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German discount supermarket Lidl has won its trademark lawsuit against Tesco at London’s High Court over the use of a yellow circle on a square blue background. Lidl sued Tesco in 2020 shortly after Tesco adopted a yellow circle against a blue background to promote its “Tesco Clubcard Prices” discount scheme. Judge Joanna Smith said in a written ruling [...]
British retail conglomerate Frasers Group, which owns shops including House of Fraser and Evans Cycles, has acquired online and mail order shopping company Studio Retail Group, following the firm’s collapse earlier this month. Frasers Group – the firm initially set up as Sports Direct International by British retail billionaire Mike Ashley – has acquired Studio [...]
More than seven out of ten legal workers find that their job has a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing, according to new research. A new report by the Legal Sector Workers United (LSWU), and reported by Legal Cheek, found that work was cited by almost 60 per cent of legal works as [...]
Health secretary Sajid Javid is urging people to get their booster jabs in order to “avoid a return to restrictions” this Christmas. In an effort to speed the roll out vulnerable and elderly people will now be able to book their jabs a month early – five rather than six months after their second dose. [...]
Anna Purchas, a senior Partner at KPMG in London, wrote to City A.M. today as she responded to our article ‘Sadiq Khan will use the upcoming COP26 to vouch for cities like London to have greater powers and funding.’ Dear City A.M., I read with interest that our London mayor Sadiq Khan will use the upcoming [...]
A cast member of the popular TV show The Only Way Is Essex allegedly used a fake name to con hundreds of people in a £3m diamond scam, a London court was told today. Lewis Bloor 31, who joined the cast of the ITV2 reality show for three years from 2013, allegedly posed as “Thomas [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic forced international tourism to grind to a halt. Borders were closed, airlines shut down and, for a while, many were worried that the industry would never recover, such was the financial damage of global lockdown. But after a difficult pandemic year, tourism is once again on the rise with Europe and the [...]
Labour MP Dawn Butler has been asked to leave the House of Commons for the remainder of the day after refusing to withdraw claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “lied to the House and the country over and over again”. Butler (Brent Central) was told to withdraw from the chamber by temporary deputy speaker [...]
US producer prices rose at their fastest pace in over a decade, fuelling concerns that inflation in the American economy could prove to be much stickier than first thought. The producer price index jumped 7.3 per cent annually in June, the biggest annual increase since November 2010, according to figures published by the US Labour [...]
Ferrari has poached a chipmaker tech executive for its new CEO, in hopes to push the pedal on its electric transition amid global chip shortages. Tech veteran Benedetto Vigna joins the luxury car firm from TMicroelectronics, where he began his career 26 years ago. The somewhat low-profile hire has highlighted the revolving doors between the tech [...]
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