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Arizona airline Mesa swoops with bid to ground Flybe deal
An Arizona-based commuter airline is backing a proposal to shore up the finances of Flybe, the struggling regional carrier, in a last-ditch effort to scupper a takeover led by Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Clark: Honda closure shows urgent need for Brexit deal
Business secretary Greg Clark has said Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant starkly illustrates the urgent need to strike a Brexit deal.
HSBC sees UK business weaken amid Brexit uncertainty
Banking giant HSBC has reported tougher conditions in the UK in the run-up to Brexit as it revealed lower than expected annual results amid a cocktail of global uncertainties.
Real wage growth climbs to two-year high
British workers enjoyed their strongest real terms pay rise for more than two years at the end of 2018, official figures show.
Vegan sausage roll furore helps Greggs bring home the bacon
Bakery chain Greggs said the launch of its controversial vegan sausage roll has helped it enjoy an "exceptional sales performance" at the start of the year.
Mobile phone designer Bullitt fires up change of owner
The private equity fund which owns a stake in Bullitt Group, the branded mobile phone designer, is to surrender control of the business less than 18 months after acquiring it in a £100m deal.
Fashion icon and Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
Fashion icon and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85.
Put a penny tax on new clothes to cut waste and improve recycling, say MPs
Retailers should pay a penny per garment to fund better recycling and try to end the era of throwaway fashion, according to an influential group of MPs.
National Farmers Union seeks guarantee Brexit won't undermine British standards
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) is demanding a written guarantee from the government that Brexit won't undermine British farming standards.
Gove bows to food industry pressure on reform agenda
Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has bowed to pressure from Britain's food industry by agreeing to suspend a series of reforms amid protests that they are too absorbed by preparations for a no-deal Brexit.