BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture

Image copyright Getty Images BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project, which will also help drivers find parking and electric charge points. It comes as carmakers face competition from mobility services […]

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SFO drops probes into Rolls-Royce and GSK

Image copyright Getty Images The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its investigations into aerospace firm Rolls-Royce and drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline. The SFO said there was “either insufficient evidence” or it was “not in the public interest” to continue. Rolls was being investigated over concerns about bribery and corruption, which led the firm to enter […]

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Flu vaccine ‘working better for children’

Image copyright Getty Images The flu vaccine is so far proving more effective in children than in adults in the UK, mid-season figures suggest. The nasal spray flu vaccine is 87% effective in children aged two to 17 against the main circulating flu strain, influenza A(H1N1)pmd09, Public Health England data indicates. Meanwhile, the flu vaccine […]

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