Category: Business

Capita to raise £700m as losses deepen

Image copyright Getty Images Capita has reported a £513.1m annual loss as the outsourcing firm set out plans to revive its indebted business. Capita’s profit was wiped out by £850.7m of one-off costs, mainly...

King of the plastic bottle castle

“Plastic King” Robert Bezeau has built the world’s first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian’s four-storey fortress on Panama’s Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste could be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He’s...

‘Welcome to my plastic bottle castle’

“Plastic King” Robert Bezeau has built the world’s first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian’s four-storey fortress on Panama’s Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste could be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He’s...

Makeup makeover

Image copyright MeccaImage caption As a child Jo Horgan liked to watch when her mother put on her makeup For many women buying makeup in a department store can be an intimidating experience, and...

TSB customers report online problems

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images TSB customers have reported problems with their online banking after weekend upgrades to the company’s systems. The bank warned its users that it was carrying out upgrades between 16:00 BST...

Social media facing new UK laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/GoogleImage caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Jeremy Hunt has threatened social media firms with new laws if they don’t do more to...

Can you live in a plastic bottle house?

“Plastic King” Robert Bezeau has built the world’s first plastic bottle castle. The Canadian’s four-storey fortress on Panama’s Bocas del Toro island shows how plastic waste could be made into low-cost sustainable housing. He’s...

Brazilian saga

The US Department of Justice called it “the largest foreign bribery case in history”. After Brazilian multinational Odebrecht admitted guilt in a cash-for-contracts corruption scandal in 12 nations, it vowed to change its ways....

Three-way fight

Image copyright StanstedImage caption The future arrives: CGI of the planned new arrivals terminal Stansted Airport has always been a bit of underdog. Nestled in the Essex countryside, 40 miles from central London, its...

Farmers hit by record straw prices

Image copyright NFUImage caption Dairy farmer Michael Oakes while the straw was still available for bedding “You almost need a Securicor escort to move a load of straw up the motorway these days,” says...