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Coca-Cola's $5.1 billion deal to buy UK coffee chain is approved by Whitbread shareholders

Coca-Cola's $5.1 billion deal to buy UK coffee chain is approved by Whitbread shareholders

“There are aspects of the coffee market where there is growth including high-end brands, ready to drink brands, and the vending market,” Richard Clarke, equity analyst at Bernstein, tod CNBC. Big, traditional food and beverage companies are under pressure to adapt to changing consumer preferences, for example, health and wellness, natural ingredients and high-end niche […]

Counter-extremism chief attacks Tommy Robinson soldier photo

Counter-extremism chief attacks Tommy Robinson soldier photo

The government’s counter-extremism tsar, Sara Khan, has criticised the far-right activist Tommy Robinson for posing for a photograph alongside military figures, saying his “attention-seeking is cover for divisive anti-Muslim hatred”. The army is investigating after the former English Defence League leader posted an image of himself surrounded by a group of grinning young men in […]

Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation. Adoboli said he expected to be freed on Tuesday after a judge ruled he should be bailed. He has been detained at Harmondsworth immigration centre for […]

UK film and TV sees record investment

UK film and TV sees record investment

Image copyright Netflix Image caption The Crown is one of the high-end television dramas singled out as benefitting from the tax relief The British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film and TV industry generated a record £7.9bn in 2016, helped by government tax reliefs. A BFI-commissioned report found that £632m in tax relief prompted […]

UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls

UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls

Working with the WISE Campaign’s People Like Me initiative, the Agency has helped produce a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose, such as physics and engineering. The initiative aims to help girls understand the breadth of careers open to […]

Almost Half of UK Adults Support New Home Building

Almost Half of UK Adults Support New Home Building

Almost Half of UK Adults Support New Home Building  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

UK weather forecast: 'HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE' – Met Office warns FREEZING COLD tonight

UK weather forecast: 'HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE' – Met Office warns FREEZING COLD tonight

The UK weather forecast looks chilly for the next day or so before temperatures rise again later in the month. The Met Office said, particularly in the north of the country, things had become particularly chilly. Meteorologist Steven Keates said: “There has been a massive drop in the temperature. “This is typical of autumn where […]

UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon in China hack denials

UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon in China hack denials

Britain’s national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon that refuted a Bloomberg story that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence. Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed […]

Unilever scraps plan to move headquarters from UK

Unilever scraps plan to move headquarters from UK

Unilever has abandoned its plan to scrap its dual-listed structure and move its headquarters to the Netherlands after a groundswell of opposition from UK shareholders. The company said that after an extensive consultation period, the proposal had not received support from a significant group of shareholders and therefore it was “appropriate to withdraw”. Chairman Marijn […]

UK Accuses Russia of Waging Cyberattacks Against the West

UK Accuses Russia of Waging Cyberattacks Against the West

The U.S. Justice Department said it would announce charges Thursday against seven Russian military intelligence officers, while the British and Dutch governments accused the intelligence unit of directing a series of high-profile online hacks. In the first of the apparently coordinated announcements, the U.K. said the hacks by the Russian military agency, the GRU, included […]