2nd November 2018

What is Mike Ashley’s plan for the High Street?

Image copyright Getty Images What is Mike Ashley’s game plan? The founder of Sports Direct seems intent on taking over the UK’s High Streets. This week the businessman, who has a retail empire that spans…


Lloyds replacing some debit cards after cyber-attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it is reissuing debit cards to customers affected by cyber-attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. The bank has reissued debit cards to all customers that have…


How real is Trump’s jobs ‘miracle’?

By Andrew Walker & Daniele Palumbo BBC World Service economics correspondent & BBC data journalist Image copyright Reuters A successful American political strategist once said “it’s the economy stupid” or something very similar. It was…



16 MPs receive free tickets from betting firms

Image copyright Getty Images At least 16 MPs have received free sports tickets from betting companies since the 2017 general election. A BBC analysis of parliament’s register of MPs’ interests has revealed that 13% of…




Who should be on the new £50 note?

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US wage growth hits nine-year high

Image copyright Getty Images Wages in the US grew at their fastest pace for nine years last month, the latest official figures show. The US Labor Department said wages grew at an annual rate of…


Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan

Image copyright PA Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at…