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Flybe discussing loan on commercial terms with government - BBC

17 Jan 2020

LONDON Struggling British regional airline Flybe is in talks with the government about a loan on commercial terms which would not represent a state bailout, the BBC reported on Friday.

Christmas brings little respite for struggling UK high street

16 Jan 2020

LONDON A Christmas crunch inflicted more pain on British retailers on Thursday, as changing habits and belt-tightening exposed the industry's struggle to eke out growth and its slim margin for error. | Video

UK defends throwing Flybe a lifeline after rivals complain

15 Jan 2020

LONDON The British government defended a rescue deal for privately owned regional airline Flybe, after the owner of rival British Airways filed a complaint with European Union regulators on Wednesday calling it a "blatant misuse of public funds". | Video

Britain reaches deal to rescue regional airline Flybe

14 Jan 2020

LONDON Regional airline Flybe was rescued on Tuesday after the British government promised to review taxation of the industry and shareholders pledged more money to prevent its collapse. | Video

Walsh hands over the controls after building British Airways parent IAG

09 Jan 2020

LONDON Willie Walsh, who created British Airways parent IAG by dragging old-fashioned flag carriers into the modern age of budget flying, will step down in March to be replaced by Iberia boss Luis Gallego. | Video

John Lewis department store boss to go after woeful Christmas

09 Jan 2020

LONDON John Lewis Partnership on Thursday cut its annual profit forecast after weak Christmas sales and said the head of its department stores would go, laying bare the pressure facing one of Britain's best known store chains.

Greggs staff to cash in on UK vegan sausage roll success

08 Jan 2020

LONDON British bakery operator Greggs said it will pay staff a special bonus after what the CEO described as a "phenomenal" year that included the launch of a vegan-friendly sausage roll and higher-than-expected profits.

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