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Shipping disruption: ‘We’re doing our best – but this is crippling’

Disruption in the shipping industry is creating a shortage of goods – and consumers face higher prices.

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Morrisons rejects bid from US private equity firm

Morrisons says the offer from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice “significantly undervalues the business”.

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Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story

A firm making wire fairy sculptures has been hit by scammers using adverts on the social media network.

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Some furloughed workers do not want to return, Andrea Leadsom says

But the ex-business secretary says there is also a mental health issue, with some fearful of returning.

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Coronavirus: Setback for EU in legal fight with AstraZeneca

But the drug-maker faces hefty fines if it fails to supply doses of Covid-19 vaccine over the summer.

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‘We can’t go on our much-needed cruise’

Passengers react after MSC Cruises overbooks trips ahead of postponed Covid restriction lift.

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Bloomsbury staff must be vaccinated before office return

The Harry Potter publisher will require all staff to be vaccinated before they return to offices.

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Music fans still holding tickets to thousands of postponed shows

The latest four-week delay to unlocking restrictions has pushed an additional 5,000 gigs into doubt.

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UK food and drink exports to the EU almost halve in first quarter

The pandemic and Brexit hit exports in the first three months of the year, says the Food and Drink Federation.

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Retail sales fall in May as shoppers dine out

The reopening of hospitality firms saw food sales drop, but people spent money on outdoor furniture.