Eurostar defends alcohol limits on trains

Image copyright Getty Images Eurostar has defended limiting the amount of alcohol passengers can carry on its trains as necessary to “maintain a pleasant environment”. The train operator explained its position after customers complained on social media about changes to the policy. It allows one bottle of wine or four cans of beer and no […]

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Lloyds will not reveal frozen account details

Image copyright AFP Contributor Lloyds Banking Group has refused to reveal how much money is in the Jersey accounts which it has frozen amid heightened fears about financial crime. It would not say how many of the 8,000 accounts were held by UK citizens. Lloyds said the accounts were suspended because customers failed to respond […]

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Boots rolls out paper bags after plastics row

Image copyright BOOTS Health and beauty chain Boots has started to replace plastic bags with brown paper bags in an attempt to cut down on the use of single-use plastic. The retailer is also introducing unbleached paper dispensing bags for prescriptions. However, prescriptions assembled at its central pharmacy will still be sent out in plastic […]

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Patisserie Valerie scandal: Five people arrested

Image copyright Getty Images Five people have been arrested and questioned over alleged accounting fraud at the Patisserie Valerie chain, the Serious Fraud Office has said. The arrests took place last Tuesday, 18 June, in a joint operation with police, the SFO said. The move comes eight months after the firm’s former finance director, Chris […]

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Cannabis-laced beer and dog treats excite big firms

Image copyright Reuters Big companies are scrambling to grab a share of the $150bn (£119bn) global cannabis market, eyeing products as diverse as beer and dog treats. That’s according to a report by Standard & Poor’s which predicts further expansion as legal cannabis becomes acceptable. The report by the ratings agency says growth may be […]

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