Business

Angling Direct: The company bucking the retail slump

Image copyright Angling Direct Angling Direct has bucked the recent trend of poor figures from retailers by revealing bumper sales over the four months to November. The fishing equipment retailer’s sales rose by 31.5% to £14.6m in the period, helped by a record Black Friday week when sales jumped 56% to £1.3m. The Norfolk-based firm’s […]

Education

Sylvia Pankhurst raised phone-tap concerns in 1930s

Image copyright Getty Images Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst raised concerns about phone-tapping in the 1930s, decades before MI5 revealed it had kept her under surveillance. At the time, Pankhurst was a prominent human rights campaigner. In 1934, she wrote to the postmaster general about the case of a lawyer who had installed a duplicate phone line […]

UK News

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy. The strategy also compels councils to provide separate collections for food waste. Recycling will be made less confusing for households, and manufacturers will need to foot the cost of disposing of the […]