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Could women solve the global pilot shortage?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘The perception was women didn’t fly aircraft’ Claire Banks is about to fulfil her childhood dream of flying planes for a living. After almost a decade as a physiotherapist, her aviation career is now ready to take off. The 36-year-old from Lancashire in the north of England […]

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Davos 2019: How dining in the dark can open your eyes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At the “Dining in the Dark” event there weren’t even candles Putting both your hands on someone’s shoulders a few minutes after you’ve just met, feels strange, a little too intimate. But at the “Dining in the Dark” experience at Davos, we have no choice. We have to hold […]

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Shops lose 70,000 jobs in a year, says BRC

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption High Street shops are under pressure as never before UK shops and retailers employ 70,000 fewer people than they did a year ago as the High Street continues to decline, a survey indicates. In the final three months of 2018, the number of employees in the retail sector fell […]

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Real Madrid regains top spot in world football rich list

Image copyright Getty Images Real Madrid has topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Man Utd slipped to third with Barcelona making it the first Spanish one-two since 2014-15, said Deloitte. Its Football Money League, based on season 2017-18, also shows the combined […]

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I was made a scapegoat, says ex-Tesco director

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Carl Rogberg, here with wife Amanda, says the four-and-a-half-year ordeal took its toll on his health.Tesco’s former UK finance director feels he was made a scapegoat for the retailer’s accounting scandal that wiped £1bn off the company’s value. Carl Rogberg, cleared on Wednesday of fraud and false accounting, claims there was […]

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DHL could profit from no-deal Brexit, says boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Deutsche Post DHL’s chief executive, Frank Appel, says the firm has prepared for Brexit The boss of the world’s largest logistics firm says that his company could profit from a no-deal Brexit. Deutsche Post DHL’s chief executive Frank Appel said in the long run Brexit would not benefit the […]

105311793 p06ywpd4 - DHL boss: 'We might benefit in the short term but Brexit not a good idea'
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DHL boss: 'We might benefit in the short term but Brexit not a good idea'

The chief executive of Deutsche Post DHL has told the BBC that a no-deal Brexit is not a good idea in the long term, even if his company benefits in the short term. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Frank Appel said people may have misinterpreted previous comments he had made and thought […]

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Prince Williams says celebrities shunned mental health charity

Image copyright EPA Prince William has said that every celebrity he asked to back his Heads Together mental health initiative three years ago refused. The Duke of Cambridge said “a lot” of people were approached, but no one wanted to be associated with mental illness. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, he urged […]

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Barclays bosses 'paid Qatar secret fees'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Barclays chief executive John Varley Senior Barclays bankers paid Qatar £322m in secret fees during the financial crisis in return for bailout funds, a court heard on Wednesday. The case against four former executives has been filed by the Serious Fraud Office over Barclays’ £11.8bn rescue. The bank […]

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Iceland continues to sell palm oil products despite pledge

Image copyright Getty Images Supermarket giant Iceland has continued to sell own-brand products containing palm oil despite pledging to stop doing so by the end of 2018. The retailer made the promise last April, saying demand for the oil was devastating rainforests in Asia. But Iceland still sells more than 600 products online containing palm […]

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John Lewis to shut Knight & Lee store in Southsea

Image copyright Basher Eyre Image caption The Knight & Lee store opened in Southsea in 1865 and was acquired by the John Lewis Partnership in 1933 John Lewis is to close its first store since 2006. The retailer said the 35,000 sq ft Knight & Lee outlet in Southsea in Hampshire was its smallest full-range […]

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'I should never have been charged' – former Tesco director

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carl Rogberg, former finance director for Tesco, arriving for a previous hearing at Southwark Crown Court in London A former director of Tesco has said he should never have been charged after being acquitted of fraud at the supermarket chain. Carl Rogberg also questioned why Tesco had agreed two […]