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Astrazeneca promises cash to back up £12m redundancy payments for former staff
Astrazeneca promises cash to back up £12m redundancy payments for former staff
British-Swedish drugmaker Astrazeneca has promised to plug a £12m hole, if needed, to honour redundancy payments for a plant which [...]
July 17, 2019
NHS still running Windows XP on over 2,000 computers despite spate of cyber attacks
NHS still running Windows XP on over 2,000 computers despite spate of cyber attacks
The NHS has admitted it is still running Windows XP on over 2000 computers, even though the operating system stopped [...]
July 17, 2019
FCA boss Andrew Bailey heckled by victims of financial scandals
FCA boss Andrew Bailey heckled by victims of financial scandals
The head of Britain’s financial watchdog was heckled by aggrieved small-scale investors at a public meeting this afternoon, following a [...]
July 17, 2019
Regulator investigates ‘shape-shifting’ firms who shirk duties on employee pensions
Regulator investigates ‘shape-shifting’ firms who shirk duties on employee pensions
The Pensions Regulator said today it will hunt down companies that change their names to dodge workplace pension obligations. Several [...]
July 17, 2019
Google suspends Viagogo from advertising amid claims ticket site has not changed its ways
Google suspends Viagogo from advertising amid claims ticket site has not changed its ways
Google has today dealt a blow to controversial second-hand ticketing company Viagogo by suspending its website as an advertiser. It [...]
July 17, 2019
Tory MP slams ‘con-artist’ Persimmon over Help to Buy faults
Tory MP slams ‘con-artist’ Persimmon over Help to Buy faults
A Conservative MP has branded property developer Persimmon a group of “crooks, cowboys and con-artists” after faults emerged in Help [...]
July 17, 2019
ASA pulls the plug on Dyson’s ‘cordless’ fan advert
ASA pulls the plug on Dyson’s ‘cordless’ fan advert
A Dyson advert for a cordless fan was a lot of hot air, the UK’s advertising regulator has ruled. The [...]
July 17, 2019
Northern Ireland set for £85m windfall as The Open arrives at Portrush
Northern Ireland set for £85m windfall as The Open arrives at Portrush
For just the second time in golfing history, the Open Championship is being held outside of England and Scotland this [...]
July 17, 2019
Elon Musk reveals plans to connect human brains to computers
Elon Musk reveals plans to connect human brains to computers
Billionaire Elon Musk yesterday revealed plans to develop technology to allow human brains to connect with computers.  Secretive “brain-machine interface” [...]
July 17, 2019
Google terminates Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China
Google terminates Project Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China
Google has “terminated” China’s controversial censored search engine, codenamed Project Dragonfly, a top executive has said. The project, which a [...]
July 17, 2019