Flybe: Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary threatens legal action over rescue

Image copyright EPA The boss of Ryanair has threatened legal action over the government help given to regional carrier Flybe. Michael O’Leary has written a strongly-worded letter to the Chancellor,

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UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade

Image copyright Getty Images The number of UK pubs and bars increased for the first time in a decade during 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The

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NHS tells betting firms to stop ‘vicious gambling cycle’

Image copyright Getty Images The head of mental health services in England has written to five major gambling companies, demanding urgent action on tackling gambling addiction and its impact on

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Empty business rates relief ‘costs £1bn’

Image caption Julie Fletcher, who founded Middlesbrough shop Pie Jackers, is concerned about the high level of her rates bill Empty businesses cost taxpayers £1bn a year, prompting calls for

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Dow closes above 29,000 as market rally continues

Image copyright Getty Images US share market indexes have hit new highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, closing above 29,000 for the first time. The S&P 500 also closed

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US-China trade deal: Winners and losers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in 2017 After more than two years of rising tension, the US and China have signed a deal aimed

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Unicef UK gives all staff equal parental leave

Image copyright Getty Images Unicef, the United Nations children’s agency, has said parental leave is to be equalised for all of its UK employees. Unicef UK will now offer 52

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Flybe: Rival airline calls rescue ‘misuse of public funds’

Image copyright Getty Images The bailout of airline Flybe has been branded a “misuse of public funds” by a rival, as environmental campaigners also criticised the move. Willie Walsh, the

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Climate change to drive ‘massive’ investment shift

Image copyright Getty Images Concerns about climate change will drive a “fundamental reshaping of finance”, one of the world’s biggest money managers has said. Larry Fink, who runs BlackRock, said

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Flybe: ‘I would be devastated if it went under’

Image copyright Getty Images Customers are still in the dark over the future of Flybe as the airline remains in rescue talks with the government. The boss of the regional

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