Friday, January 19, 2018

Business

Business

'Fatberg' found under London

The peculiar exhibit is but a fragment of one of the largest such objects ever found, measuring 820 feet long and weighing 130 tons, as much as 11 double-decker buses. It was removed...

Not to be sniffed at: more Norwegians turn from cigarettes to snuff

Snus is illegal across the EU but is used in Sweden, which has an exemption, and Norway, which is not in the EU Swedish wet snuff known as snus is popular in Nordic countries. Photograph:...

Labor MP David Feeney tells high court he cannot find citizenship papers

Feeney says he has no evidence he renounced British and Irish citizenship, potentially pushing his case back to March Labor member for Batman David Feeney in the House of Representatives. Feeney and fellow Labor...

Ryanair referred to HMRC and labour market tsar over pay

Airline says it complies with UK employment law, despite MPs’ call for cabin crew pay inquiry A cabin crew member serves passengers onboard a Ryanair passenger aircraft. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Ryanair has been referred to employment...

… meanwhile this doctor delivered a baby on an international flight

Hemal was tired. The second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling. He started in New Delhi, stopped in Paris and was now headed...

Waterstones' annual profits jump 80% as buyers loom

Bookseller reports pre-tax profits of £18m, with sale expected to value business at £200m England rugby player James Haskell at a signing for his book Perfect Fit at Waterstones in London on Thursday. Photograph: Nils...

Extreme heat moves into NSW after southern states endure brutal days

Temperatures did not go below 30C overnight in parts of Victoria, with health authorities and sporting bodies on alert Gaël Monfils struggled in the heat during his match with Novak Djokovic at the Australian...

Battersea Power Station to be sold for £1.6bn

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund PNB to buy iconic building in one of UK’s largest ever property deals Battersea Power Station at night, London. Photograph: Joe Maher/PR Battersea Power Station is to be sold for £1.6bn in...

Aunts of 13 captive siblings reveal decades of secrecy

But her sister and brother-in-law, Louise and David Turpin, kept such a secret life that they wouldn't let her in."When that happens for 20 years, and it was before the kids even were...

Carillion taskforce to discuss how to prevent domino effect on UK economy

Business secretary convenes meeting after unions call for limiting job losses at collapsed firm and supply chain companies Business secretary Greg Clark is under pressure to contain impact of Carillion collapse. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images A...

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Report: Apple is back to being the world’s top wearable maker

Apple is once again the biggest selling producer of wearables after its third-generation Apple Watch, released in September,...