Economy


How trainers became a million dollar idea

Trainers: we wear them for running; we wear them for sport. A lot of us are hardly ever out of them. But who invented trainers? And how did slapping together some cloth uppers and rubber…



HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays

Image copyright Siemens/PA Media Image caption HS2’s total cost has risen to up to £88bn Earlier this week a leaked draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North…


Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

Image copyright Getty Images Countries including Australia have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over Brexit disruption. Fifteen countries, including the US, India and New Zealand, have been setting out Brexit…





Toy sales slump as shops chase Christmas cheer

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Manufacturers and retailers hope interactive toys prove popular Caution among UK shoppers has led to a tough year so far for toy retailers, as parents search for deals and…