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McDonald's to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts
Fast food chain McDonald's is to allow its UK staff a choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts. There has been controversy about firms using zero-hours contracts but not allowing staff to work elsewhere.
McDonald's offers fixed contracts to 115000 UK zero-hours workers  The Guardian
McDonald's offers workers zero-hours switch  Sky News
Belfast Telegraph  
United Airlines investigates giant bunny death
United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. The 90cm-long bunny, called Simon, was found dead in the cargo hold when the flight arrived at Chicago's O'Hare airport from London Heathrow.
United Airlines in fresh PR nightmare after rabbit set to be world's ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Giant rabbit dies on flight to O'Hare  The Australian
Hammond says fall in deficit and borrowing show "what is at stake at this ...
PHILIP Hammond has claimed official data showing the lowest deficit since the 2008 financial crash made clear "what is at stake at this election".
Government borrowing reaches lowest level in nearly ten years  Belfast Telegraph
The sting in the borrowing figures  BBC News
Costa shares hit by rise of artisan coffee shops: Owner Whitbread tumbles more ...
Whitbread shares tumbled more than 7 per cent after warnings about the threat from artisan cafes and Airbnb. The Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner posted a 6.2 per cent jump in profits to �565.2million in the year to March 2, while revenue reached ...
Whitbread - Steady 2016, but headwinds ahead  Hargreaves Lansdown
Premier Inn reports strong sales growth  Travel Weekly UK
When airport booze costs you MORE than the supermarket (and don't get us ...
Holiday makers saving their cash for duty free booze and treats are being ripped off as supermarkets are cheaper, a watchdog has revealed.
Duty free gin, perfume and Toblerone are cheaper at the supermarket, says Which?  Belfast Telegraph
Duty-free products like gin and Toblerone likely to be cheaper at ...  The Sun
Andrew Tyrie, bankers' Commons scourge, deserves new City role
Andrew Tyrie: could he swap the Commons for the Bank of England? Photograph: Laura Lean/PA. Business · Nils Pratley on finance.
Tyrie's resignation to trigger battle to chair influential Treasury ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Commons Treasury Select Committee chair Andrew Tyrie to leave Parliament at ...  The Independent
Nestle to cut 300 British jobs
Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 British jobs and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland. The Swiss confectionery giant is making redundancies at factories in York, Newcastle, Halifax and Girvan in Scotland to make them more ...
Nestl� to axe 300 UK jobs and move Blue Riband production to Poland  The Guardian
Nestle to slash HUNDREDS of British jobs as it moves Blue Riband biscuit ...  Express.co.uk
Don't panic but there is a hummus crisis in UK supermarkets
Britain has been hit by a so-called 'hummus crisis' after shelves were stripped of the dips due to 'taste issues'.
Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer recall hummus dips - and shoppers ...  Mirror.co.uk
Passengers don't want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials after ...
Representatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said it is reasonable for female flight attendants to face financial penalties if they are deemed to be overweight.
'Passengers prefer slimmer air stewardesses', Russian airline rep says  Metro
Uber's drones set to take off by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai
After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber is now looking to the skies for its next venture - flying taxis.
Flying cars are (still) coming: Should we believe the hype?  89.3 KPCC
Meet Uber's Partners Creating Flying Taxis for 2020  Discover Magazine (blog)