Rising prices and squeezed household budgets prompted a bigger drop in UK retail sales than expected in September, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday.
Unilever has been punished by investors after the consumer goods giant missed sales expectations following earthquakes and hurricanes in Mexico and the Caribbean, which have wreaked havoc with its business.
Misco UK has laid off 300 staff, as expected, after ceasing to trade and appointing administrative receiver FRP Advisory to pick through the ashes of the loss-making business.
Wiltshire Council paid out more than �500,000 in compensation to drivers. Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Wire. 1 comment. Get the latest local news straight to your inbox every day.
The first journey on the new electric ScotRail route took place early on Wednesday morning. The Class 385 train travelled between Edinburgh and Linlithgow, the first trip on the electrified line.