Month: September 2020

Londonderry: Retail NI warns road upgrade ‘risks’ jobs

image captionJob losses will occur unless there are changes to the proposed redevelopment to Buncrana Road, Retail NI have warned. Planned road redevelopments on the Buncrana Road in Londonderry could put 300 jobs at risk, Retail NI have said. The retail group has said local traders fear current upgrade plans to the road will “restrict passing trade to local businesses”.… Read more →

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British Airways passengers ‘stunned’ over cash refunds stand-off

Image copyright Margaret Minto Image caption Gordon and Margaret Minto were shocked to learn that British Airways will not return the £4,748 they paid for their flights. British Airways passengers have told the BBC that they have been refused cash refunds for cancelled flights. Gordon and Margaret Minto accepted vouchers instead after their flights to the United States were cancelled,… Read more →

UK retail sales boosted by DIY spending

Image copyright Getty Images British retail sales have continued to increase for the fourth consecutive month, boosted by spending on household goods and DIY, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes rose by 0.8% between July and August. Sales are now 4% higher than in February, when a pandemic was declared. “Retail sales… Read more →

Lionel Messi wins nine-year fight to trademark his surname

Image copyright Getty Images Footballer Lionel Messi can register his name as a trademark after a nine-year legal battle, the EU’s top court has ruled. The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal from Spanish cycling company Massi and the EU’s intellectual property office, EUIPO. The Barcelona footballer first applied to trademark his surname as a sportswear brand in 2011.… Read more →