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Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers

Image copyright Getty Images Four of the UK’s 30 biggest airports are falling short in providing access for disabled travellers, the Civil Aviation Authority said. London Gatwick airport, criticised by BBC journalist and wheelchair user Frank Gardner last year, is named as failing to meet expectations. Birmingham and London Stansted airports are also in need […]

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US appeals $80bn AT&T-Time Warner deal

Image copyright AFP/Getty The US government has decided to appeal a landmark court ruling that cleared the way for telecoms giant AT&T to buy Time Warner in an $80bn (£60bn) deal. The ruling was a significant defeat for the US Justice Department, which had argued the deal would lead to less competition and higher consumer […]

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Ex-Barclays trader found guilty of euro rate-rigging

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Philippe Moryoussef is no longer in the UK A former Barclays trader has been found guilty of rigging a key euro benchmark borrowing rate known as Euribor. Philippe Moryoussef was convicted of conspiracy to defraud by manipulating the rate between 2005 and 2009. The jury at Southwark Crown Court acquitted […]

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Build-A-Bear 'pay your age' offer abandoned amid 'chaos'

Image copyright @therockbury Image caption The Rock shopping centre in Bury, Greater Manchester, said queues were building at 10:45 BST A cheap teddy offer which left shoppers with young children queuing for up to eight hours amid chaotic scenes has been abandoned over “safety concerns”. Build-A-Bear Workshop was offering UK customers a chance to buy […]

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Murdoch's Fox cleared for Sky takeover bid

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government has cleared a proposed deal for Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to buy Sky. The British broadcaster has been the subject of a fierce bidding war between Fox and US cable giant Comcast. Comcast’s bid has already been cleared, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said Fox can go […]

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Fiat workers strike over Ronaldo signing

Image copyright AFP Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy are to strike after its main investor decided to pay €112m (£99.2m) to sign footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus. Both the football club and the carmaker are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company. For the USB union, the decision means Fiat […]

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Asos shares hit as sales outlook disappoints

Image copyright Asos Shares in Asos have fallen more than 10% after the online clothing giant said sales growth this year would be at the lower end of forecasts. The drop in its shares came despite Asos reporting a 22% rise in sales to £823.9m in the four months to 30 June. The retailer said […]