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Why shops are already playing Christmas tunes

The other day, I was in a toy shop with my son, browsing Star Wars kits, waiting to watch a football match. All was fine...

BP back from its near-death experience

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, which claimed the job of its former chief executive Tony Hayward, BP was unquestionably the most...

Learndirect wins last-ditch lender reprieve

Learndirect, the former state-owned training provider, has won a last-ditch reprieve from its lenders as it seeks to rebuild its finances in the wake...

BA cabin crew land new pay deal to end strikes

A costly pay dispute involving 85 days of strike action by British Airways cabin crew has been resolved. The Unite union said so-called mixed fleet...

A million homes still at risk from deadly tumble dryers

A million potentially-deadly tumble dryers could still be being used in British homes, Whirlpool has admitted.The manufacturer told a government committee that it had...

'Sod it' factor's role in eurozone recovery

Amid all the cacophony over Donald Trump's presidency and the Brexit negotiations, it would be easy to ignore that this has actually been quite...

Red Robbo: Trade unionist Derek Robinson dies, aged 90

The former British Leyland worker and trade unionist Derek Robinson has died, aged 90. Mr Robinson, one of the most famous trade unionists of...

FCA warns over Brexit transition deal timing

Banks will start taking "irreversible" decisions such as moving staff abroad if no Brexit transition deal is agreed by the end of this year,...

'We just outlived LoveFilm'

For some, this Halloween will be a darker day than those past because on 31 October LoveFilm by Post, the DVD rental service, will...

May reveals thousands of new Brexit jobs

Up to 5,000 staff will be hired by HMRC next year to prepare for Brexit, the Government has announced. An extra £250m will also be...

Ring-fencing drives RBS's £200m Lombard sale

New regulations that will effectively break up Britain's biggest lenders from 2019 have prompted Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to hoist a "for sale"...

Christopher Bailey to leave Burberry next year

Burberry's top designer Christopher Bailey - the man credited with transforming the trench coat maker into a global luxury brand - will leave the...

Bookies brace for possible sales hit

Britain's betting industry is bracing for a potentially large drop in profits after the government said it will cap the size of stakes gamblers...

Eurozone growth exceeds expectations

The eurozone's economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, above analysts' expectations, according to EU statistics office Eurostat.For the past 12...

BA boss rejects claim Brexit will ground flights

The boss of British Airways has dismissed claims - including from Chancellor Philip Hammond - that flights could be grounded if Britain leaves the...

Rent-to-own giant BrightHouse nears takeover

A pack of hedge funds is closing in on a takeover of BrightHouse, Britain's biggest rent-to-own retailer, just days after it was slapped with...