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Triton flies in with offer for Thomas Cook’s Nordic arm
One of Europe's largest buyout firms has approached Thomas Cook Group about a takeover of its Nordic airline and tour operator that could help the British company improve its fragile financial outlook.
Sir Philip Green accused of 'grabbing women's breasts and bottoms', says Labour peer
Hundreds of grievance cases were raised against Sir Philip Green for slapping women's bottoms and grabbing their breasts, a Labour peer has claimed.
The Body Shop owner Natura snaps up Avon in £1.6bn deal
The owner of The Body Shop, Natura, is snapping up direct-selling cosmetics firm Avon in a deal that values the UK company at £1.6bn.
B&M to open dozens of new shops as other chains struggle
Discount goods retailer B&M says it is planning to open 50 new stores this year as its emphasis on value attracts wary shoppers.
520 jobs at risk as Sir Philip Green plans 23 store closures
Sir Philip Green is on course for a fresh clash with regulators after his Arcadia retail empire launched a rescue plan which would see 23 stores shut and its pension scheme contributions slashed.
Costly phone call! Distracted shoppers spend more in supermarkets
Using a mobile phone while in the supermarket increases what customers spend by 41% on average, according to new research.
British Steel collapses with 25,000 jobs at risk
British Steel has been placed into compulsory liquidation, putting up to 25,000 jobs at risk.
Former BT chief Patterson gives up £500,000 bonus
The former chief executive of BT Group has waived half of his £1m annual bonus for his final year at the helm amid a fresh escalation of shareholder hostility towards multimillion pound pay deals at blue-chip companies.
Royal Mail delivers dividend disappointment to posties
Royal Mail has delivered disappointing news today to the 400,000 or so private investors and employees who own its shares by announcing a cut in the dividend.
Gas network fined £44m after leaving homes cut off and losing hundreds of records
Gas distribution firm Cadent has been fined a record £44m after leaving customers disconnected, failing to pay compensation, and losing records for 775 high rise flats in its network.