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By Mary-Ann RussonBusiness reporter, BBC News UK retailer Next and struggling US fashion giant Gap have formed a joint venture that will see Next manage Gap's UK website and place concessions in som… [+2488 chars]
image source, Getty Images Meat processors are in talks with the government over a shortage of carbon dioxide that could hit meat production. Poultry producers said the shortage "threatens national… [+3385 chars]
Shares in travel and aviation businesses including the British Airways owner IAG, Ryanair and the aero engine maker Rolls-Royce have received a boost from news that the UK government is planning to s… [+2188 chars]
Shares in Ping An Insurance fell on Friday as concerns mounted over contagion from a crisis surrounding real estate developer China Evergrande, forcing the country’s biggest insurer to issue a statem… [+2972 chars]
Energy bills will rise hundreds of pounds within weeks after dozens of cash-strapped suppliers withdrew their cheapest deals because of surging wholesale prices. Suppliers pulled their lowest fixed-… [+623 chars]
Birmingham's German Christmas Market is making a comeback in 2021. The city council had earlier said it started planning for the festive extravaganza in New Street and Victoria Square at the start… [+2755 chars]
Homeowners should pay an annual levy worth 0.5 per cent of the value of their home instead of council tax, a Labour-leaning think tank has suggested. The Institute for Public Policy Research called … [+3766 chars]
Sir Clive Sinclair, the entrepreneur and inventor widely known for bringing one of the most popular early gaming PCs to the masses, has died aged 81. Per The Guardian, Sinclair's daughter, Belinda,… [+3233 chars]
All employees in the UK will be able to request flexible working patterns when they start a new job, potentially derailing plans to bring workers back to offices in city centres.  Millions of worker… [+2574 chars]
Driving licences could get a huge overhaul with a major changes expected to be rolled out in the next few years. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is preparing to launch new digital l… [+1149 chars]
The Ioniq 6, Hyundai's second bespoke electric car, has been spotted out on the road for the first time, but reports from Korea suggest the final design will change substantially.  According to the … [+1929 chars]
The £9 billion transformation of Battersea Power Station takes the breath away, according to a key figure behind the redevelopment. Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth council, said decades in the d… [+2359 chars]
Pret a Manger is giving cafe workers a 5% pay rise only weeks after ditching paid breaks and attempting to slash bonuses as food and drinks retailers compete for workers. In an email to staff seen b… [+2811 chars]
By Jane WakefieldTechnology reporter image source, Getty Images image captionGetting broadband over the Congo is a challenge A novel way of delivering high-speed internet via beams of light throu… [+3187 chars]
Amazing video footage has been released showing the world's largest cruise ship Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas completing her sea trials. And it has been announced that the 1,188ft- (362m) lon… [+4318 chars]
Next deal keeps Gap brand alive in the UK - BBC News
BBC News - Sep 17, 2021
By Mary-Ann RussonBusiness reporter, BBC News UK retailer Next and struggling US fashion giant Gap have formed a joint venture that will see Next manage Gap's UK website and place concessions in som…
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