse as a maelstrom of headwinds including acute driver shortages threatens further disruption to grocery retailers' supply chains.
September 21, 2021

Collateralised loan obligations: why these obscure products could cause the next global financial crisis

CLOs are said to be far safer than the derivatives that nearly brought down the global banking system in 2007 – but the cracks are beginning to show.
September 21, 2021

Why you should NEVER kill daddy long legs – the important reason to set them free

DADDY LONG LEGS are a common household pest most active between the end of summer and the start of autumn. While killing them is an easy way to keep them from darting around your home, there is one important reason why you shouldn't.
September 21, 2021

Ditch your Sky Q box, you could soon get ALL of its features built into your 4K TV

SKY is designing its own-branded Smart TV that includes access to all of the paid-for channels, on-demand boxsets and blockbusters, Sky Sports and streaming apps, sources claim. Here's everything you need to know.
September 21, 2021

Garden nightmare! Venomous false widow spiders engulf Northampton yard with huge webs

A GARDEN in Northampton was overrun with venomous false widow spiders this week, leaving swathes of huge spider webs across the entire garden.
September 21, 2021

How clothing giants Gap and Benetton once ruled the fashion high street

How the big brands made it.
September 21, 2021

Google’s appeal against EU record £3.8bn fine begins – how did we get here?

Three years after receiving a record fine from the European Commission alongside an order to stop abusing its control of the Android operating system, Google is set to have its day in court.
September 21, 2021

Energy supplier Green lines up insolvency advisers amid industry crisis

Another of the UK's small energy suppliers is lining up advisers to oversee its potential insolvency after ministers ruled out stepping in to prop up companies on the brink of collapse.