Last year, Camilla Cottle took the plunge and launched her jewellery brand, The Silver Stable. She talks to us about what inspired her business and some of the challenges she has faced so far. What is your business all about? I’m Camilla Cottle and I am the founder of sustainable handcrafted jewellery brand, The Silver Stable in Lancashire. I ...

Celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Michael Caines are among hospitality bosses struggling to hire enough staff as the country’s lockdown is eased. A combination of housing shortages, absence of international staff and workers not returning from furlough have been blamed for the problems. On Monday, indoor dining can resume – marking the most significant milestone to date for businesses ...

The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, confirmed on Thursday that Channel 4 could be sold by the end of the current parliament to “provide a sustainable future for the broadcaster”. During a meeting of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, Dowden repeated that privatisation of Channel 4 was “on the table” as part of a government review of ...

NatWest customers will be able to set their own limit on how much can be transferred from their bank account online in a move designed to protect them from falling victim to scams. The bank is to cut the default limit on online transfers from £20,000 to £5,000 a day for most account holders, but will let them decide ...

Online booking platform Airbnb has said that holiday bookings have soared as some countries emerge from lockdowns. In the first quarter US bookings beat pre-pandemic levels, while there was a “steady improvement” in business in the UK and France. The overall value of bookings shot up by 52% to $10.3bn (£7.3bn) as customers snapped up long-term stays and rural ...

A leading business organisation is urging the government to clarify the future of Covid safety measures after finding only 5 per cent of companies have rules requiring customers or employees to provide proof of vaccination. A survey of more than 1,000 companies by the British Chambers of Commerce found 78 per cent had no plans to implement such a requirement ...

The Carphone Warehouse brand is set to vanish from the high street after Dixons Carphone changes the name of all its shops to Currys. The electricals group plans to rebrand its retailers, including Currys PC World, Team Knowhow and Dixons Carphone, in the UK and Ireland under the single name. A new Currys website will be launched as the ...

Bitcoin had a turbulent day, falling below $50,000 after reports that the crypto exchange Binance is facing investigations by the US Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell sharply after Tesla stopped accepting it as payment for its vehicles and Elon Musk branded its energy consumption “insane” on Wednesday. The electric carmaker, one of ...

Tunnelling in the Chilterns for HS2, the £100 billion high-speed line, began yesterday as ministers were told that multibillion-pound spending on rail links should continue despite concerns that public transport use could fall by a quarter. The first giant tunnelling machine will dig a ten-mile tunnel under the Chilterns, close to the M25. The machine, named Florence after Florence ...

Ten million people could have their second doses of coronavirus vaccines brought forward as the government attempts to stop a faster spreading Indian variant from delaying the end of restrictions. Cases of the variant have more than doubled in a week and Boris Johnson said yesterday that he was “anxious” about the threat posed by the strain to the ...

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