Is this the secret to High Street success?

The ongoing struggle of our High Streets is a familiar tale. Slowing consumer spending, online competition and increasing costs means the number of empty shops has grown. Some well-known brands such as Maplin and Toys R Us have disappeared altogether – leaving yet more holes. Yet one town – Altrincham in Greater Manchester – has […]

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Barclays resolves online banking glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Barclays says it has resolved a glitch that left frustrated customers locked out of their online accounts for hours on Thursday. The problem began during the morning and hit the Barclays website and telephone banking. Fed-up customers took to social media to vent their frustration as the outage continued through the […]

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Sky bid tussle to be settled by auction

Image copyright HBOImage caption Game of Thrones draws big audiences for Sky in the UK The takeover of broadcaster Sky will be settled by an auction, the UK’s Takeover Panel has announced. The broadcaster has been subject to rival bids from Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and US conglomerate Comcast. The Takeover Panel said that the auction […]

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Train delays: ‘Lack of accountability’ led to rail timetable chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTransport secretary Chris Grayling: Passengers were let down “No-one took charge” during the timetable chaos that caused severe disruption on Britain’s railways in May, a regulator has said. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) blamed a lack of “responsibility and accountability” and said passengers were “badly […]

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Tesla shares hit by criminal probe report

Image copyright Reuters Tesla shares have fallen after a report that the electric car-maker and its boss Elon Musk face a criminal probe. Bloomberg reported that the US Justice Department has opened a fraud inquiry triggered by Mr Musk’s tweets about de-listing the company Mr Musk said he had “funding secured” to de-list the company, […]

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