Water company United Utilities has submitted a request to take more water from three lakes in Cumbria - Lake Ullswater, Lake Windermere and Ennerdale Water - to fight the UK’s driest summer for decades.
Irish airline Ryanair was forced to cancel 24 flights on Friday as a quarter of its pilots went on strike over pay and work conditions.
Totally confirmed on Friday that its wholly-owned subsidiary About Health Limited has secured a new contract and a number of extensions worth approximately £1. 7m.
Shares in machine tools engineering firm 600 Group received a boost on Friday after it reintroduced its final dividend, a proposed 0. 5p per share, following significant revenue growth in its full-year results.
UKTV, which is 50% owned by the BBC, will withdraw its channels from broadcaster Virgin Media on Saturday after failing to agree on retransmission fees, which saw ITV shares perk up on hopes that it could increase its own fees.
In a move to battle the spread of fake news and spam, Facebook-owned app Whatsapp said it would impose limits on how many groups a message can be sent to after rumours sent via the app led to numerous lynchings in India.
Oil exploration, development and production firm Mosman Oil & Gas on Friday provided an update on its Stanley onshore drilling project in Texas, which started on Thursday.
Superbudget hotel developer and operator easyHotel has acquired a freehold site in central Dublin to develop a purpose-built, freehold hotel, it announced on Friday.
Consumer care products company Venture Life announced the conditional placing of up to 46,875,000 new ordinary shares at a price of 40p each on Friday, to raise approximately £18. 75m before expenses.
The Apple Watch, FitBit and other accessories assembled in China could be affected by the latest round of US tariffs on $200bn of Chinese products, according to government filings.
Video games industry services provider Keywords Studios has acquired Snowed In Studios for a total consideration of up to CAD 4m, it announced on Friday, from its current owners Jean-Sylvain Sormany, Tim Vito and Evan Hahn.
AIM-listed CVS Group has appointed Richard Fairman as group finance director with effect from 1 August.
Bango on Friday reported that its end-user spend has continued its trend of at least doubling every 12 months, jumping to £220m for the first half of 2018 from £92m in the same period last year.
Financial advisory company Lighthouse Group updated the market on its trading for the six months ended 30 June on Friday, reporting that it continued to trade positively in the first half of 2018, in line with management's expectations and ahead of the comparator period for the six months ended 30 June 2017.
Microsoft beat Wall Street forecasts for the fourth quarter as more businesses bought its cloud computing services and the latest version of its Office software.
Feedback’s chief executive David Crabb has abruptly left the medical imaging company just four months after joining.
Acacia Mining posted a drop in first-half core earnings on Friday as it said it was not yet clear when it might resolve the dispute with the Tanzanian government over its gold exports.
Employee benefits and insurance specialist Personal Group on Friday reported that its three business segments were all performing ahead of last year and in line with expectations.
Energiser Investments chief executive Dominic White is stepping down to concentrate on running KCR Residential, one of the company’s property investments.
Comcast is thought likely to be the new owner of Sky after the biggest US cable TV company pulled out of a battle to buy Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment empire.