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Pub chain and insurer apologise for slavery links

Image copyright Getty Images Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd’s of London have apologised for their historic links to the slave trade. One of Greene King’s founders owned a number of plantations in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, maritime insurance – which was focused at Lloyd’s – thrived on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both corporations have apologised and said they… Read more →

Coronavirus: Macdonald Hotel chain warns 1,800 jobs at risk

Image copyright Google Image caption The chain has 11 hotels in Scotland, including the Macdonald Holyrood in Edinburgh Up to 1,800 jobs are under threat at the Macdonald Hotel chain as it looks to cut costs because of the coronavirus crisis. The company said that although most staff were on furlough, the current situation was “unsustainable”. Its deputy chairman also… Read more →