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  • UK inflation rate at near four-year high

    June 13, 2017 10:02 AM 28

    The rising cost of foreign package holidays and imported computer games helped to push the UK inflation rate up to 2.9% last month from 2.7% in April. The latest inflation rate is the highest since June 2013, and above the Bank of England's 2% target. The Office for National Statistics said the price of food and clothing also went up slightly but fuel costs

  • London Eye owner sees terror impact on visitor numbers

    June 13, 2017 7:24 AM 14

    Merlin Entertainments said demand for day-trips to its attractions in the capital had been weakened by a series of attacks. Merlin Entertainments said its London division saw a "softer domestic, day-trip market" after the Westminster attack in March with a "further deterioration" after those in Manchester and at London Bridge. The company also said a number

  • Plane passenger filmed in mid air romp was ‘cheating on pregnant girlfriend’

    June 13, 2017 6:32 AM 16

    A BOOZED up Ibiza lad who was filmed joining the Mile High Club has been revealed to have a pregnant girlfriend waiting for him at home, it has been claimed. Ryanair passengers were stunned to see the couple appear to have full on sex in a plane seat. The amorous pair even look into the camera then carry on their romantic tryst – although at the moment

  • 'Striking' rise in complaints about credit, says ombudsman

    June 12, 2017 11:00 PM 9

    More than half of complaints to the ombudsman are about PPI but growth in credit-related complaints is also concerning. In its annual review of complaints, the FOS said there were 10,529 complaints about payday loan companies in 2016/17. This is more than a three-fold increase since the 3,216 complaints in 2015/16. There was also an increase in the total

  • The £2.2bn takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler by oil giant Wood Group continues to be probed

    June 12, 2017 7:53 PM 14

    The Competition and Markets Authority is continuing its probe into the takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler by rival Wood Group. The £2.2 billion deal has raised concerns about competition in the North Sea, as the group has a combined share of around 60 per cent of the market. The CMA has been looking at the deal and inviting comments, and said yesterday

  • Passengers terrified as 'huge hole appears in plane engine MID-AIR’

    June 12, 2017 5:26 AM 34

    A PLANE full of passengers was forced to turn back after a major engine failure caused a huge hole to be ripped open in the front part of the aircraft. The Airbus A330-200 had been in the air for around an hour after taking off from Sydney when fliers reported hearing a loud bang and a burning smell. After making the decision to turn back, airport chiefs

  • Business confidence crashes amid post‑election uncertainty

    June 11, 2017 11:01 PM 8

    Evidence mounts of sharp slowdown in economy Business confidence has plunged since the election and company bosses blame uncertainty over the make-up of the government, according to a poll by the Institute of Directors. The “dramatic drop in business confidence” after Friday’s result comes as the economy appears to be suffering a sharp slowdown. A report

  • Stansted-bound easyJet flight made emergency landing after passengers overheard men talking about a bomb

    June 11, 2017 12:06 PM 17

    Three men were arrested and a suspicious backpack was destroyed after the plane was diverted to Cologne in Germany A flight to Stansted airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany yesterday evening (June 10) after passengers reported overhearing a suspicious conversation about a bomb, police have said. The pilot of easyJet flight EZY3246 from Ljubljana

  • British Airways cabin crew suspend four-day strike

    June 10, 2017 11:40 AM 15

    Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. BA had said the crew's pay and rewards are in line with competitors but Unite said the action was about benefits not being reinstated for crew who took part in earlier industrial action. The union says talks will now be held at conciliation service

  • Top said cutting 1,500 London jobs

    June 10, 2017 8:17 AM 26

    The cutbacks come as the bank's Zurich neighbour UBS, the world's largest private bank, also considers moving hundreds of staff out of London as Britain prepares to embark on divorce talks with the European Union. UBS and Credit Suisse joined big U.S. investment banks in setting up their European headquarters in London, giving them access to the European