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Octopus Energy explores bid to wrap tentacles around Bulb amid sector crisis
Octopus Energy is exploring a move to take control of Bulb, its rival challenger brand, amid the crisis in Britain's residential energy market that has triggered a swathe of corporate casualties.
Petrol driver shortage: Desperate motorists fill jerry cans with fuel as more foreign HGV drivers set to be allowed to work in UK
Long queues of motorists waiting to fill up their tanks are continuing for a second day - as the government is expected to clear the way for a visa change allowing thousands of foreign lorry drivers to work in the UK.
Supply crisis: Why is there a HGV driver shortage and how bad could the problem get?
Panicked motorists have caused lengthy queues at petrol stations and caused some pumps to run dry - the latest consequence of a shortage of HGV drivers which is causing widespread disruption in the UK.
'Human logjam': Massive queues as e-gates go down at UK airports and people stuck on planes
A "human logjam" has formed at Heathrow as crowds of people struggle to get through customs after e-gates failed, with some being left stuck on their planes due to the numbers of people inside.
Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, warns retail industry amid lorry driver crisis
Significant disruption in the run-up to Christmas is inevitable unless more delivery drivers are found in the next 10 days, the retail industry has warned.
Glencore-backed energy group CNG reviews options amid supplier collapses
A commercial energy supplier backed by Glencore, the FTSE-100 commodities trading giant, has drafted in City advisers to undertake a strategic review amid the turmoil in Britain's gas supply market.
Johnson urges Bezos to build Rivian electric vehicle plant in Britain
Boris Johnson has urged Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chairman, to use his influence over an electric vehicle (EV) company backed by the technology behemoth to build a gigantic new manufacturing plant in the UK.
Trade deal 'not the be-all and end-all', says top US diplomat in UK
America's top diplomat in the UK has told Sky News that a comprehensive UK-US free trade deal is "not the be-all and end-all" of boosting trade between the two countries.
China announces complete ban on cryptocurrencies
The People's Bank of China (PBoC) has announced that all cryptocurrency-related financial activities are illegal, including transactions, providing pricing services, and launching new tokens.
London retains second place behind New York in list of world's best financial hubs, latest research suggests
New York has maintained its place at the top of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), while London has held on to second place as Chinese cities slipped.