Category Archives: Business

Government Backs Clamp Down on Rogue Parking Firms

Drivers will receive new legal protections from unscrupulous private parking operators as Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, today confirmed that government will support new legislation aimed at raising standards in the industry. Evidence shows that, in total, nearly 10,000 people approached … Continue reading

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Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old. A number of DIY stores and supermarkets have signed up to the ban, which will apply to drain cleaners and … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport Fined After Young Child Injured

Birmingham Airport Limited has been fined after a six-year-old boy became trapped in a baggage conveyor. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the boy was trapped by machinery when he found his way into the mesh cage of the ‘out of … Continue reading

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Goodbye Round Pound – 7 Days Left to Spend Them

As the round pound enters its final week, shoppers are today being reminded they have just seven days to use these coins before they swap the high street for the history books. From midnight on Sunday, the round pound will … Continue reading

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Goodbye Yellow Pages

The local business directory that helped JR Hartley find his book on fly-fishing is set to go out of print. The Yellow Pages will no longer be published on paper from next year onwards, more than five decades after it … Continue reading

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New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The proposals would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour to carry out works … Continue reading

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One Pint of Beer Please, That Will Be £13.40!

A pub in London has denied “gouging” customers by charging £13.40 for one pint of beer. The Rake, in Borough Market, has hit back at criticism after a picture of its menu was posted on Twitter showing a pint of … Continue reading

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