As the new £1 coin rolls out, BBC Rewind takes a look back at the history of decimal coins in the UK.
Image copyright ERIC FEFERBERG Image caption Rapha kitted out Team Sky for four years Upmarket cycling clothes brand Rapha has been bought by the grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Steuart and Tom Walton and their firm RZC Investments will now own a controlling stake in the business. Founder and chief executive Simon Mottram, who […]
The UK’s four big High Street banks closed, or announced plans to shut, a total of 948 branches during 2017. The banks blamed the advance of technology, with customers turning to the internet and smartphones for day-to-day banking. However, one town in Flintshire believes that the economic hit caused by branch closures could be reversed […]
Image copyright AP Amazon has made its first move into the Middle East after agreeing to buy the region’s largest online retailer, Souq.com, for an undisclosed amount. Souq was launched in 2005 and offers more than 8.4 million products. It sells across 31 categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods and baby. […]