Why is the takeaway war hotting up?

Just Eat agrees tie-up with rival in £8.2bn deal Just Eat profits up amid merger pressure Just Eat could have a lot to offer the right suitor. It works in 13 countries where its riders could soon deliver more than just takeaways. And that potential has attracted the attention of a company far bigger than Takeaway.com. Mr Thorne thinks one rival bidder could be online retail giant Amazon, which recently tried to buy a $575m (£450m) stake in Deliveroo before …

Air fare wars and Brexit hit Ryanair

He added that “the current weak fare environment has continued into the second quarter and we expect [first half] fares to be down approximately 6%”. Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays Ryanair expects to win in airline ‘fare wars’ Ryanair said the drop in fares had been partially offset by 14% higher ancillary revenue, such as from baggage, food and other fees. “The June quarter results were not quite as bad as feared,” Liberum analyst Gerald Khoo said …

Are you ready for the 35C heatwave?

But the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says a limit cannot be introduced because some industries have to work in high temperatures. You must enable JavaScript to view this content. Compare the temperature where you are with more than 50 cities around the world, including some of the hottest and coldest inhabited places. Enter your location or postcode in the search box to see your result. Find a location °C °C °C This temperature comparison tool uses three hourly forecast …

Minister resigns in protest against Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Alan Duncan predicts “a crisis of government” for Boris Johnson Sir Alan Duncan has quit as a Foreign Office minister in protest against a possible Boris Johnson victory in the Conservative leadership race. In his resignation letter, Sir Alan described Brexit as “a dark cloud”. He told the BBC he quit to demand an emergency Commons debate to give MPs a chance to say whether they supported Mr Johnson’s “wish to …

Johnson ‘absolutely’ rules out early election

“We want to, and we are going to, deliver on the mandate of the people, which is to take the UK out of the EU whole and entire on 31 October,” he said. Could there be an early general election? Sturgeon and Johnson hold telephone talks Johnson accused of setting UK on ‘collision course’ The new PM continues to make changes to lower-ranked jobs, following a radical overhaul of his cabinet on Wednesday. Among the changes announced on Friday, Nick …

Why the pound is getting weaker

It is also frequently compared with the euro, because of the UK’s close trading relationship with the European Union (EU), but can be matched to any currency around the world. How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket Five holiday destinations where a weak pound still goes far Today, most countries use what is called a floating exchange rate, where the value depends on how much people want a certain currency at a point in time. Exchange rates are live, …

PM urges NI parties to ‘seal power-sharing deal’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “I am committed to Good Friday Agreement” Boris Johnson has urged political parties in Northern Ireland to step up their efforts to restore devolved government, during talks in Belfast. The PM held a series of meetings with the five main Stormont parties, in which Brexit was also discussed. NI has been without a government since January 2017, when the power-sharing DUP/Sinn Féin coalition collapsed. On Tuesday, Mr Johnson held a …

What is golf doing to attract more women players?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tiger Woods’ epic Masters win this year catapulted golf back into the global spotlight Over the past few years not only have a number of big clubs – such as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Muirfield, Royal Troon, Royal Aberdeen, and Royal St George’s – dropped their men-only membership stance, but there is now also a positive drive to attract females to the sport. Image copyright England Golf Image caption …

The real price of buying cheap clothes

But how is that even possible? And what of the environmental cost of our shopping habits? The relationship between shopper and fashion industry may have become dysfunctional. Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is ‘stupid’ Boohoo’s recycled clothes ‘will not solve fast fashion waste’ MPs call for end to ‘throwaway clothes’ era A BBC Radio 4 investigation for the Today programme took us from Spain to Ethiopia as we examined whether the planet, and some of its poorest inhabitants, are footing the …

Body-worn cameras to be compulsory for bailiffs

“While it’s encouraging the government has committed to further action, its next step must be the creation of an independent regulator to crack down on rule-breaking bailiffs.” MPs demand regulator to curb bailiffs The body cameras will have to be worn by around 2,500 certified enforcement agents, or bailiffs, who collect all sorts of debts including those related to council tax, traffic penalties and rent arrears. High Court enforcement officers will also wear the cameras, but the measure will not …