3rd October 2019

Warburtons ‘on the verge of compostable packaging’

The chairman of Warburtons, Jonathan Warburton, has told BBC Radio 5 Live that the company is “on the verge” of having a compostable packaging alternative for its white ‘Toastie’ sliced bread. The bakery currently uses…





UK economy facing ‘heightened risk of recession’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s economy may have tipped into recession following a downturn in the dominant service sector, according to closely-watched figures. The IHS Markit/CPS purchasing managers’ index for services fell to a…


Asia stocks drop as slowdown fears rattle investors

Image copyright Getty Images Asia markets joined a global sell-off as fresh worries about trade and the world economy rattled investors. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed down 2% and Australia’s ASX 200 lost 2.1%. It…



Ruling expected in women’s pension age case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘It makes me angry. It makes me very emotional.’ Campaigners will learn later whether the government’s handling of the rise in women’s state pension age discriminated against…