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BA boss ‘won’t resign’ over flight chaos

BA chief executive Alex Cruz says he will not resign and that flight disruption had nothing to do with cutting costs. He told the BBC a power surge, had “only lasted a few minutes”, but the back-up system had not worked properly. He said the IT failure was not due to technical staff being outsourced from the UK to India. Mr Cruz said he was “profusely sorry” to the thousands

RBS reaches settlement with disgruntled shareholders

Image copyright Getty Images RBS has reached a settlement with thousands of investors, over claims they were misled about the bank’s health before it asked shareholders for £12bn of funds back in 2008. The 9,000 strong Shareholder Action Group has confirmed that the majority of members have agreed to a settlement of 82p a share. This is almost double the original offer made by RBS in the long-running legal dispute.

BA – what are my rights?

Image copyright Getty Images BA faces paying out millions of pounds in compensation after the failure of its computer systems led to long delays and cancellations over the weekend. Passengers are facing a third day of disruption as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide IT crash. There are EU regulations governing compensation for cancelled flights leaving from EU airports. The amount of money reimbursed depends on the

Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Baby From Trendy Little Food Pouches

This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. For the over-stretched parent who doesn’t have time to puree plums or soak grains overnight, portable plastic packs jammed with organic and healthful ingredients are a godsend. On-the-go moms can just twist off the cap and hand a pouch of blueberry flax and oat to a hungry baby to suck on by himself. No spoon or spoon skills required. While

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Image caption The front of the new polymer note will continue to feature Sir Walter Scott Bank of Scotland has unveiled the design of its new £10 polymer note, which is due to enter circulation in the autumn. The front of the note will continue to feature Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott alongside The Mound in Edinburgh. The Glenfinnan Viaduct will remain on the reverse of the design.

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide computer system crash. BA says it aims to operate a full long-haul schedule and a “high proportion” of short-haul services after the outage caused by a power failure. It says passengers should check the status of flights before travelling. Cancellations and delays affected thousands

Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown

Image copyright Thinkstock More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the wheel immediately after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, figures show. UK police caught almost 6,000 drivers using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March. The numbers were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. In March, the penalty for using a phone

Back to work

Image caption Skanska diversity manager Israil Bryan (l) says returnships have helped the construction company to plug some skills shortages There are plenty of things on a CV that can put off recruiters. Having a gap on your work history shouldn’t be one of them – but the challenges faced by women returning to the workplace costs the UK an estimated £1.7bn a year in lost economic output. So what

Going up?

Image copyright Alamy We don’t tend to think of lifts as mass transportation systems, but that’s what they are. They move hundreds of millions of people every day, and China alone is thought to be installing 660,000 lifts a year. The tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, has more than 300,000 sq m (3.2 million sq ft) of floor space. The brilliantly engineered Sears Tower in Chicago has

Burger King’s ‘Who Is The King?’ Vote Reportedly Angers Belgium Royal

WEIRD NEWS 05/28/2017 05:49 pm ET Burger King appears to be eyeing more than just business expansion this summer. The fast-food giant has launched a mock, online vote titled “Who Is The King?” that pits its fictional, royal brand name against Belgium King Philippe ahead of the company’s first Burger King restaurant in the Western Europe country. “Two kings, one single crown, who shall reign?” it asks. Unfortunately for the