At Premier Inn hotels, profit increased by 8.9% but Costa's profit fell 4% as it spent on IT, store revamps and paying the 'national living wage'.
And Mark Carney has yet to appear before the House of Lords Economics Committee.... GBP. Credit: Bloomberg. The pound is now down 0.73pc at $1.2120 against the dollar.
Paula Nickolds has been named as the new boss of John Lewis, taking over the running of the department store retailer from the departing Andy Street.
This year has been a tumultuous one for Twitter. A year into Jack Dorsey's return as the company's C.E.O., Twitter's stock price has wildly fluctuated as acquisition rumors about the company swirl.
A hospital spokesperson says 25 passengers and crew members suffered from smoke inhalation on board the flight from San Francisco.