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One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

Image caption The number of landlords has risen significantly since 2002 As many as 5.2 million UK adults – or one in 10 – have bought or inherited a second home, according to research. Think tank the Resolution Foundation said the number of multiple home owners grew by 30% between 2002 and 2014. That figure […]

McDonald’s could face first UK strikes

McDonald’s could face first UK strikes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Global fast-food giant McDonald’s could face its first UK worker strikes Fast-food company McDonald’s could face its first staff strike in the UK, after workers at two stores backed a call for industrial action. Employees at McDonald’s restaurants in Cambridge and Crayford, near London, voted overwhelmingly for a strike. […]

Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

Image copyright Getty Images US stocks regained ground on Friday, after it was confirmed President Donald Trump’s polarising adviser Steve Bannon would depart the White House. Three major indexes turned higher in mid-morning trading and were modestly up by early afternoon. Mr Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, helped shape the “America First” message of Mr Trump’s […]

Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Visits to UK rise amid fall in pound

Media caption“I couldn’t believe how cheap it was” The number of visitors to the UK rose to 3.5 million in June, up 7% from the same month last year, according to official figures. The number of visitors from North America shot up by 34%. While in the UK, the visitors spent £2.2bn, a rise of […]

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Image copyright Reuters Kit Kat’s maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game’s look and feel. The advert showed a game similar to Breakout but […]

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were “dangerous”, a US-based digital rights group has said. The Daily Stormer had denigrated 32-year-old Heather Heyer […]

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Trump scraps infrastructure council plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump talked about expediting infrastructure projects earlier this week President Trump is dropping plans to create an advisory group on infrastructure, a day after two other business panels were dissolved. The president has faced a backlash from business leaders over his remarks this week on white supremacists. A […]

Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Topshop bosses out of fashion in Arcadia shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Topshop is the jewel in the crown of billionaire Sir Philip Green’s retail empire. But with the chain losing its sheen amid tough competition there are fresh attempts to keep it ahead of the game. In the latest shake-up at Sir Philip’s parent company Arcadia, Topshop’s creative boss Kate Phelan is […]

DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

DIY firms Homebase and B&Q suffer sales slump

Image copyright PA The UK’s two biggest DIY chains, B&Q and Homebase, have both reported a slide in sales this summer. B&Q said sales at its established stores fell 5% in the three months to July amid a drop in demand for garden furniture and other summer products. The fall dragged shares in B&Q owner […]

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Asda sales grow again after three-year slump

Image copyright Getty Images Supermarket chain Asda has reported its first quarterly like-for-like sales growth for three years. Sales rose 1.8% in the second quarter after a bumper Easter, helped by price cuts and more customers shopping at its stores. Removing the benefit of Easter from the results, Asda’s like-for-like sales were 0.7% higher. Asda, […]

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