October 5, 2021

Surging wholesale energy prices add to inflation pressures as firms call for emergency help

Wholesale gas prices have hit record highs and oil has reached a new three-year peak - further fuelling worries about higher prices for consumers and businesses ahead.
October 5, 2021

‘If this continues people are going to die’ – stark warning about impact of Universal Credit cut

"I try not to let people in here because I get embarrassed," says 29-year-old Lynton Lockett, standing in his kitchen in Burnley.
October 5, 2021

France threatens to cut off UK’s energy again in new fishing row

France has again threatened to cut the UK off from energy supplies if the terms of the Brexit deal aren't stuck to.
October 5, 2021

France threatens to cut off UK’s energy again in new fishing row

France has again threatened to cut the UK off from energy supplies if the terms of the Brexit deal aren't stuck to.
October 5, 2021

Pandemic sparks collapse of currency exchange provider ICE

The pandemic's devastating impact on international travel has sparked the collapse of International Currency Exchange (ICE), one of Britain's best-known bureau de change chains.
October 5, 2021

‘Grown men in tears’ as hundreds of pigs culled due to abattoir worker shortage

Hundreds of healthy pigs have been culled after a nationwide shortage of abattoir workers left farms overcrowded with animals that could not be sent for slaughter.
October 5, 2021

‘No malicious activity’ behind outage that hit Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, company says

Facebook has said there was "no malicious activity" behind a widespread outage that knocked all of its services offline for several hours yesterday.
October 5, 2021

How an extra five litres of petrol caused the country ground to a halt

The UK has experienced several temporary shortages in essentials since the pandemic began.
October 5, 2021

Facebook down, car sales plunge and diversity in finance

Ian King is joined by tech editor at Business Insider, Shona Gosh, to discuss the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp blackout.
October 5, 2021

‘Tackle company like Big Tobacco’: Facebook whistleblower warns US Congress of social media harm

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said the harms caused by the social media platform needed to be tackled like the harms caused by the tobacco industry as she testified before a US Senate committee on protecting children online.
October 5, 2021

‘Significant reduction’ in petrol stations running dry in hard-hit London and South East

The number of petrol stations running dry in London and the South East has seen a "significant reduction" according to daily industry data.
October 5, 2021

Social media policeman Crisp eyes windfall from bumper sale

The backers of a social media company which helped track the torrent of racial abuse targeted at England footballers after the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy are plotting a sale that could land them a windfall worth hundreds of millions of pounds.