Uber drivers win tribunal over employment rights

Uber has lost a tribunal case on the employment rights of drivers, a ruling which could affect thousands of other workers.

The weak pound could push up fares at British Airways. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

British Airways warns of higher fares due to weak pound

The owner of British Airways has warned that ticket prices may have to rise as it endured a bumpy ride in the third quarter, with profits taking a hit from the slump in sterling and air traffic control strikes.

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The report highlighted the overwhelmingly safe nature of food produced by European farmers. Picture: John Devlin

EU gives food clean bill of health over herbicides

Only months after the major political furore that accompanied the re-licensing of the herbicide glyphosate, a major study has shown that 98.4 per cent of food samples tested that had been grown in the EU were free of all pesticide residues or contained traces that were within legal limits.

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TSB has plenty going for it on home turf, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Martin Flanagan: TSB rising to the Brexit challenge

Challenger bank TSB has unveiled eye-catching progress in its latest results, both in terms of footprint and profits.

The Japanese car makers will make the next model of cars in the North East. Picture: Creative Commons

UK Government denies ‘sweetheart deal’ with Nissan

Nissan and the Government have denied that a special “sweetheart deal” protecting the manufacturer from any post-Brexit EU tariff wall was behind the company’s move to boost production at its Sunderland car plant.

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Equalities minister Justine Greening MP. Picture: Flickr/Creative Commons

Justine Greening concerned about UK’s Sharia courts’ powers

Women and Equalities Minister Justine Greening has said the Government is taking concerns around Sharia courts “extremely seriously” amid fresh calls to abolish them.

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Clocks go back at the end of this month

When do the clocks go back? Everything you need to know

As a famous TV series often reminds us, “Winter is Coming” however, there can be no starker reminder than the clocks going back.

Jane Beedle, Candice Brown and Andrew Smyth, finalists of this years The Great British Bake Off,
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Great British Bake Off attracts record audience

The Great British Bake Off was as successful as winner Candice Brown’s chocolate cake and sausage rolls as the final episode of the seventh series scored its highest viewing figures ever.

Debenhams' new boss will update the City on his plans in the spring. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Debenhams sees annual profits tumble by a tenth

Department store Debenhams has reported a fall in full-year profits, laying bare the challenges facing new boss Sergio Bucher.

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Alex Salmond
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Salmond warns UK against ‘project fear’ if second Indyref

Alex Salmond has warned the UK Government against further “blatant abuse” of financial statistics during a potential second Scottish independence referendum.

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Peter Wishart SNP MP.

SNP: English votes for English laws ‘absurd’

SNP MPs have hit out at what they called the “absurd”, “over convoluted and shamefully partisan” move towards English Votes for English Laws (Evel).

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TSB chief executive Paul Pester. Picture: Contributed

TSB’s Spanish owner pledges long-term commitment to UK

High street lender TSB says its Spanish owner has signalled unwavering commitment to the bank, despite post-referendum jitters across the financial sector.

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Eurowings cancels hundreds of flights amid cabin crew strike

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled hundreds of flights at its budget unit Eurowings, affecting 40,000 passengers, because of a strike by cabin crew.

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The powerhouse services sector grew by 0.8% in the third quarter. Picture: John Devlin

UK economic growth slows to 0.5% in third quarter

The UK economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.5 per cent in the three months to September, although this was down from 0.7 per cent in the second quarter, official figures revealed today.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond said getting taxpayers' cash back was one of his top priorities. Picture: Jane Barlow

Taxpayer stake in Lloyds falls below 9% in latest sale

The UK government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to below 9 per cent following a share sale, gaining more than £340 million for the Treasury.

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Barclays has seen its bill for PPI compensation swell. Picture: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Barclays’ bill for PPI mis-selling swells by £600m

Barclays has set aside an extra £600 million to meet compensation claims for mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to deliver his Autumn Statement on 23 November. Picture: John Devlin

Martin Flanagan: CBI seeks to cement confidence

The Autumn Statement wish-list to Chancellor Philip Hammond from the CBI employers lobby body is based on a simple premise.

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Stuart Lubbock  was found dead in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire.

Police ‘admit Michael Barrymore was wrongfully arrested’

Essex Police have accepted that Michael Barrymore was wrongfully arrested and questioned over the murder of a man found dead in his swimming pool, it has been reported.

Ladbrokes' deal with Gala Coral will create the UK's biggest bookmaker. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Ladbrokes’ tie-up with Coral clears final hurdle

Ladbrokes is confident its merger with Gala Coral will be completed “in the very near future” following final approval by the competition watchdog.

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Candice Brown has one the Great British Bake Off 2016. Pic: Contributed.

Great British Bake Off Final: Candice Brown crowned winner

Candice Brown has been crowned winner of the last series of The Great British Bake Off to air on the BBC.

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