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Carillion probe fast-tracked and widened

An investigation into the collapse of construction giant Carillion will be fast-tracked and “extended in scope”. Business Secretary Greg Clark gave the order that will see company directors past and present probed to discover if they “caused detriment to those owed money”. :: How Carillion’s demise could affect you:: …

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New Greggs stores expected to create 1,500 jobs

Greggs is planning to open 130 new stores this year in a move it hopes will create around 1,500 jobs. The food-on-the-go bakery chain said record investment in its supply chain would enable the expansion, under which half the new stores would be franchise opportunities. It announced the plans …

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Carillion collapse: The key figures in the firm

Carillion’s failure has prompted the Government to warn that the Receiver and regulators have the powers to seek penalties against directors if misconduct is uncovered. But who were the firm’s main players? :: Richard Howson Mr Howson was chief executive of Carillion from 2012 until he stepped aside in …

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Counting the huge cost of Carillion's collapse

There has not been governmental exposure to a private sector liquidation of this magnitude since the collapse of half the British banking system a decade ago. The numbers involved in Carillion will be smaller than the tens of billions required then, but the potential impact on public services is …

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Iceland vows to ditch plastic in five years

A British supermarket believes it will be the first retailer in the world to make its own-brand products plastic-free within five years. Iceland, the frozen food specialist, says it has worked with environmental charities and experts to develop paper and pulp alternatives that are fully recyclable, affecting more than …

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Ministers battle with Carillion collapse fallout

The Government has held an emergency meeting over the collapse of construction firm Carillion as ministers battle to keep public services running. The COBRA committee, which responds to disasters and emergencies, met on Monday night after the crisis-stricken firm plunged into liquidation amid £900m of debt and a £587m …

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Dozens hurt in stock exchange ceiling collapse

Nearly 80 people have been injured after a ceiling inside the Jakarta stock exchange tower collapsed. CCTV footage showed a group of about 40 visiting students walking on the mezzanine floor before it suddenly crashed down. People can be seen falling into the lobby below as the ceiling collapses …

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