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What have been the best-selling funds, trusts and shares since lockdown?

Star manager Terry Smith’s £21billion Fundsmith Equity was the most bought fund during lockdown, according to new figures. As today marks six months since the nationwide lockdown was enforced, DIY investing platform AJ Bell Youinvest has revealed the best-selling purchases during this time. The £14billion Scottish Mortgage investment trust, which is also a FTSE 100 … Read more What have been the best-selling funds, trusts and shares since lockdown?

Volkswagen ID.4: 10 things you need to know about the electric SUV

After months of anticipation – and leaked images – Volkswagen has finally unveiled its first ever electric SUV, the ID.4. The family-size motor becomes the second model in VW’s electric-dedicated ID range, following the recent arrival of the ID.3 in the UK earlier this month, and is one of 75 battery-powered models the German brand … Read more Volkswagen ID.4: 10 things you need to know about the electric SUV

Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne dies aged 45

Heartbroken Money For Nothing colleagues have paid tribute to EJ Osborne following his death on Monday at the age of 45. The Australian craftsman passed away at Dorothy House Hospice near Bath, Somerset, on September 21st. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.  Sarah Moore, who worked alongside the transgender presenter on their … Read more Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne dies aged 45

Tesla’s 520-mile range Model S Plaid goes on sale in the UK for £131k

Order books have opened Tesla’s new tri-motor Model S ‘Plaid’ – which will become the electric car with the longest range available from 2021. Following Tesla Battery Day on Tuesday, the US brand has listed for sale in the UK the new Model S Plaid with an estimated range in excess of 520 miles – … Read more Tesla’s 520-mile range Model S Plaid goes on sale in the UK for £131k

Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne dies aged 45

‘Rest in peace and purple sequins my friend’: Colleagues pay tribute to Money For Nothing star EJ Osborne as BBC presenter dies aged 45 By Jason Chester for MailOnline Published: 13:50 BST, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 14:24 BST, 23 September 2020 Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne has died, his co-host Sarah Moore announced … Read more Money For Nothing presenter EJ Osborne dies aged 45

We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

The last time I drove a Porsche Panamera I had £3.3million in gold bullion stashed in the boot.  I was taking part in an audacious run across London from a secret location to a vault in Hatton Gardens carrying a total of £10million in January 2018. Sadly no gold was involved when test-driving two new … Read more We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

Electrified Range Rover Velar 4X4 gains a new £57k plug-in hybrid option

Range Rover has added a new £57,000 electrified plug-in hybrid option to its refreshed and upgraded Velar 4X4 line up. The aerodynamically-shaped mid-size luxury SUV, which sits between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, is gaining a new additional P400e model variant combining a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 105kW electric motor. … Read more Electrified Range Rover Velar 4X4 gains a new £57k plug-in hybrid option

Aside from Covid-19, what lies ahead for British pharma firms?

This pandemic has been much worse for the elderly, who have borne the overwhelming brunt of the deaths.  But one sector that leans heavily on pensioner pounds is doing noticeably well this year – pharmaceuticals, and it not just because of Covid. Share prices of many British pharmaceutical firms have grown strongly despite a stock … Read more Aside from Covid-19, what lies ahead for British pharma firms?

AA share skid off track as suitor walks away

AA shares skid off track as suitor walks away from race to become the breakdown service’s new owner after deadline to decide its future extended Private equity firm Platinum Equity has withdrawn from the race Discussions with the board of AA have been terminated by mutual agreement The news sent the stock down 17 per … Read more AA share skid off track as suitor walks away

ALEX BRUMMER: The virus winners and losers of business

Virus winners and losers: Britain’s biggest hotelier is hard hit while B&Q owner makes hay while the sun shines, says ALEX BRUMMER By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail Published: 22:11 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 22:11 BST, 22 September 2020 Covid-19 has not proved to be disastrous for every enterprise. Contrast B&Q owner … Read more ALEX BRUMMER: The virus winners and losers of business