The ‘chaos’ that nearly derailed Hornby

Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of Hornby has said the company was in “chaos” when he took over almost two years ago. Lyndon Davies, who was appointed in October 2017, said that the senior management had to be removed as they did not understand the business. Hornby is best known for its model […]

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Flats out of fashion with first-time buyers

First-time buyers are bypassing flats and moving straight into houses – leading to a fall in the cost of apartments, official figures suggest. The cost of a typical apartment or maisonette in England has fallen by 2.1% in a year, while other types of property have become more expensive. Experts suggest people are buying their […]

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Would you call this a vegetable tube?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vegan alternatives to meat are growing in popularity Should words like “sausage” and “burger” only be used to describe foods that contain meat? Under an EU proposal put forward in April, the answer is yes – although experts are due to raise their objections to the plan at a […]

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Premier Inns sees sales slide again

Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel operator, has blamed “weak trading conditions” for a fall in demand for its rooms. Sales at Whitbread’s Premier Inns open at least a year fell 4.6% in the first three months of 2019. Total sales fell about 1%. As political and economic uncertainty continued, the regional business market was less […]

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