Data roaming charges warning for holidaymakers

Travelling outside the EU could land you with a nasty phone bill unless you switch off data roamingHolidaymakers travelling outside the EU are being warned to prepare for “bill shock” on their return if they don’t keep their mobile phone’s data roaming switched off when they are abroad.Almost a fifth of overseas travellers fail to […]
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Sports Direct expands abroad with stakes in EAG and Sportland

Clothing retailer’s new ventures in Austria and Baltic states are welcomed by City, but shares dip over acquisitions concernSports Direct, the clothing retailer led by Newcastle United’s owner, Mike Ashley, is making its biggest foray abroad to date with the acquisition of controlling stakes in Austrian and Baltic sports chains.The company has agreed to buy […]
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Margaret Thatcher’s death gives daily quality newspapers circulation boost | April ABCs

Former PM’s death dominated front pages for several days last month, with Mirror calling her ‘The woman who divided a nation’Most daily quality titles enjoyed small circulation boosts in April, a month that saw front pages dominated by coverage of Margaret Thatcher’s death.However, the circulation gains were not in evidence across the whole daily sector, […]
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Ministry of Defence campaigns for overseas aid to pay for military patrols

Exclusive: Defence chiefs want a share of overseas aid budget to cover humanitarian work undertaken by the militaryThe Ministry of Defence has stepped up its campaign to draw upon millions of pounds from Britain’s aid budget by suggesting the Department for International Development (DfID) pays for flights on military aircraft, some navy patrols and body […]
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Fab lolly maker bought by French private equity firm PAI for £850m

R&R Ice Cream – which makes Nestlé ice cream, Ribena lollies and Lyons Maid – is one of Europe’s biggest ice cream suppliersThe North Yorkshire company that produces Fab ice lollies has been snapped up by a French private equity group.The strawberry, vanilla and chocolate lolly, topped with its trademark multicoloured sugar strands, dates to […]
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No plan to drop overseas aid commitment, says Downing Street

UK government denies reports that it will omit pledge to enshrine aid spending in law from Queen’s speechDowning Street has stuck to its line that there is no change in plans to enshrine increases in overseas aid spending in law, despite renewed reports that it will ditch its election pledge.The Times on Monday reported (paywall) […]
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Blair backs government’s overseas aid spend as Tory sceptics call for cuts

Former prime minister urges continued commitment as Britain prepares to host G8 summit this summer• Tony Blair: aid has transformed Africa. Now is the time for growth and governanceTony Blair has launched a fierce defence of the UK’s overseas aid budget and backs David Cameron against critics who are pressing him to slash the government’s […]
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