Business running out of patience on Brexit, warn City organisations

BCC tells government to stop ‘squabbling’ as PBSC says it needs assurances on travel British businesses have issued Theresa May with a list of Brexit demands after warning firms are losing patience...

UK banks could face new multibillion-pound claims after PPI ruling

Court ruling over mis-selling may allow cases that have been rejected to be reconsidered Britain’s banks face the threat of a huge new PPI bill that could add billions of pounds to...

Wetherspoon backs campaign against Traveller and Gypsy discrimination

Pub chain’s move follows 2015 discrimination cases in which Travellers were denied entry The pub chain Wetherspoon is backing a campaign to raise awareness of discrimination that Gypsies and Travellers face in...

Matt Canavan’s optimistic coal forecast contradicts his own department

Minister says ‘we’d be mad not to’ mine Galilee basin, despite report showing steep price drop from 2020 A senior federal minister has claimed new coal export figures strengthen the investment case...

Goa brings in ‘no-selfie zones’ on coast after spate of deaths

India has highest number of fatalities in the world from people trying for perfect shot The Indian state of Goa has identified 24 “no-selfie zones” along its coastline after a spate of...

Go-ahead given for merger of Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp

Synergies expected as German and Indian firms combine their European operations The German steel company Thyssenkrupp has agreed a merger of its European operations with Indian-owned Tata Steel. The deal signed on Friday...

Facebook patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habits

System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise Facebook has filed to patent a system that can remotely activate the microphone on someone’s phone...

Mirror publisher tops up funds to deal with phone-hacking fallout

Reach sets aside £70.5m, saying it underestimated the fees for lawyers representing claimants The publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People has topped up its fund for dealing with...

Spending more on boys’ sports teams breaks law, schools told

Guidance for English schools hailed as move that could transform women’s sport The government has warned English schools that they are breaking the law if they spend more on boys’ sports teams...

CO2 shortage spreads to crumpets as Warburtons hit by crisis

Production suspended at two of its four bakeries because of lack of gas for use in packaging Crumpets are the latest victims of a shortage of carbon dioxide that has affected food...