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British Airways (BA) has moved again to build greater resilience in its flying schedules by cancelling additional flights during the key summer holiday season. The airline, one of the worst affected by post-pandemic staff shortages this year, said it was taking further “pre-emptive” action to prevent disruption for passengers. It follows a torrid reopening of
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Security tests for new airport workers are being completed in record time, ministers claim, despite travel disruption continuing to dog holiday plans. The time taken to vet new employees has been raised as one of the reasons for shortages in airport staff, contributing to thousands of flight cancellations, delays and missing luggage. Airports across the
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The Premier League has suggested phasing out front-of-shirt sponsorship by gambling companies over the next few years but allow them to retain an indefinite presence on teams’ shirt-sleeves, under proposals presented to ministers. Sky News has learnt that English football’s top flight tabled the idea during negotiations with Whitehall in the last few weeks. One
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Aston Martin has said it is considering multiple funding options following reports that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund was lining up a possible investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds. Responding to the reports, the luxury carmaker said that it was keeping all “funding options under review,” amid uncertainty around the company’s future. Aston Martin’s
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A motoring group has accused petrol retailers of abusing their “essential” status as government figures show little let-up in demand despite prices hovering at record levels. The AA said that data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showing that petrol sales remained at 94% of normal levels demonstrated how vital fuel
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