Month: December 2019

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Whirlpool: MPs call on washing machine firm to offer swift refunds

MPs have called on Whirlpool to offer refunds or “swift compensation” as it recalls 519,000 washing machines. A cross-party group on consumer protection said customers had been “severely let down” owing to the delay until machines are fixed or replaced. The former head of the Commons Business Committee has also demanded the company give refunds …

UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham

The government has approved a US private equity firm’s takeover of UK defence and aerospace company Cobham. Advent International made a £4bn offer to buy Cobham in July, but it was delayed when the government intervened over national security concerns. The government announced its approval of the deal late on Friday night – which the firm’s …

Emanuel Ungaro: French fashion designer Emanuel dies aged 86

French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro has died in Paris aged 86. Ungaro was the son of Italian immigrants who trained under Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga. He founded his fashion house in the 1960s and described himself as a “sensual obsessive” – with a reputation for bold colours and prints. He retired and sold the brand …