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The future of electric cars may depend on the deep sea mining of cobalt, and other critically important metals on the ocean floor. That's the view of engineer Laurens de Jonge, leading a major European investigation into new sources of key elements. 
The Italian restaurant chain ASK has been fined £40,000 for misleading customers about a lobster dish. The casual dining restaurant chain serves Italian food in 120 locations in the UK but its 'misleading practices' came to light during a routine Trading Standards visit to...
News has emerged that Jaguar Land Rover sales have dropped further in October, despite its performance in China continuing to recover, according to new financial figures. Jaguar Land Rover reported that a total of 41,866 vehicles were sold during the month of October, down...
The planned £70m acquisition of British Steel by the Chinese steel manufacturing giant Jingye Group, which is set to safeguard thousands of jobs, has been welcomed by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The Official Receiver and Special Managers from EY confirmed yesterday (11 November 2019)...
News has emerged that a Google Street View Stalker had mangled to find where a celebrity lived by studying the reflections of her pupils in photos that she had posted online. The stalker in question has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of stalking a pop star by studying...
Retail sales in the UK declined by 0.5% on a like-for-like basis in August 2018, a marked decline from the 0.1% increase seen in July, according to the latest British Retail Consortium – BRC – KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Non-food retail sales decreased by 1.2% on a like-for-like basis over...
The pound fell briefly to its lowest rate against the dollar in two years on Tuesday, as the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates appeared to spook the currency by refusing to rule out a no-deal departure from the EU in October. Sterling sank earlier in the day to $1.2396,...
Turnover at bedroom retailer Sharps, which has 78 showrooms across the country has passed the £100m mark, according to new accounts. Sharps Bedrooms, which is headquartered in Bilston, has posted a turnover of £102.8m for the year to 30 September 2018, up from £95.2m in the prior 12 months. The latest...
Thousands of abuse victims to share compensation of up to £126 million after 'same roof' rule is abolished Some 7,500 victims of child abuse or domestic violence will now be able to claim compensation worth as much as £126 million from today after ministers abolished the “same-roof” rule. It is a...
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a High Court decision to extend compensation rights to people injured in car accidents on private land. The court found that the Motor Insurers Bureau (MiB) was liable to pay out to Michael Lewis, who suffered severe spinal cord injuries when he was struck...