10th May 2019

Uber shares sink on stock market debut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber has floated on the New York Stock Exchange Uber shares slid to close 7.6% down on their first day of trading, as the highly anticipated share market listing failed…


Leicester: A city fighting fast-fashion sweatshops

Image caption Leicester once had hundreds of factories producing knitwear and footwear for the masses It’s lunchtime in the heart of Leicester’s textile industry, Spinney Hills. Two women are smoking outside a derelict-looking factory building….


The hairdressing salon that got rid of mirrors

A hairdressing salon in Peckham, south London has just opened in which customers have their hair cut without a mirror in front of them. Daniel Kelly, the owner of DKUK, wants people to use the…



Sajid Javid: I get abuse because of my colour

Image copyright Reuters Sajid Javid has said he gets abuse “because of my colour” from the “far left” and “far right” of UK politics. The home secretary told the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast he was…


Brexit fears caused car parts firm to stockpile

Fears that Brexit might cause chaos at the borders has prompted some manufacturers to stockpile up to six weeks’ worth of raw materials. The boss of Pressmark, which makes car parts, says this has been…


Potato farmers want payout from PepsiCo

The US food and drinks giant PepsiCo has withdrawn its lawsuits against Indian farmers that the company claimed were growing a type of potato it owned the rights to. Pepsi, which owns the potato chips…




UK economy rebounds in first quarter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHammond: Economy is robust The UK economy picked up in the first three months of the year after manufacturers’ stockpiling ahead of Brexit helped to boost growth….