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Quorn to invest £150m in UK and create 300 jobs

Meat substitute firm Quorn Foods plans to create 300 jobs and invest £150m over the next five years to boost production at its plant in Billingham, Teesside. The global meat-free brand which is headquartered in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, and has capitalised on growing consumer demand for diets containing less …

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Center Parcs evacuated over 'suspect device'

Guests at Center Parcs in Elveden were evacuated from communal areas and told not to leave their lodges over a “suspect device” on Sunday night. Suffolk Police tweeted: “Officers are investigating after someone overheard mention of a suspect device at #CenterParcs Elveden. Nothing has been found.” Officers are investigating …

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World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland.The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used.The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will …

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Changes to rail electrification plans a 'slap in face'

The railway route between Liverpool and Newcastle may not be fully electrified despite a promise by the previous government.In 2015, the Department for Transport said electrification of the whole link – which goes through Manchester, Leeds and York – would be complete by 2022.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has since …

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Brexit: Liam Fox sets election deadline for EU transition

Media playback is unsupported on your device Any transitional arrangement with the EU after Brexit must end by the time of the next election, Liam Fox has said.The international trade secretary told the BBC he had no ideological objection to interim arrangements to minimise disruption after the UK’s exit …

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TransferWise eyes £1bn value as float looms

The British payments start-up TransferWise has kicked off talks about a new fundraising that will see its valuation soar past £1bn for the first time. Sky News has learnt that TransferWise is in detailed talks with investors, including several prospective new backers, about a funding round that could double …

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