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New breed of local food halls in UK towns offer grub and a hub

Food halls were springing up in town and city centres before the pandemic but now smaller community versions, with an extra dimension such as a cinema screen or co-working space, could be arriving on a high street near you. There is potential for up to 120 of these community food halls across the UK, a […]

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Uber accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation

Uber has been accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation for missed holiday and minimum wage payments after a landmark court ruling. The taxi-hailing app may have to pay out more than £100m to more than 10,000 drivers involved in cases linked to a UK supreme court ruling on Friday that they must […]

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UK competition watchdog warns big tech firms of investigations

The UK’s competition watchdog plans to launch a series of antitrust investigations into big tech companies including Google and Amazon this year, in the latest sign of increased scrutiny of the practices of the Silicon Valley companies. The Competition and Markets Authority will later this year become home to a new digital markets unit (DMU), […]

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Electric busmaker Arrival schedules first UK road trial

Electric buses built by Arrival, the UK-based manufacturer, will be tested on British roads for the first time later this year in a trial with the transport company First Group. The tests will begin in the autumn of this year, starting with four of the first production vehicles produced at Arrival’s research and development facility […]

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Mark Carney joins the board of digital payment firm Stripe

Mark Carney, former head of the UK and Canadian central banks, has joined the board of US digital payments company Stripe Inc, days after the firm was reported to be planning a primary funding round valuing it at more than $100bn (£71bn). “Regulated in multiple jurisdictions and partnering with several dozen financial institutions around the […]

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UK bans some Boeing 777s from airspace after engine fire over Denver

The UK has barred from its airspace Boeing 777s with the same type of engine that caught fire in the US at the weekend, as the plane’s manufacturer urged airlines to ground all 120 of these aircraft worldwide. Boeing said carriers using 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines should suspend operations until full […]

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Engine parts drop from Boeing 747 cargo plane in Netherlands

Dutch authorities are investigating after a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane dropped engine parts shortly after takeoff from Maastricht airport. The Longtail Aviation Flight 5504 cargo plane scattered mostly small metal parts over the southern Dutch town of Meerssen on Saturday, causing damage and injuring a woman. The Bermuda-registered plane, which was headed from Maastricht to […]