Curbs on plastic bottle and packaging waste sought by MPs

People should pay a deposit for using plastic bottles in an attempt to protect the seas from the "devastating effects" of plastic pollution, MPs...

Kylie Jenner: Women entrepreneurs share tips for success

The BBC spoke to female business owners about Kylie Jenner and their personal tips for success. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

How Toni Mascolo gave hairdressing a makeover

Toni Mascolo, who has died aged 75, and his brother Guy revolutionised hairdressing in London at the end of the last century.The son of...

Move aside Trump

Why South Korean TV shows - so-called K-dramas - are growing in popularity around the world. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

‘I found my call in life’

The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

The Austrian airline Niki has grounded its planes, stranding thousands of passengers, after filing for insolvency protection.The company has about 20 planes serving resorts...

Where should shops stock veggie burgers?

Should vegan burgers be displayed alongside regular burgers? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News Full article link here :...

Water firms failed customers during ‘Beast from the East’

The water industry regulator says firms did not properly support customers during the "the Beast from the East". *Featured images and content are taken from...

Boeing and Bombardier set out defence in trade row

Boeing and Bombardier traded verbal blows on Monday over claims by the US planemaker that the Canadian company receives massive subsidies.The two sides appeared...

Comcast in ‘advanced stages’ of 21st Century Fox bid

The US cable TV giant considers a takeover offer, setting up a potential bidding war with Disney. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Zombie thrills

A zombie walks into a shopping centre.That may sound like the start of a creepy joke, but for horror fans an encounter with the...

Ryanair moves towards recognise pilot unions

Ryanair has said it is prepared to recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid strike disruption over the Christmas period.Earlier this week, 79...

Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will enjoy the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth inequality,...

How tariffs saved the US pencil industry

As trade tariff controversies continue, US pencil-makers say levies on Chinese imports saved their businesses. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Locked out

The internet of things (IoT) promises many advantages - smart cities with integrated transport systems, for instance - but it comes with a significantly...

DanTDM: the million-dollar jelly bean-eating gamer

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Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Care home company Four Seasons Health Care has won a reprieve on a major debt repayment which threatened the future of the firm. The...

Virgin Trains staff to hold 24-hour strike

Virgin rail workers are to go on a 24-hour strike later in the first of a number of walkouts across the UK. Rail, Maritime...

‘Don’t try to be a man,’ says rail boss Dyan Crowther

"When I started working, there weren’t even ladies' toilets," says HS1 boss Dyan Crowther. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Sports Direct investors veto £11m payout to Ashley's brother

Sports Direct shareholders have rejected a proposed £11m payment to the brother of its founder, Mike Ashley.The tycoon, who abstained from voting, wanted to...

Sri Lanka appeals to Russia to lift temporary tea ban

Sri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea.Two ministers are leading a delegation...

Five surprising things enjoying a World Cup bonanza

Five things that are flying off the shelves thanks to England's World Cup success. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Interest rates to rise twice this year, says EY Item Club

The EY Item Club predicts two rises this year and two next year, despite sluggish economic growth. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

UK passports: Firm appeals move to make them in France

The existing UK supplier begins its appeal against the move to use a Franco-Dutch firm after Brexit. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Eric Schmidt steps down as boss of Google owner

The executive chairman of Google owner Alphabet is to step down in January, the company has announced. Eric Schmidt, who has been with the...
Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Japanese giant Softbank is planning to list its mobile phone business in Tokyo and overseas, according to the Nikkei newspaper. The listing on the...

Could smartphones replace bank branches?

Banks sent 512 mobile alerts last year as our money management moves from spreadsheets to smartphones. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Mobile phone and broadband services need 'radical improvement'

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the...

Token DJ

Rows between artists, managers and their record labels often become the stuff of music legend, but does blockchain technology mean that musicians could soon...

How Coca-Cola became a million dollar idea

Coca-Cola is the most famous soft drink ever made. But its inventor thought he should sell it as a medicine. Coke's marketing has been...

Inside New York’s taxi ‘crisis’

Yellow taxis are symbolic of New York. But ride-hailing apps mean cabbies find it harder to make a living. *Featured images and content are taken...

Fake baby milk formula scare hits Malaysia

Malaysian authorities are investigating the safety of infant formula powders after seizing hundreds of packets of counterfeit products. Manufacturer Mead Johnson said the goods...

Sheffield Uber suspension lifted by city council

The suspension of Uber's licence in Sheffield has been lifted by the city council.It took the action last month after the company failed to...

How the light bulb became a million dollar idea.

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the light bulb became a million dollar idea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

James Packer: Billionaire quits Crown Resorts over mental health

Australian billionaire James Packer had only rejoined the board of his gaming empire in August. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

Tunisia has banned Emirates airline from landing in the capital Tunis after a number of Tunisian women were prevented from boarding its flights.The move...

Which? warns over buying World Cup tickets online

Fans using secondary ticket sites could end up overpaying for invalid tickets says consumer association Which?. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

The Scottish government has announced income tax changes that will see higher earners pay more than elsewhere in the UK - and lower earners...

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.The...

UK car production driven down by fall in domestic demand

The number of cars built in the UK last month fell by 4.6% compared with a year earlier, driven down by a sharp decline...

2017 'safest year' for air travel as fatalities fall

2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, according to industry research.There were no passenger jets crashes anywhere in the world, separate...

HullCoin: The social experiment that's rewarding good deeds

A city in the north of England is setting up a new currency which rewards people who do good acts that benefit society.A smartphone...

Tens of thousands still missing out on pension perks

A report suggests that 90% of people eligible are failing to claim National Insurance Credits. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Tesco boss blames business rates for retail woes

Dave Lewis says higher business rates have played a part in sending some retailers to the wall. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book...

How UK shoppers fell in love with own-label groceries

Tesco says it will increase the shelf-space it gives to own-brand products *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News Full...

Rise in lenders valuing homes below sale price

"Down valuations" can lead to sales falling through and property chains collapsing. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News...

RBS bank agrees $4.9bn civil penalty to end US probe

The Royal Bank of Scotland settles with US Justice Department for actions in lead-up to financial crisis. *Featured images and content are taken from the...