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British SMEs head online to cope with effects of COVID lockdown — and find...

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...
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UK firms on cliff edge as crisis grinds on, distress tracker results reveal

MORE than a half-a-million UK businesses are facing a high risk of insolvency, and 250,000 may not survive another month without a change to...
British Airways

One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face the axe over...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
PET plastic waste

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in a...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...
Hot Earth on Dollar Bills

Billions from Bezos to fund battle for climate change

THE world's richest man is putting money where many are putting only mouths: in the fight against climate change. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos...
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Grim UN report shows half-a-billion of world’s people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...
Black Friday in Brazil

Black Friday: brawls, stampedes and security staff on full alert…

By Hal Williams BLACK Friday… it’s here again. The term was first used in America, with annual sales starting the day after Thanksgiving sparking shopaholic...

Climate fight heats up as giants step into the ring

By Hal Williams THE GREENING of the planet has stepped up a pace, with the European Investment Bank phasing out funding for fossil fuel projects...
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, slums shanty town

‘Slum summit’ brings home reality of poverty to leaders of wealthy nations

By HAL WILLIAMS THEY’RE calling it “Davos with the Poor”, a global conference on poverty that will be held in January in Nairobi’s Kibera district...
Thomas Cook shop

Thomas Cook ceases trading, leaving tens of thousands of customers stranded abroad

AFTER almost 180 years in business holiday firm Thomas Cook has collapsed — leaving 150,000 Britons stranded abroad. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...