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Virgin Atlantic pilots to strike in run-up to Christmas Day

Union, which represents about a third of airline’s pilots, is locked in dispute with carrier over recognition Pilots at Virgin Atlantic are to strike from 22 December to Christmas Day in a dispute over...

Further education sector has been failed across the board

Readers respond to Polly Toynbee’s article about skills training in Britain Polly Toynbee (Britain’s skills failure gives the lie to May’s migration pledge, 4 December) laments the damage that has been done...

China-US feud threatens Canada as Huawei executive due in court

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, will appear at a bail hearing on Friday morning, following her arrest last Saturday Huawei: Chinese media accuses US of ‘hooliganism’ over Meng Wanzhou arrest The...

UK immigration crackdown ‘could send companies to the wall’

CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn issues warning as businesses report problems hiring staff Theresa May’s plans for a crackdown on immigration after Brexit could cause UK companies to go bust and spark job losses across...

Pink gin is booming – but here’s why many purists loathe it

Craft distillers turned ‘mother’s ruin’ into an upmarket drink. Now many are concerned their sophisticated market is under threat from fruity pink varieties – and they’re revolting Public, the newly crowned Observer Food Monthly...

Labor and Coalition in last-minute blowup over encryption deal

Late Wednesday tabling of bipartisan committee report paves way for bill to pass Despite already sealing an “in-principle” deal, the Coalition and Labor had a last-minute blowup on Wednesday over the timetable to...

The £40 cinema ticket – is any film worth the price?

The top prices for Mary Poppins Returns at Odeon Leicester Square have left many wondering whether the luxury cinema movement has gone too far Rising cinema prices are not a new matter...

MPs call for fare freeze for those most affected by rail timetable fiasco

Select committee report highly critical of transport secretary as it blames collective failure Fares should be frozen for passengers most affected by the upheaval in rail timetabling in May, MPs have demanded. A scathing report...

Martin Sorrell’s S4 buys ad firm MightyHive in $150m deal

Former WPP chief’s new group says it can now offer full range of digital marketing services Sir Martin Sorrell has agreed to buy the San Francisco ad tech company MightyHive in a $150m...

Trade war truce: markets jump as Trump says China will halt new car tariffs

Wall Street rallies sharply, with Dow Jones Industrial Average adding more than 300 points Global stock markets rallied on Monday after the US and China agreed a 90-day truce in their trade war at...