Residents of a quiet semi-rural Suffolk lane are suffering the slowest broadband speeds in the UK, according to recent speed test data collected by a price comparison service.
Sports Direct and Primark are among a list of companies that have been named and shamed for paying staff less than the minimum wage, with the government dishing out £1. 3m of fines and ordering £1. 7m to be paid to 16,000 underpaid workers.
Saga chief Lance Batchelor picked up a batch of shares in the company he leads even as the stock plummeted in the wake of its latest trading update.
Clipper Logistics enjoyed strong growth and grew market share in e-fulfilment and returns management services for retailers ranging from Asos to Marks & Spencer, enabling it to increase earnings per share almost 19% in the first half of the year.
London stocks were not able to hold onto their modest early gains and closed in the red on Thursday as late pressure came from the pound on renewed optimism over a Brexit deal.
Stocks on the Continent moved higher - tracking gains on Wall Street - even as political risks in Germany and Italy came into sharper focus.
The International Monetary Fund has urged China’s banks to raise more capital to protect against risks caused by a credit boom.
Wall Street is trading higher with the Nasdaq making gains amid a flurry of share buyback announcements in the wider market and another torrid run higher in Bitcoin.
Digital currency Bitcoin continued its upwards trajectory, hitting a new record high above $16,500, despite a major hack which saw millions of dollars worth of the digital currency stolen on Thursday.
The People's Operator, the charity fundraising mobile virtual telephone network, plans to raise up to £3. 2m to pay down debt and launch a new marketing strategy less focused on low-value UK customers.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% to 7,329. 93 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
US industrial giant General Electric is shedding 12,000 jobs from its power operations, including 1,100 in the UK, as new CEO John Flannery moves to restructure the firm following years of stagnation.
Designer, creator and provider of “innovative” tailoring, Bagir has entered into an agreement with Israel-based body measuring app Sizer to combine the expertise of both businesses to produce ‘made to measure’ suits and other tailored garments for customers who provide their measurements online via the Sizer app.
Shares in gambling software company Playtech fell after Ladbrokes Coral said it is in advanced talks with GVC Holdings about a possible takeover of the bookmaker, amid concerns about the implications of the deal on its contract with Ladbrokes, for whom it provides online platforms.
Clean technology company Verditek announced on Thursday that, further to its announcement on 29 November, its group company Westec Environmental Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Industrial Climate Solutions to develop and enter into a licence agreement for the commercialisation of its CO2 absorber technology.
Dillistone Group updated the market on early developments at its new subsidiary ‘GatedTalent’ on Thursday, which was launched on 9 October at the World Executive Search Congress as a private network designed to allow executives to share information with recruiters in a private manner, while also assisting recruiters in their GDPR compliance.
London’s FTSE 250 was flat at 19,824. 17 in afternoon trade on Thursday, but M&A provided a welcome distraction from the drudgery of Brexit news.
RM expects its results for the financial year to 30 November to be ahead of expectations, it confirmed on Thursday.
For traders this week is rather back-end loaded, with the US non-farm payrolls providing an early climax on the first Friday of every month, with UK industrial production and trade data providing some early action.
Countries from all over the world have rushed to criticise US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has further raised tensions in the already-strained wider Middle East.