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December 14, 2017
Triton swoops to bid for Thomas Cook’s Nordic arm

Triton swoops to bid for Thomas Cook’s Nordic arm

One of Europe's largest buyout firms has approached Thomas Cook Group about a takeover of its Nordic airline and tour operator that could help the British company improve its fragile financial outlook.

Sir Philip Green 'grabbed women's breasts and bottoms', Lords told

Sir Philip Green 'grabbed women's breasts and bottoms', Lords told

Hundreds of grievance cases were raised against Sir Philip Green for slapping women's bottoms and grabbing their breasts, a Labour peer has claimed.

The Body Shop owner snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal

The Body Shop owner snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal

The owner of The Body Shop, Natura, is snapping up direct-selling cosmetics firm Avon in a deal that values the UK company at £1.6bn.

B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle

B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle

Discount goods retailer B&M says it is planning to open 50 new stores this year as its emphasis on value attracts wary shoppers.

Sir Philip Green's woes as plans for 23 store closures revealed

Sir Philip Green's woes as plans for 23 store closures revealed

Sir Philip Green is on course for a fresh clash with regulators after his Arcadia retail empire launched a rescue plan which would see 23 stores shut and its pension scheme contributions slashed.

Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more

Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more

Using a mobile phone while in the supermarket increases what customers spend by 41% on average, according to new research.

British Steel collapses with 25,000 jobs at risk

British Steel collapses with 25,000 jobs at risk

British Steel has been placed into compulsory liquidation, putting up to 25,000 jobs at risk.

Ex-BT chief Patterson gives up £500,000 bonus

Ex-BT chief Patterson gives up £500,000 bonus

The former chief executive of BT Group has waived half of his £1m annual bonus for his final year at the helm amid a fresh escalation of shareholder hostility towards multimillion pound pay deals at blue-chip companies.

Royal Mail delivers dividend disappointment to posties

Royal Mail delivers dividend disappointment to posties

Royal Mail has delivered disappointing news today to the 400,000 or so private investors and employees who own its shares by announcing a cut in the dividend.

Gas network fined £44m after leaving homes cut off

Gas network fined £44m after leaving homes cut off

Gas distribution firm Cadent has been fined a record £44m after leaving customers disconnected, failing to pay compensation, and losing records for 775 high rise flats in its network.