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BT fined �42 million for late installations
Ofcom said BT Openreach committed a 'serious breach' of its rules for reducing payments to other providers. Credit: PA. BT has been fined �42 million and is expected to pay �300 million in compensation to rivals over delayed high-speed cable installations.
BT hit with record �42m Ofcom fine  Financial Times
BT fined record �42m for late installations  BBC News  
United defends decision to bar two girls from flight for wearing leggings
United Airlines barred two women from boarding a flight Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate.
United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight  Times of India
United Air bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm  Channel NewsAsia
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds
The proportion of first-time buyers using financial help from family is at a historic high of 34%. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA. Social mobility.
Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property  BBC News
Home ownership now out of reach for most young people, study finds  The Independent
NHS bosses 'spent half of extra Autumn Statement cash on outside services'
About half of a �2bn cash boost from the 2014 Autumn Statement for frontline health services in England was spent outside the NHS, research has found.
NHS bosses spent half Autumn Statement cash on outside services  Belfast Telegraph
Half of extra �2bn for NHS went private  The Times (subscription)
Financiers upbeat on economic growth but manufacturers fear rise of borders ...
Banks and finance firms have a new spring in their step as Brexit fears have dissipated and the strength of the economy reasserted itself as a driving force boosting business confidence.
'No deal' on Europe would be disaster for North East manufacturing ...  ChronicleLive
No Brexit deal would mean a 'painful and costly' EU departure ...  The Independent
Investor reveals 'massive growth potential' of Jones Bootmaker
Jones the Bootmaker was bought by Endless in a 'pre-pack' administration deal worth 11m. Lizzie Murphy. 16:17 Sunday 26 March 2017.
800 jobs rescued as investment firm Endless revives Jones Bootmaker ...  This is Money
Jones Bootmaker is bought by Endless for �11m  Financial Times
Cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets could extend to all flights, hints Rudd
Britain's ban on laptops and tablets being carried as cabin baggage on inbound flights from a group of Middle East countries could at some stage be extended to all flights, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested.
US and UK Governments' Laptop Travel Ban Is Bad For Business  Lifehacker Australia
Ban on laptops and iPads could be extended to ALL flights amid fears over ...  Daily Mail
Everest has better web speed than parts of the UK: Report says unreliable ...
Business are being held back by 'needless' broadband delays with some areas receiving as slow a service as the base camp at Mount Everest, it has been revealed.
Businesses suffering due to unreliable broadband, report warns  Belfast Telegraph
Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas & for small firms  Business MattersBusiness Matters
8 tips to help you get a decent night's sleep after the clocks go forward
Although clocks only changed this morning by 60 minutes, the alteration can have a dramatic effect on people's sleep. While we may breathe a sigh of relief that better weather is on its way, we do lose out on an hour of sleep.
The exact time you should go to bed if you want to wake up feeling fresh in ...  Surrey Mirror
It's time to rethink your bedtime if you want to wake up refreshed  getreading
'We should not be the most backward country on maternity pay'
We asked women how they have coped financially after having a baby, following a call by a trade union body for "decently paid" maternity leave.
TUC Wants To Increase Gender Pay Gap With Higher Maternity Pay  Forbes
UK 'among Europe's worst' for generous maternity pay  Eagle Radio