Spark takes $38m Covid hit, but operating earnings up

Spark says ongoing border closures cost it $38 million in lost roaming revenue in the 12 months to June 30, and it fell well short of its target in the key fixed-wireless market. But the telco still managed a 1 per cent rise in operating earnings to $1.12 billion – at the top-end of guidance. […]

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Pedestrian killed after hit and run in south Denver

Denver police say one person has died after a car hit a pedestrian on the 5000 Block of East Evans Avenue. The crash is being investigated as a hit and run and police are still looking for the driver and vehicle involved. It occurred on the border of Denver’s Goldsmith and Virginia Village neighborhoods. Police […]


‘Hit’ jobs case: PR consultant apologises and promises cash to settle defamation case that came from Dirty Politics

An apology and cash payment has been made by a public relations consultant to three public health experts who were victims of defamatory online attacks alleged to have been funded by money from Big Sugar and Big Tobacco. The apology from Carrick Graham came in the opening hours of a defamation case at the High […]


Biden, Democrats hit gas on push for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour has emerged as an early flashpoint in the fight for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, testing President Joe Biden’s ability to bridge Washington’s partisan divides as he pursues his first major legislative victory. Biden called for a $15 hourly […]


ASOS eyes £15m hit from Brexit costs after ‘strong’ Christmas

ASOS, the online fashion retailer, has reported a surge in sales over the Christmas season amid coronavirus disruption to the high street but warned it expects a financial hit from Brexit-related costs ahead. The company said the strength of its performance over the four months to 31 December meant it now expected that profits would […]


Sir Keir Starmer hit by series of Labour resignations over Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill

Sir Keir Starmer has witnessed a series of resignations and a sizeable rebellion as a number of Labour MPs ignored his orders and voted against new laws on undercover operatives. The Labour leader had told his MPs to abstain on the third reading of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill on Thursday. But 34 […]


Santander online banking hit ahead of Bank Holiday

Santander UK customers were unable to access their online accounts for several hours from Friday morning until mid-afternoon. “We are currently experiencing issues with customers logging in to Online Banking,” the lender told customers via Twitter. It comes ahead of a bank holiday weekend and monthly salary payments for millions of Britons. The bank said […]