BUSINESS LIVE: Britain facing record economic slump BoE warns

BUSINESS LIVE: Bank of England warns Britain facing record economic slump as it keeps rates on hold at 0.1%; ITV’s profits plummet 93% By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 08:11 BST, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 08:25 BST, 6 August 2020 The Bank of England has warned that Britain is facing a record economic slump … Read more BUSINESS LIVE: Britain facing record economic slump BoE warns

Over a million live in subterranean Cold War tunnels in China

China’s rat tribe: Over a million people still live in subterranean tunnels underneath Beijing 50 years after Chairman Mao told them to ‘dig deep’ to survive the Cold War Low income workers known as the ‘Rat Tribe’ now occupy the tunnels which cover an area of 30 square miles Construction of the underground city, dubbed ‘The … Read more Over a million live in subterranean Cold War tunnels in China

Over a million live in subterranean Cold War tunnels in China

China’s rat tribe: Over a million people live in subterranean tunnels 50 years after Chairman Mao told them to ‘dig deep’ to survive cold war Low income workers known as the ‘Rat Tribe’ now occupy the tunnels which cover an area of 30 square miles Construction of the underground city, dubbed ‘The Dungeon’, began in 1969 … Read more Over a million live in subterranean Cold War tunnels in China

BUSINESS LIVE: William Hill closing 119 betting shops

BUSINESS LIVE: William Hill closing 119 betting shops; Metro Bank suffers hefty loss; Gold continues rising above the $2,000 mark By Jane Denton For Thisismoney Published: 08:14 BST, 5 August 2020 | Updated: 08:14 BST, 5 August 2020 Gambling giant William Hill has announced it plans to keep 119 of its betting shops closed and … Read more BUSINESS LIVE: William Hill closing 119 betting shops

BUSINESS LIVE:  BP slashes dividend; Easyjet raises flight capacity; Diageo profits slide 

BUSINESS LIVE: BP slashes dividend; Easyjet raises flight capacity; Diageo profits slide By This Is Money Published: 08:04 BST, 4 August 2020 | Updated: 08:04 BST, 4 August 2020 BP has slashed its dividend payout to 4p per share. This is the first time it has cut the payment since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, after … Read more BUSINESS LIVE:  BP slashes dividend; Easyjet raises flight capacity; Diageo profits slide 

‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer

‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer – and it could work in humans too Researchers found a way to ‘tweak’ proteins that control cellular energy levels  VRK-1 and AMPK work in tandem to manage and monitor a creatures energy They were able to turn up and down levels in roundworm and increase … Read more ‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer

‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer

‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer – and it could work in humans too Researchers found a way to ‘tweak’ proteins that control cellular energy levels  VRK-1 and AMPK work in tandem to manage and monitor a creatures energy They were able to turn up and down levels in roundworm and increase … Read more ‘Anti-ageing’ enzyme ‘tweaked’ by scientists made roundworms live longer

BUSINESS LIVE: HSBC profits plunge; Hammerson in sale talks; Purplebricks reports revenue slide

BUSINESS LIVE: HSBC profits plunge; Hammerson in sale talks; Purplebricks reports revenue slide By This Is Money Published: 08:04 BST, 3 August 2020 | Updated: 08:09 BST, 3 August 2020    HSBC has reported a 65 per cent drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as the UK’s largest bank was … Read more BUSINESS LIVE: HSBC profits plunge; Hammerson in sale talks; Purplebricks reports revenue slide

ANDREW ROBERTS: Dissenters live in fear and serious debate is silenced by the woke mob

It gets more ludicrous with every passing day – and more sinister. Take the case of Professor Patricia Simon, from Marymount Manhattan College in New York, who made the mistake of failing to be sufficiently enthusiastic in the course of a Zoom meeting. Accused of daring to nod off during discussion of an ‘anti-racist framework’ … Read more ANDREW ROBERTS: Dissenters live in fear and serious debate is silenced by the woke mob

Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

Hundreds of thousands of people could ward off dementia by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a major study has found. Some 40 per cent of cases could be avoided or delayed, a comprehensive review of the evidence concludes. Eating less, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and cigarettes significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in … Read more Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives