April 2019



Is plant burger firm Beyond Meat really worth $1.5bn?

Image copyright Beyond Meat Beyond Meat has lifted its share price range ahead of its US flotation on Wednesday, valuing the plant-based meat-maker at nearly $1.5bn (£1.1bn). The US firm, which counts actor and environmentalist…


Hunt warning over customs union plan

Image copyright AFP Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Theresa May against agreeing a Brexit deal with Labour that involves a customs union with the EU. Mr Hunt suggested that such an agreement would result…


Four Seasons Health Care goes into administration

Image copyright Getty Images One of Britain’s largest care home groups, Four Seasons Health Care, has gone into administration. Two of the holding companies behind the firm appointed administrators on Tuesday after struggling to repay…




Why the bicycle’s future looks bright

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption French-born Pierre Lallement patented his “velocipede” in the US in 1866 One autumn day in 1865, two men sat in a tavern in Ansonia, Connecticut, calming their nerves with…



Operators say government should lose oversight of rail

Image copyright Getty Images An independent body should oversee the rail network, according to Britain’s railway companies. In submissions made to a government-appointed review into rail, the firms also said long-distance routes should be serviced…