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  • The collapse of Monarch: inside the doomed airline in its last daysAs managers scrambled to save the firm, there were few clues anything was awry – it was even still holding recruitment daysIn the week running up to the collapse of Monarch Airlines, one crew member noticed that something was awry. The soap had run out on a flight back to Gatwick and a request to replenish supplies was left unanswered. A few days later, on Monday this week, Monarch was no more: almost 2,000 staff would be laid off and the travel plans of 860,000 passengers would be disrupted.Her concerns about toiletries aside, Shelley Matthews didn’t notice serious problems at the carrier, de...
  • Ryanair chief operations officer to quit crisis-hit airlineMichael Hickey is first executive to resign at embattled airline following scrapping of thousands of bookingsRyanair’s chief operations officer will leave the crisis-hit airline at the end of the month, its chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has announced.Michael Hickey’s resignation comes after the Irish airline had to scrap the bookings of more than 700,000 passengers last month due to an apparent shortage of pilots, having failed to plan for enough leave for staff. Continue reading...
  • Electric cars key to driving change in UK’s energy supply industryThe ability to make vehicle batteries part of the national grid will become reality next year, forcing utility firms to rethink their relationship with customersYou drive home and plug in your electric car, telling an app how many miles you need the next day. As you eat dinner, relax and sleep, your energy supplier takes control of your battery, using it to buy power when it’s cheap, selling it back later when high demand pushes prices up.The company offers national and local power grids services from your battery, making more money that it will later split with you, perhaps as “free miles” fo...

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  • Natural History Museum Incident Sees Nigel Farage And Katie Hopkins Forced To Backtrack Over 'Scaremongering' Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins have been accused of “grossly irresponsible” scare-mongering over their reactions to a car striking pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum. Despite police insisting the incident - which injured 11 people - was a road traffic collision, former UKIP leader Farage told Fox News that officers were “clearly” treating it as a terrorist incident.  “Certainly while we have heard nothing official, the Metropolitan Police are clearly not only treating this as a terrorist incident, but it looks to me like they expect there could b...

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