Dignity hit as Co-op cuts funeral costs in price war

Image copyright Getty Images Funeral firm Dignity’s shares have fallen after Co-op offered to beat the cost of ceremonies offered by rivals, amid growing competition in the sector. Co-op is also reducing the cost of its lowest-priced “Simple” funeral. Dignity’s budget option, which includes a standard-issue coffin and no frills, is more expensive than the […]

Jamie Oliver teams up with Tesco

Image copyright Tesco Chef and author Jamie Oliver is teaming up with Tesco for the first time to promote the company’s food products. He has created a series of recipes and tips for Tesco, which will include “healthier” recipes from scratch. His fee has not been disclosed. Mr Oliver earned more than £10m from a […]

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kem Sokha once was serious challenge to the governing party Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been unexpectedly released from prison where he was awaiting trial on charges of treason. Kem Sokha has been released on bail and it is not clear if the charges against him will be dropped. […]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jack Ma said it was right to let ‘younger, more talented people’ step into leadership roles Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will step down in a year, the company has confirmed. The news follows conflicting reports over the weekend on the timing of his […]

Boundary changes: Final proposals to be published

Image copyright Getty Images Final recommendations for new parliamentary boundaries that could see the number of MPs cut from 650 to 600 will be published later. The Boundary Commission for England submitted its proposals to the government, but they must now be presented to Parliament. The commission said it was “confident” in its new map, […]

How to shake the fakes out of politics

Image copyright AFP Image caption Elections are getting help to stay free of unwanted interference When the Deep Fake technology first appeared in early 2018, it was used to put famous faces on the body of porn performers and produce reasonably convincing videos. But some fear that Deep Fakes will soon serve a much darker […]