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Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money

Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sergei Magnitsky died in prison while awaiting trial Police are investigating how £6.6m from a Russian organised crime group has been allegedly traced to a banking firm in the UK, the BBC has learned. US court papers have linked some of the so-called “Magnitsky money” – a £150m tax […]

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

The UK’s most delayed airlines revealed

Image copyright BEN STANSALL Image caption Only 75% of UK flight arrivals landed on time, according to Which? Air Transat, Icelandair and Norwegian Air Shuttle are the least punctual airlines in Britain, research from Which? has found. The consumer group analysed landing times for 850,000 flights at 25 UK airports and found that on average […]

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe

Image copyright fergusburnett.com Just Eat’s £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. The proposed deal has been referred for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Both companies take online orders from customers and act as delivery middle men between them and restaurants. However, the CMA […]

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series

Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series

Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa Pig Entertainment One, the company that owns Peppa Pig, has announced it is working on a new series of the popular pre-school cartoon. It expects 117 episodes to be aired around the world from the spring of 2019. The new series of cartoons will be made by the format’s […]

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Text-to-switch plan for mobile users

Image copyright PA Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. In turn, they will be sent switching […]

GM to stop making cars for Indian market

GM to stop making cars for Indian market

Image copyright AFP Image caption The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue to provide maintenance services General Motors (GM) has announced that it will stop making cars for the Indian market by the end of 2017. The firm, which sells its Chevrolet brand in India, said it would continue […]

Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn

Election 2017: State pension triple lock battle lines drawn

Media captionReality Check: What is the triple lock on pensions? Pensions experts say Conservative plans to reduce the generosity of the state pension are a risk, but widely anticipated. The party’s manifesto proposes ditching the “triple lock”, in which the pension is raised in line with the highest of average earnings, prices or 2.5%. From […]

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations

Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption NAFTA was a centrepiece of Donald Trump’s campaign The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta “as soon as practicable”, the Trump administration said on Thursday. The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration’s intent to move forward with a campaign pledge […]

RBS settlement has left business couple feeling ‘gutted’

RBS settlement has left business couple feeling ‘gutted’

Image copyright Steve Haywood Image caption Diane and Mike Hockin said they felt they had no option but to settle with RBS A couple say they still feel “gutted” after settling with Royal Bank of Scotland for allegedly mis-selling them a financial insurance product. Mike and Diane Hockin had been claiming £30m in damages after […]

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petrol bombs were thrown at police outside parliament in Athens Greece’s parliament has approved a new package of austerity measures needed to release the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout. The tax rises and further cuts to pensions were sought by Greece’s foreign creditors. As MPs voted, anti-austerity protesters […]