• 18 June 2019 Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Sir James Dyson said because of Logie Bruce-Lockhart's (his old headmaster) "generosity" he was able to continue at the school Billionaire businessman Sir James Dyson has donated £18.75m to his former school, whose "generosity" helped pay for his education after his father died.The cash will fund the building of a centre for Science,...

  • South Western Railway workers begin five-day strike 18 June 2019 Image copyright Samuel Gould/LBC Image caption Commuters at Putney station have been affected by the strike action Thousands of commuters faced disruption on the first of a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said the walkout...

  • By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 18 June 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images A report by MPs has urged the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain. The MPs' proposals are designed to force the fashion industry to clean up its act.They made 18 recommendations covering environmental and labour practices and want the...

  • 'Money mules': Rising numbers are in middle age 18 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Middle-aged people are increasingly being lured into becoming "money mules" and their bank accounts used to launder proceeds of crime, a report suggests.More than 40,000 cases which "bore the hallmarks" of money mule activity were reported to UK fraud prevention service Cifas last year, up 26% on 2017.The...

  • By Katie Hope Business reporter, BBC News 18 June 2019 comments Image caption Vegetarian Laura is delighted she's finally being catered for "It's all right," is Jordan's verdict on KFC's "Imposter Burger", although he could tell it wasn't chicken.The 32-year-old would normally choose KFC's standard chicken fillet burger but he has come with a colleague from the Medway in Kent to try out the fast...

  • Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan' 18 June 2019 comments Related TopicsHeathrow Airport expansion Image copyright Grimshaw Architects Image caption The architects' visualisation of Heathrow's plan shows the M25 running under the new runway Heathrow Airport will construct a third runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050, according to its "masterplan" published on Tuesday.The plan...

  • 18 June 2019 comments Image copyright Facebook Image caption Using the Calibra payments system will be as easy as texting, Facebook says Social media giant Facebook has unveiled plans to launch a new digital currency, called Libra, next year.It said people would be able to make payments with the currency via its own apps, as well as on messaging service WhatsApp.Firms such as Uber and Visa are...

  • By Jill Treanor Business reporter, BBC News 18 June 2019 Image copyright Merline Chambers Image caption Merline Chambers is among those campaigning for the London Living Wage "It's a struggle to make ends meet from month to month," says Merline Chambers.She works at the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is campaigning to be paid the London living...

  • "Stocks will rally sharply under Trump's election win on hopes of not just corporate tax cuts, but also deregulation and government spending. He also promises a simplified tax system with tax cuts across the board. In my view bank equities will soar as Trump will implement deregulation of the financial sector and its my belief he will abolish the Dodd Frank law and Volker rule. I believe from the...

  • Cancer Research Foundation would would like to thank Mr Alan Green, senior analyst at Molton Wealth for holding 4th annual "Fight Cancer" luncheon with his co workers and co workers families. Once again the staff at Molton Wealth exceeded expectations and raised over £137,000 over the Course of two hours. Alan Green stated: " Everyones families are effected by cancer and hopefully what we raised...

  • 18 June 2019 Related TopicsLion Air plane crash Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has received a boost for its grounded 737 Max jet after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes. The airline group said it was confident that the Boeing planes would return to service in the coming months.Boeing is currently trying to develop a software fix for 737 Max...

  • 17 June 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA Brexit worries will see business investment contract faster this year and recover more slowly next year than was previously thought, a report says.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says firms are putting resources into contingency plans, such as stockpiling, in a way that is "not sustainable".It says companies should be investing...

  • 17 June 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images UK-listed firms will become the first foreign companies to be able to list in mainland China under a new stock link, the Treasury said. Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to launch the London-Shanghai Stock Connect on Monday. Firms will sell shares through dual listings on the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges.The UK government said the project...

  • By Theo Leggett Business correspondent, BBC News 17 June 2019 Related TopicsEthiopian Airlines crash Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All 157 passengers and crew were killed when flight ET302 went down shortly after take-off The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives were not at fault, the airline's chief executive has said.Criticisms of...

  • By Russell Hotten BBC News, New York 17 June 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarole Ghosn is calling for President Trump's support over her husband's legal battleCarole Ghosn knew her fight was going to get dirty when stories appeared implicating her in financial crimes allegedly committed by husband Carlos.I was painted as a ringleader, she claims. "I'm a...

  • The increase in wage growth is a positive sign, and with the number of people without job per job vacancy also falling in recent months, economic theory would suggest that pressures on wages in future will be upwards. However recent history has showed that reality can challenge economic models says Nick Henderson, senior broker at Global Fidelity Fund. A model of job creation in less productive...

  • By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 17 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images An eye-watering £35bn has been paid in compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), but there is not long left to make a claim.UK banks and loan providers have been paying compensation, but they only have to consider claims made by 29 August.The looming deadline is likely to lead to even...

  • 17 June 2019 comments Image copyright Reuters Lenders to Jet Airways have said they plan to bring insolvency proceedings against the struggling carrier.The move follows a failed attempt to find a suitable buyer for what was once India's biggest private airline.Jet Airways has been hampered by more than $1bn (£790m) of debt.In April, the airline suspended all international flights. The move...

  • 17 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Troubled construction and services firm Kier has said it will cut 1,200 jobs as it seeks to make cost savings of £55m a year by 2021.The cuts came as the firm's boss announced a plan to simplify Kier's business and reduce its debt.The company will sell its homebuilding business, Kier Living, and will shut or sell other interests, including its...

  • 17 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei is the world's second largest maker of smartphones Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said international sales of the Chinese telecoms giant's handsets have sunk 40% in the past month as a US-led backlash against the firm intensifies.Speaking at the firm's headquarters, Mr Ren also said the company would slash production by $30bn...