Monday, 23 April 2018

Capita in £701m cash call as it reports £513.1m pre-tax loss



Capita, the troubled outsourcing company responsible for collecting the TV licence fee, has moved to shore up its finances as annual losses surge.

Iran's central bank banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies



Iran's central bank has banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies, over concerns the technology could be used illegally.

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward voted Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18



Mohamed Salah has won the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award for 2017-18.

Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez wins Paraguay's presidential election



Conservative former senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been elected president of Paraguay.

French National Assembly approves controversial immigration bill



The French National Assembly has passed a tough new immigration law that tightens the rules around asylum.

2015 Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium



Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest.

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigns after days of protests



Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned following days of large-scale street protests against him.

Brexit: Government insists UK will leave customs union



The government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week.

Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy



The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

New 'phone boxes' spark privacy and surveillance concerns



If you live in London or Leeds, you may have already spotted one on a street corner near you.

House prices soar as Ireland's economy booms



Ireland's economy is booming and so too are its house prices.

Canadian owner of PokerStars platform close to £2.6bn swoop on Sky Bet



The Canadian gambling group behind the online PokerStars platform is in advanced talks about a takeover of Sky Bet‎ that would gatecrash a £3bn London float of the English Football League sponsor.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promises no more nuclear or missile tests



North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang has suspended its nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will shut down its atomic test site.

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones to quit as first minister after the 'darkest of times'



Carwyn Jones has announced he will stand down as Wales' first minister in the autumn.

Friday, 20 April 2018

UK financial regulators to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley over whistleblower



UK financial regulators plan to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley over attempts to uncover the author of an anonymous letter.

Nissan to cut hundreds of UK jobs at its Sunderland car plant



Nissan is to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland car plant, as diesel sales decline.

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene to retire



Moya Greene will step down as Royal Mail chief executive in June after more than eight years.

Scottish Power to increase energy bills for almost one million customers



Scottish Power is to increase energy bills for almost one million customers by an average of 5.5% - or £63 a year.

Supreme Court rules against parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans



The parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans have lost the latest stage of their legal battle over his life support.

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head



The Prince of Wales will be the next head of the Commonwealth, the BBC understands.

Wells Fargo hit by record $1bn penalty by two US regulators



Wells Fargo has been fined a record $1bn by two US regulators to resolve investigations into car insurance and mortgage lending breaches.