HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed

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Image copyright PA Image caption An artist’s impression of how the new link will look The companies bidding for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise, which will design and run the HS2 high speed services between London and Birmingham, have been revealed. The Department for Transport (DfT) said First Trenitalia West Coast, MTR West Coast [...]

Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz team up to find 5,000 staff

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gorillaz female guitarist, Noodle, is already Jaguar’s Formula E Racing’s ambassador Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has teamed up with virtual band Gorillaz to find 5,000 staff to enhance its expertise in autonomous and electric technology. The firm says it will use a two-stage recruitment challenge, to be found on [...]

Boeing launches new version of 737 jet

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Image copyright Boeing Boeing has maintained the pressure on Airbus, its main rival, with the launch of the biggest version yet of the 737 short-haul jet. The world’s largest commercial aircraft maker announced plans for the 737 Max 10 at the Paris Air Show on Monday. The new variant of the plane can carry up [...]

Tesco recovery gathers pace in the UK

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Image copyright Getty Images Tesco is cementing its recovery in the UK after its first-quarter sales growth beat expectations. Like-for-like sales – which strip out the impact of new stores – rose by 2.3% in the three months to 27 May, boosted by demand for fresh food. Analysts had expected a rise of 2.2% after [...]