Posts Categorized: Warren Fyfe

Consumers told to stop buying ‘fire-risk’ fridges

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Image copyright Getty Images Consumers are being advised to stop buying fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs, which could create a fire risk. According to research by Which? there are at least 236 such models on sale, representing nearly half the market. It is also asking manufacturers to stop making such appliances. However the [...]

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

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Image copyright Getty Images Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to [...]

Ryanair pilots reject bonus to work through cancellation crisis

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Image copyright Getty Images A group of Ryanair pilots has rejected a cash bonus to work extra days after the airline cancelled 2,100 flights because it “messed up” crew holidays. In a letter seen by the BBC, pilot representatives from 17 of the company’s 80 or so European bases have told bosses that most are [...]

Internet ‘having midlife crisis’, says Baroness Lane-Fox

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Image copyright Oli Scarff The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a “shared set of principles” to make the web happier and safer. She said the internet had done much good over the last [...]

The cities where tens of thousands have problem debts

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Image caption Hull has one of the highest levels of problem debt In at least 10 areas of the UK more than a fifth of the residents are missing bill payments repeatedly, according to research. New figures from the Money Advice Service suggest inner-city areas are the worst affected. In Newham, in the east end [...]

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US

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Image copyright Getty Images Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts. The firm was once a dominant player in the US toy market, but has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon. The move casts a shadow over the future of the [...]

Just For Pets to go into administration

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Image copyright Google Image caption Just for Pets has 25 stores across England A pet shop chain with 25 stores across England will go into administration, bosses have announced. Just for Pets, which runs the bulk of its shops in the Midlands, has been making a loss, its owners Wynnstay said in a statement. Changes [...]

Ryanair cancels flights after ‘messing up’ pilot holidays

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Image copyright AFP Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holidays. The budget airline said on Saturday that it would cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks. Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said affected customers with bookings up to 20 September had been [...]

PwC reveals black and Asian workers are paid 13% less

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Currently reporting on BAME pay isn’t required under government regulations Black, Asian and minority-ethnic staff (BAME) who work at PwC in the UK earn almost 13% less than other employees, according to figures provided by the professional services firm. The firm said its BAME workers were statistically paid less because [...]

Pound hits highest since Brexit vote on rate rise speech

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Image copyright PA The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote after a senior Bank of England official fuelled speculation it could raise rates in the coming months. Gertjan Vlieghe, who has previously argued against a rate rise, said the “moment is approaching” when interest rates might need to [...]