Business

Wind power giant Ørsted to charge up first major battery project

One of the UK’s largest wind farm developers is preparing to charge up its first major battery storage project to help stabilise Britain’s power grid as more turbines begin to spin.

Business

Market report: Investors bet against big bookmakers

Investors were betting against bricks-and-mortar bookies on Tuesday on fears that the Government will defy the gambling watchdog’s recommendation of a lenient maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.

World

West has 'no coherent plan' to avoid war between Israel and Hizbollah

Britain and the West should put pressure on Iran to rein in Hizbollah’s presence in southern Lebanon in order to avoid a “new major war” between the militant group and the Israeli military, the former head of the British army

World

BBC Proms: Sierra Boggess withdraws from West Side Story concert over 'whitewashing' claims

The BBC Proms has lost one of its star performers after a row over the “whitewashing” of the female lead in West Side Story.

World

Hunt master slams CPS after he was prosecuted for confrontation with notorious saboteur 

A hunt master is considering taking legal action against prosecutors after he was wrongly convicted of intimidating one of Britain's most notorious saboteurs over his "kidnapped" dog.

World

Homes of elderly should be used to fund social care, NHS head says

Pensioners’ homes should be used to fund social care instead of major tax rises on those of working age, the head of the NHS has said.

Business

No 10 holds summit as UK aerospace companies call for industrial strategy deal

Heavyweight members of Britain’s aerospace industry are meeting at a No 10 summit to call on the Prime Minister to spell out exactly how her industrial strategy will help the sector.

Business

Hamleys owner in talks to buy controlling stake in House of Fraser

The Chinese firm behind the iconic toy shop Hamleys is looking to seize a majority stake in department store chain House of Fraser.

Business

BT broadband challenger CityFibre taken private in deal backed by Goldman Sachs

CityFibre, an Aim-listed broadband infrastructure venture that one day aims to challenge BT’s Openreach network across swathes of the country, is to be taken private by a consortium of funds in a £538m bet on demand for better internet

Business

LSE directors 'did not act improperly' during boardroom crisis – but report kept under wraps

Board members at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) say they have been cleared over their handling of a bitter boardroom crisis with a major investor last year – but the final report is being kept under wraps.

Business

Pensions Regulator takes secretive brewer Samuel Smith to court

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is taking pub chain Samuel Smith and its chairman Humphrey Smith to court after the company failed to provide documents linked to an ongoing investigation.

Business

BP’s Bob Dudley: US is handing out sanctions on Russia 'like train tickets'

BP’s chief executive has cast doubt on the US-led sanctions against Russia by questioning whether the financial blocks against President Vladimir Putin’s regime are constructive.

Business

John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield to go without pay rise for second year

The chairman of the John Lewis Partnership will go without a pay rise for two years running as the retail stalwart focuses on boosting its financial fortunes.

Cars

Skoda Karoq – the smallest Czech SUV on long-term test

The latest addition to the fleet has hidden depths, though finding them is proving difficult.

Business

General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbines in the UK

General Electric has decided to test the world’s largest offshore wind turbines at a test facility in England in a major vote of confidence for the UK’s burgeoning wind power industry.

Business

How 'white van man' affects our daily lives

Britain’s dependence on “white van man” - and woman - has been underlined by new research into how commercial vehicles affect the public’s everyday lives.

World

Donald Trump urges senators to back Mike Pompeo ahead of crunch vote

Donald Trump has led a last-minute scramble for votes amid fears his choice for America’s top diplomat could be handed a once-in-a-century snub by a committee of senators.

World

How Bobby Kennedy intervened in the Jeremy Thorpe case to save Britain from scandal

Robert Kennedy intervened to suppress revelations about Jeremy Thorpe’s sexuality in order to save the British establishment from scandal, according to a previously unseen memo.

World

Divorce should be done online in 'one stop shop', says President of Supreme Court 

Couples should be able to divorce online in a "one stop shop", the President of the Supreme Court has said as she argues that blame should be take out of the process as it is "unjust" and "discriminatory&qu

World

Stephen Lawrence Day to be held annually on anniversary of teen's murder

Stephen Lawrence Day is to be held on April 22 every year to remember the murdered teenager, Theresa May has announced.

World

Amber Rudd vows to waive citizenship fees and language tests for Windrush generation

Amber Rudd has announced British citizenship fees and language tests will be waived for the Windrush generation amid fresh calls for her resignation over the scandal.

Business

Companies forced to set up whistleblowing channels under new EU law

British companies must set up internal reporting channels to bosses and the media under new EU laws to strengthen whistleblower protection brought forward after the "dieselgate" and Cambridge Analytica scandals.

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