The first in a series of strikes by rail workers in disputes over pay, staffing and other issues will be held on Friday, threatening disruption to passengers in the run-up to Christmas.
UK and abroad
A £385-a-head sushi restaurant in London is the best dining experience in the UK while Manchester is the fastest improving city for food lovers, according to a respected guide.
Britain has retained its crown as the world’s leading financial centre in 2017, but a leading City lobby group says the UK’s position should not be taken for granted in light of emerging Brexit risks.
Rupert Murdoch said Sky is the asset he is parting with most reluctantly after Walt Disney launched a 52.4 billion US dollar (£39 billion) takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
News that Disney will snap up a raft of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets including Sky sent the broadcaster’s shares to the bottom of the FTSE 100 and dragged the blue chip index into the red.
Walt Disney has mounted a takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
Broadcasting giant Sky is set for new ownership after Walt Disney launched a 52.4 billion US dollar (£39 billion) takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
Four Seasons, Britain’s second-biggest care homes operator, has struck a last-ditch deal with its major creditor that staves off the immediate threat of administration.
Broadcasting giant Sky is set to have a new owner after Walt Disney sealed a $52.4 billion (£39 billion) takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
The Bank of England has said Brexit-fuelled inflation is “close to its peak” as it kept interest rates on hold after the first hike for a decade last month.
A tidal power firm has reached an agreement with the business empire of Sanjeev Gupta aimed at creating a "new force" in the global renewable energy market.
Mitie has clinched a 10-year contract with the Home Office worth more than half a billion pounds in what the business has said is a “game-changer” for its care and custody division.
Grocer Ocado has revealed a hit to sales growth after a shortage of drivers caused by surging demand amid the boom in online shopping.
Outsourcing giant Capita saw shares tumble after warning that trading conditions remain “challenging” as it faces a number of headwinds in both private and public sector markets.
Platinum miner Lonmin has agreed to a takeover by South African rival Sibanye-Stillwater in a £285 million deal.
Online grocer Ocado has revealed a hit to sales growth after a shortage of drivers knocked trading.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of the Brexit hit pound.
Interest rates are set to be kept on hold after the first hike in a decade last month, but the outlook for inflation will be in sharp focus after surging to a near-six year high.
An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would be a “price worth paying” for stability after March 2019.
The pound recovered after initial disappointment over the UK jobs report and climbed higher against the greenback as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision.
The Bank of England plans to end the use of gendered language in policy documents outlining rules for senior bankers, as it battles criticism over a lack of diversity in its own upper ranks.
Interest rates are set to be kept on hold on Thursday after the first hike in a decade last month, but the outlook for inflation will be in sharp focus after surging to a near-six year high.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has snapped up a raft of take-off and landing slots at Gatwick Airport as it intensifies its push into the UK market.
Shareholders in Sports Direct have dealt chief executive Mike Ashley a bloody nose after overwhelmingly opposing plans to hand his brother an £11 million back payment.
Theresa May should summon Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan and tell him a recent decision over branch closures is unacceptable, the SNP has said.
Walt Disney is reportedly close to confirming a takeover of Sky owner 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a deal thought to be worth as much as $60 billion (£45 billion).
Online estate agent Purplebricks has raised its UK guidance after investment in its British operations helped drive six month revenues up a whopping 150%.
Shares in Serco have surged after the outsourcing giant snapped up a large slice of Carillion’s healthcare division and said profits would hit the top end of targets.
Dixons Carphone has seen half year profits collapse after a difficult mobile phone market hammered the retailer, with the group warning over potential store closures.
Travel giant Tui has said the Brexit-hit pound is forcing British holidaymakers to switch to cheaper destinations and revealed it is drawing up contingency plans for disruption from the UK’s divorce from the EU.
Troubled infrastructure giant Carillion has struck a deal to offload the bulk of its healthcare division to Serco for £47.7 million.
Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.