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Wetherspoons shareholders reject advice to sack founder Tim Martin

Yesterday

Less than 2 per cent of Wetherspoons shareholders voted to sack the chairman days after he blasted the City's 'navel-gazing' governance rules in a 1,300-word rant.

MARKET REPORT: US nicotine U-turn sees tobacco shares light up

Yesterday

The US Department of Health first proposed slashing the amount of nicotine to 'non-addictive' levels back in 2017. But according to reports, these proposals have been shelved.

Family firm that rescued Thomas Cook stores to take on 1,500 new staff

Yesterday

Hays Travel, run by husband-and-wife team John and Irene Hays, said it wants to fill 200 posts at its head office, is looking for 500 currency exchange staff and will take on 737 apprentices.

Woodford protege Mark Barnett under scrutiny at Invesco

Yesterday

Barnett, 49, follows a similar strategy to that of Woodford - investing in British companies which he believes are undervalued but are still paying out strong dividends.

Corbyn faces backlash over £11bn climate change tax on oil and gas

Yesterday

Industry executives blasted the policy, which was outlined yesterday in the party's manifesto, as 'immensely damaging' for the sector and the wider economy.

Watchdog probing Hasbro's bid to buy Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One

Yesterday

The Competition and Markets Authority has asked for comments by December 5 on how the deal will affect the UK's media and toy industries. The CMA aims to make a decision by January 21.

US stalwart Macy's sounds winter alert as sales fall

Yesterday

Macy's blamed the fall on a dearth of tourist spending, sluggish sales in smaller shopping centres and a warm autumn that meant customers bought their winter clothing later than usual.

OECD lifts expectations for UK's growth rate from 1% to 1.2%

Yesterday

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development expects the global economy to grow by a decade-low 2.9 per cent this year and next, below its earlier 2020 estimate of 3 per cent.

Clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals hits William Hill

Yesterday

The gambling giant said it remained on track to meet full-year expectations, after closing 700 of its 2,300 shops following the reduction of the maximum stake on the gambling machines from £100 to £2.

ALEX BRUMMER: The curse of Corbynomics and the price Britain will pay

Yesterday

In 2017 Labour proposed £48.6bn of taxes and spending - the figure has now soared to £82.9bn! If this astonishing increase is achieved, enterprise and entrepreneurship would pay a terrible price.

New £120,000 Audi RS Q8 driven

Yesterday

Powered by a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine linked to a mild-hybrid system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the new Audi RS Q8 is the firm's most powerful and fastest sports utility vehicle yet.

Car tax evasion remains at record levels since paper discs were scrapped in 2014

Yesterday

Around 1.6% of motors on in 2019 are dodging paying Vehicle and Excise Duty, figures released by the Department for Transport show. In the final year of paper discs, evasion rates were 0.6%.

Test your knowledge of warning symbols you only find in hybrid and electric cars 

Yesterday

Drivers already have a vast array of dashboard warning lights to get their heads around, but many will be obsolete when electric cars become more common. Then motorists will need to know these.

Boss of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey pockets £4m selling stock

Yesterday

Pete Redfern sold 2.15m shares for 174.2p each, regulatory filings have revealed, leaving him with 1.53m, worth £2.6. He now holds a 0.05 per cent stake in the company, down from 0.11 per cent.

Fund manager fined £2m after overcharging thousands of savers

Yesterday

The Financial Conduct Authority revealed how Henderson raked in £1.8m in excess management charges from two funds while effectively leaving them to run themselves as trackers.

Garages, gardens and sea views are most searched for terms on Zoopla

Yesterday

It appears having a home complete with a garage and garden top the list of priorities for most home hunters, according to data from property website Zoopla.

Brits are determined to splash out Christmas, survey finds

Yesterday

According to a survey of shoppers by consultancy firm Accenture, 87 per cent of UK shoppers are planning to spend the same or more than last year this festive season.

With mortgages this cheap will interest rates ever get back to normal?

Yesterday

If you want a mortgage, now is a great time. Banks and building societies are more eager to lend than homeowners and buyers are to borrow, while money is cheap and that means rates are super low.

Hereford named UK's drink and drug-drive capital for second year running

Yesterday

Analysis of 6m motor insurance quotes identified the Herefordshire cathedral city as having more drivers with these offence types than any other area in the country, with 1.8 in 1,000 motorists.

My vet pulled my dog's claw out during grooming and then charged me for surgery - what can I do?

Yesterday

I took my dog Oliver George to the vet to have his nails clipped - but during treatment, his dewclaw was pulled leaving him needing surgery.