BT to consult 65,000 staff over future changes to pension schemes to tackle £9billion black hole — including raising the retirement age

BT is to start consulting up to 64,500 staff about possible changes to its two pension schemes. Chief exec Gavin Patterson said talks would take place within weeks. Talks . . . BT’s head office in London Options under consideration include raising the retirement age in exchange for future benefits and closing the costly final […]

This woman started her own cheese toastie shop after being made redundant twice – and now it makes £84k a year

REDUNDANCY can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career – but for Mechelle Clark, it was a springboard to start her own toastie business. Last year, the 35-year-old passionate cook from Aberdeen started Melt – the city’s first shop serving toasties made from grilled cheese and haggis…and even mac and cheese. […]

Weight Watchers previously revealed before and after weight loss pictures like this would soon be phased out. Picture: Instagram @weightwatchersaunz

Iconic company will rebrand as WW within days

IT’S been a diet and weight loss leader since 1963 — but within days, Weight Watchers will be gone forever. That’s because the iconic company fronted by Oprah Winfrey herself is undergoing a dramatic makeover of its own. With the company now firmly focused on “overall health and wellness” as opposed to simply shedding kilos, […]

‘I think all products are kind of copying each other.’ Picture: Fred Dufour/AFP

China’s annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

Online shoppers in China have shattered last year’s record of $US24 billion ($33.25 billion) in sales on the country’s annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its 10th year. The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the US for online purchases made on a single day. This year’s tally breaks from […]

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Britain’s Got Talent, Coronation Street and Towie could vanish from Virgin Media as ITV ‘demands MILLIONS to stay on cable network’

ITV could vanish from Virgin Media unless the cable company coughs up tens of millions of pounds, it has been claimed. The channel’s chief exec Adam Crozier this week hinted at the prospect at a conference in London as negotiations continue over the channels running on the Virgin TV platforms. Fan favourite shows like BGT […]