9th November 2018

My Brexit box: The people stockpiling food

Image copyright Justyna Kowalczyk Image caption Justyna Kowalczyk says the “Brexit box” was her partner’s idea “It might sound a bit crazy,” admits Justyna Kowalczyk. She’s talking about her “Brexit box” tucked under the kitchen…


Drivers with hybrid cars ‘still using fuel’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most plug-in hybrids in the UK are bought for company fleets Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel…





Supermarkets win £300m cash machine case

Image copyright Getty Images Retailers will no longer have to pay millions of pounds in business rates for cash machines outside their shops, following a ruling by the Appeal Court. Since 2010 supermarkets and convenience…



UK economy grows at fastest rate since late 2016

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, with warm weather boosting consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics said. The figure for the third quarter is…


Alibaba Singles Day: Dollars or data?

Singles Day, on 11 November, was invented by Alibaba and is the biggest online shopping day in the world. But it may well be the Chinese e-commerce giant’s biggest data collection event in the year…