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More British MPs back Indian professionals in visa row

Several MPs and members of the House of Lords on Tuesday joined a demonstration outside the British Parliament and extended support to Indian and other non-EU professionals hit by the Home Office using a rule meant for terrorists and criminals to deny them permanent stay in the country. This was the fourth such demonstration since January. Nearly 1,000… Read More »

British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error

The boss of British Airways’ parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers. Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected. He said there would now be an independent investigation “to… Read More »

British shop prices fall at slowest rate in three-and-a-half years – BRC

Prices in British shops showed the smallest annual decline in nearly three-and-a-half years last month, adding to signs of growing inflation pressure after the Brexit vote caused a fall in the value of the pound, a survey showed on Wednesday. Overall shop prices fell 0.5 percent after a 0.8 percent decline in March, the shallowest rate of deflation… Read More »

British phone maker Wileyfox gearing up to launch a Windows phone later this year

British phone maker Wileyfox, known thus far for its lineup of Android phones, is working on a Windows phone. In a low-key announcement reported by UK outlet Mobile News (via All About Windows Phone), Wileyfox confirmed last month that it is hoping to launch the phone in August. The mobile maker isn’t exactly aiming for the consumer segment… Read More »

Waitrose rebrands ‘British’ meals which use New Zealand lamb

The supermarket chain Waitrose is rebranding the lamb ready meals in its “British” range because some are made with lamb from New Zealand. The problem emerged last year when it was noticed that the lamb meals in the range did not in fact use British meat. At first, stickers were put on the front of the packs making… Read More »

Four food firms prepare bids for British cereal maker Weetabix – sources

America’s third-biggest cereal company, Post Holdings (POST.N), and the UK’s Associated British Foods (ABF.L) are among a group of four bidders vying for British cereal brand Weetabix, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The 84-year-old business could fetch at least 1.5 billion pounds, based on a valuation of more than 11 times Weetabix’ core earnings, the… Read More »

Talks to be held over British Airways cabin crew strike

Talks aimed at averting a British Airways cabin crew strike over Christmas are to be held on Monday, conciliation service Acas says. Members of the Unite union are due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. An Acas spokesman said BA and Unite had accepted their invitation to attend… Read More »

British Airways plane ‘drone’ crash footage emerges showing flight moments after gadget hit aircraft

The object struck the front of the plane just after 12.50pm as it was landing at Terminal Five on Sunday but left no damage. The footage, taken by Elliot Langran, shows the BA727 flight full of 132 passengers and five crew from Geneva as it comes in for landing. British Airways said the aircraft was examined by engineers… Read More »

British government met potential buyer for Tata Steel UK

The British government opened talks on Tuesday with potential buyers for Tata Steel’s UK operations, including Sanjeev Gupta’s commodities company Liberty Group, as it stepped up its battle to find a buyer for the loss-making business. Accused by opposition lawmakers of being “asleep at the wheel” when Tata Steel put its entire British operations up for sale last… Read More »