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August 9, 2019

Britain may be unable to prevent EU fishermen from entering UK waters illegally in the event of a no-deal Brexit because there are not enough vessels to police the seas, an internal government paper has revealed.

The admission could also leave the country more exposed to terrorism, smuggling and conflicts over fish stocks, experts have warned.

It states there is "a lot of uncertainty" about whether the country will be able to police t...

July 31, 2019

Apple's chief executive has confirmed the company is launching its new credit card in August as it moves to diversify its income with services.

Tim Cook made the announcement following the company's quarterly results which featured a continued drop in sales for Apple's flagship iPhone range.

Apple Card is soon to join this services department, offering consumers "clearer and more compelling" rewards than rivals as well as seamless int...

July 12, 2019

The UK is to increase its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region.

HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, will sail to the Gulf in the coming days after recently completing NATO exercises in the Black Sea, and is expected in the region shortly.

Duncan will operate alongside the Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose, and US allies in the Gulf, but she will not be part of an international maritime coalition proposed...

June 17, 2019

Huawei's founder has predicted the company's revenue will take a $30bn (£23.8bn) hit over two years from US restrictions on its business.

Ren Zhengfei told a panel discussion the technology firm had downgraded its targets but said research and development spending was protected.

The company was effectively blacklisted in the US last month as the Trump administration seeks to protect its interests from, what it sees as, the threat of s...

April 13, 2018

Toys R Us UK will close down its 75 remaining stores in just under a fortnight, the retailer's administrator has confirmed.

It will mean the loss of 2,054 jobs.

As first reported by Sky News, the UK's largest toy retailer collapsed into administration in February, after a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) had kept it afloat over a weak Christmas shopping period.

Toys R Us UK searched in vain for a buyer in January, as it faced a £15m...

March 28, 2018

Fast food giant McDonald's is to start phasing out plastic straws from its UK restaurants and says it is "really close" to the point where all its packaging can be recycled.

The company, which has around 1,300 restaurants around the country, will start a trial in May to use paper straws instead of the normal plastic ones.

It will also try out a scheme where straws are kept behind the counter, and only given out to customers on request...

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