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August, 2020

  • 29 August

    Aveva software chief who turned the tables on US rivals

    It’s the classic journey for a successful British technology business: company is established, grows quickly, raises money, earns a stellar reputation – before being bought by a larger American rival. The British founders get a large cheque and everyone seems happy.  But last week the tables were turned. This time …

  • 15 August

    Chinese close in on UK ‘internet of things’ pioneer

    Powerful activist investors have built up large stakes in UK-listed technology firm Telit Communications amid fears that a China-backed fund wants to take control.  Telit – an ‘internet of things’ company whose technology helps machines to communicate with each other – hit the headlines in 2017 after allegations that its …

  • 13 August

    Ladbrokes owner axes dividend after betting profits flatline

    GVC Holdings is cancelling its interim dividend after coronavirus forced sports matches to be postponed or abandoned and the firm had to close betting shops. The parent firm of Ladbrokes Coral said higher online gaming revenues helped to offset a decline in punters placing bets on sports contests. Total net gaming …

  • 9 August

    Coronavirus in Scotland: Care home residents to be allowed more

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Infection control measures need to be in place for visits to be allowed Visiting rules at care homes are to be relaxed from Monday, the Scottish government has announced. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said up to three outdoor visitors from two households would be …

July, 2020

  • 9 July

    We reveal the best broadband and TV deals currently on the market 

    The majority of households have become more reliant on their broadband connection since lockdown started in March. Those with older, slower deals, may now be fed-up with a strain put on from home working, Netflix binges, football streaming and more people within the home connecting at the same time. With …