4th February 2019

Alphabet shares drop despite 22% sales rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alphabet continues to remain a dominant force in online advertising Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has reported a 22% rise in fourth quarter sales, fuelled by an increase…


Nissan £60m in doubt after investment U-turn

Image copyright Nissan Nissan will be forced to reapply for nearly £60m of taxpayer support after backtracking on a promise to build its X-Trail SUV in Sunderland. A letter from the government to Nissan, written…


Banned Turkmenistan Airlines leaves thousands stranded

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of passengers have been left stranded after air regulators grounded Turkmenistan Airlines for safety reasons. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority said flights from Birmingham and London’s Heathrow to Amritsar, and…


Backlash at ‘single-shaming’ banking ad

Image copyright Iona Bain Financial technology company Revolut has been accused of “single-shaming” after its current promotional campaign sparked a backlash on Twitter. The company, which launched in 2015, bills itself as an alternative to…


Brexit: Talks on backstop ‘alternative arrangements’

Image copyright Getty Images Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, MPs and government officials will discuss alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop as three days of talks begin. The Alternative Arrangements Working Group, with Leave and Remain…