This year saw the rise of independent music. From Stormzy to Lady Leshurr, the otherwise socio-economically disadvantaged are emerging as the new profiteers and, more importantly, owners of their own culture. Previously, black music was owned by big business and its portrayal was delineated...
The media landscape is about to change forever. Walt Disney has agreed to the purchase of large swathes of assets from 21st Century Fox for an eye-watering $52.4bn (£39bn), including film and television studios. The deal includes namely: film production businesses Twentieth...
Theresa May has implicitly accepted EU plans to postpone Brexit trade talks until March, amid concern that the British Government does not know what sort of trade deal it wants from the process. Speaking to European national leaders over dinner at a summit...
BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom seeks to overhaul its economy and balance the budget, according to a person with knowledge...
The woes of an early bitcoin investor. Until recently, people who paid virtually nothing for the virtual currency and watched it soar had only one way to enjoy their new wealth -- sell. And many weren’t ready. Lenders on the fringe of...
Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has concluded that the Bank’s London base is “unsatisfactory and leads to...
Two people were killed and three others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said. Police said in a statement there were two stabbing incidents within a few hundred metres of each other in a...
A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth. Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years. She says she called an ambulance and collapsed after suffering severe abdominal...
Ryanair has said that it has agreed to change its longstanding policy and recognise pilot unions in a slew of countries across Europe, including the UK, to avoid widespread disruption for travellers over the crucial Christmas period. The low-cost airline on Friday...