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BA to offset domestic flight emissions from next year 9 Oct 7:01pm BA to offset domestic flight emissions from next year
Announcement comes as parent company commits to net-zero carbon flying by 2050 British Airways will offset all domestic flight emissions from next year, after its owner IAG became the first airline group to commit to
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Workers exploited at farms supplying UK supermarkets: report 9 Oct 7:01pm Workers exploited at farms supplying UK supermarkets: report
Oxfam finds poor pay, 13-hour shifts and high disease risk at farms in India and Brazil
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Pizza Express hires advisers over £1bn debt 9 Oct 2:52pm Pizza Express hires advisers over £1bn debt
Rumours abound over fate of 54-year-old business as consumer tastes change Pizza Express has a mountain of debt: a towering £1.12bn is owed to various lenders, a cash sum equal to 77m of its famous Sloppy Giuseppe beef and pepper pizzas. In recent days rumours have swirled that the 54-year-old business, one of the UK’s biggest casual dining chains, might be about to go the same way as Jamie’s Italian.
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Facebook Libra must meet strict standards, warns Bank of England 9 Oct 1:29pm Facebook Libra must meet strict standards, warns Bank of England
Digital currency must be subject to measures such as stress tests to gain approval The
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Thomas Cook stores buyer hopes to re-employ entire 2,500 workforce 9 Oct 12:38pm Thomas Cook stores buyer hopes to re-employ entire 2,500 workforce
Hays Travel acquires 555 stores and sees a bright future for package holiday sector A husband-and-wife team who built their tourism business from the ground up say they hope to save the jobs of all 2,500 former Thomas Cook staff, after buying the
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Links of London jewellery chain goes into administration 9 Oct 10:15am Links of London jewellery chain goes into administration
Mike Ashley and Hilco among parties interested in making bids for 350 outlet company Jewellery chain Links of London has collapsed into administration, putting up to 350 jobs at risk, in a new blow to the high street. The chain, which operates 35 stores and concessions in the UK and Ireland, had been seeking a buyer before being put into administration on Tuesday. Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley and Hilco Capital, the owner of Homebase, had been reported as potential bidders in a last ditch attempt to sell the loss-making business kicked off by its parent company in August.
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Global tax shakeup would force tech firms to pay more 9 Oct 9:36am Global tax shakeup would force tech firms to pay more
OECD plans aim to ensure firms are charged tax in countries where they generate profits Big
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Casumo ad banned for targeting people trying to stop gambling 9 Oct 7:11am Casumo ad banned for targeting people trying to stop gambling
Online casino offered free spins to people Googling ways to block themselves from betting The online casino Casumo has been forced to retract an advert that offered free spins and bonuses to people who Googled ways to bar themselves from gambling. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
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Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions 9 Oct 7:00am Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions
New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era. New data from world-renowned researchers reveals how this cohort of state-owned and multinational firms are driving the climate emergency that threatens the future of humanity, and details how they have continued to expand their operations despite being aware of the industry’s devastating impact on the planet.
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Tell us about your Eurostar experiences 9 Oct 6:41am Tell us about your Eurostar experiences
The international railway service celebrates 25 years since the first train travelled underneath the Channel. We want to hear your stories It has been 25 years since the
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BT says it plans to set up free home tech support for customers 9 Oct 6:00am BT says it plans to set up free home tech support for customers
Company also announces high street comeback after 15-year absence via its 600 EE shops BT is to hire an army of 900 tech experts who will visit customers in their homes to help them sort out problems with their TV and broadband services. Customers will be able to book an appointment with a Home Tech Expert, to help install a new technology product or fix a technical problem. Repair visits will be free for all BT home broadband, TV and phone line customers. Non-BT customers will be able to use the service for a fee of about £30.
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Trade war worries weigh on markets as US-China tensions rise – business live 9 Oct 4:51am Updated Trade war worries weigh on markets as US-China tensions rise – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as hopes of a trade war breakthrough this week fade
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Up to 2,500 Thomas Cook jobs saved as UK stores bought up 9 Oct 4:48am Up to 2,500 Thomas Cook jobs saved as UK stores bought up
Hays Travel, Just Go Travel operator, acquires 555 stores and says it will re-employ many staff Up to 2,500 jobs could be saved following the sale of Thomas Cook’s chain of 555 UK travel agencies to Hays Travel, following the
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Hundreds of Thomas Cook jobs saved as UK stores bought up 9 Oct 4:40am Hundreds of Thomas Cook jobs saved as UK stores bought up
Subsidiary of Just Go Travel acquires 555 stores and says it will re-employ many staff Thomas Cook’s chain of 555 travel agencies across the UK has been bought by Hays Travel, potentially saving hundreds of jobs following the
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Labour pledges to create 70,000 more jobs in offshore windfarms 9 Oct 2:15am Labour pledges to create 70,000 more jobs in offshore windfarms
Corbyn commits to 37 new windfarms in green industrial revolution election push Jeremy Corbyn will unveil plans to create another 70,000 jobs in offshore windfarms part-owned by the public as his party gears up for an election manifesto focusing on a green industrial revolution. The Labour leader will visit a windfarm on Wednesday as he launches his commitment to a further 37 offshore windfarms.
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Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account 9 Oct 2:00am Green Star Energy won’t switch off fraudulent account
The firm’s slogan is ‘take back control’, but I can’t stop it sending debt collectors
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