You might not be able to choose your family, but you can Pick n’ Mix the best media personalities to associate your image with – It’s who you hang out with that vitally defines who you are As they say, ‘You are what you eat’, whether you devour caviar, lobster, kebabs, pies or cakes. Do you have large gargantuan meals ...

New data showed this morning that UK’s trade deficit in goods and services widens again in Q2 to a record £27.9bn. Moreover, monthly imports from Russia dropped to meagre £33m, the lowest since records began and down from over £1.8bn in both January and February of this year.Also during Q2, imports increased by £14.3bn to £206.6bn but exports rose by ...

John Lewis is to retire its 97-year-old price pledge “never knowingly undersold” on 22 August but has yet to reveal a catchy new slogan to take its place. The department store chain told customers in an email it will not accept new claims under the pledge from 23 August, instead promising them – rather long-windedly – it is “always knowingly ...

Pay rises could fall behind inflation by almost 8% later this year, marking the biggest fall in real wages for 100 years, according to analysis by the TUC. The TUC said a prediction by the Bank of England that inflation would jump to 13% in the fourth quarter of this year at a time when wages were expected to increase ...

BT has announced Barclaycard Payments as the latest business to join its new partnership network, aimed at helping the UK’s smallest firms to grow. Barclaycard has signed up to BT’s partnership network, following The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), with the aim of delivering a host of benefits for small firms over the next year. While the offers will change ...

If the growth in imports is any indicator of quality, then grapes (both in their liquid and natural form) from the Western Cape are among the best in the world. Over the 2020/21 reporting period, the UK imported 16% more wine products and 15% more grapes than they did the year before. This is according to, South Africa’s official tourism, ...

The Government has unveiled a consultation, hoping to attract industry views on how to support the development of biomass powered carbon capture projects in the UK over the next decade. The combination of biomass energy – derived from sustainable plant material – and carbon capture is known as BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage.)The process generates biomass energy and ...

The UK economy contracted by 0.6 in June and shrank 0.1 per cent between April and June, compared to growth of 0.8 per cent in the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics said this morning. Commenting on the gross domestic product (GDP) figures that showed a 0.1 per cent contraction in the second quarter of the year, Office ...

A cryptocurrency billionaire who pleaded guilty to breaking American anti-money laundering rules is to bring a landmark legal challenge to Britain’s data regulator. Lawyers for Ben Delo, a co-founder of BitMEX, said he had been granted permission for a judicial review of the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is thought to be the first time a decision by the watchdog has ...

Arsenal Football Club has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for a second time for an online post promoting a cryptoasset irresponsibly. The advertising watchdog first raised the issue in 2021, when the Premier League team wrote in a post on Facebook “$AFC in now live $CHZ” and “What song do you want to hear when we win? ...