E. ON to be investigated by Ofgem over mis-leading sales

E. ON will be become the fifth of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to come under investigation by the industry regulatory over its sales practices, it was revealed today. Regulator Ofgem will be looking into the marketing material and door-to-door […]

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Temporary working rises as unemployment remains high

The use of temporary staff in the UK increased by 13 per cent in January, it has been revealed. Unemployment figures remain high for January and the data from

Manufacturing in the UK

Upturn gives hope of business recovery

Manufacturers in the West Midlands are poised to spark a recovery from recessionary trends, according to a new survey published this week. And confidence that fortunes will improve over

Northampton Crown Court

Singleton claimed £104,000 in benefits for ‘four children’

A benefit cheat who swindled the taxpayer out of £104,000 after pretending to be a single mum with four children was on Tuesday given 93 YEARS to pay

High street continues to struggle

Despite investment, town centres still face a tough future

Verdict, the independent retail analysts, forecasts that town centres will continue to struggle as spend is diverted to online and out-of-town. While it has been announced that the government

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger to create 550 new jobs

Pret A Manger is planning on creating 550 new jobs in the UK. The sandwich chain will include offering jobs to homeless people as apprentices. The organisation, which opened

BRITAIN - Bham Petrol

Petrol suppliers accused of cashing in on panic

Drivers could be paying £1.50 a litre for petrol as shortages continue at many petrol stations across the country. Panic-buying problems are set to continue through the week. Many

Britain - Brum iPad

Apple price-fixing case is ‘close’ – eBook prices set to fall

eBook prices could tumble dramatically after a deal in a major price-fixing case is said to be ‘close’. America's Justice Department is in the closing stages of a deal

Petrol crisi

Fuel fiasco leaves girl unable to go to school

An angry 13-year-old girl has contacted the Prime Minister demanding an apology - after the fuel fiasco meant she could not go to school. Disgruntled youngster Lucy Royce was


Blackberry to back out of consumer market

Blackberry today seems to be admitting defeat in the smartphone market after implying it will be ditching most consumer markets. Maker of Blackberry, Research in Motion Ltd, has seen

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