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Stella McCartney’s Team GB kit is confidently patriotic

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“The coat of arms is all around us in Britain. It’s so much a part of us that we barely even notice it, but it is so distinctively British,” said McCartney shortly after presiding over the launch wearing six-inch high heels, shoulder-robing a red coat over a cream blouse and black silk jogging bottoms. She was flanked on stage in central London by Tom Daley, who sported the new coat of arms on his tiny navy trunks, and Jessica Ennis with the image emblazoned on a two piece. The proud puffed chests of the lions on the coat of arms made for an... Read More »

A chair made from an actual Boeing 737 engine

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The brainchild of UK-based furniture design company, Fallen Furniture, the once-engine has been given a major facelift that makes it look both inviting and comfortable, rather than intimidating, loud and made-to-shred. boeing-737-jet-engine-chair-cowling-fallen-furniture-6a The engine from which it is fashioned belongs to the Boeing 737 (hence the name). The outer body comprises of a polished aluminum swiveling base and a black-leather upholstered interior. The website that has it up for sale doesn’t mention a price explicitly. But that ... Read More »

The worlds most expensive surfboard is handmade with 24k gold leaf

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In all this tough talk there comes along a gilded surfboard called Aureus. Considered to be the world’s first 24-karat gold leaf surfboard, this intricately created board consists of a plating that is rampant throughout the fiberglass. Lux surfboards is based in the UK and is an artist collaborative. Irrespective of its gold specification, the Aureus continues to function as a fully functional surfboard. It has easily won the accolade of being one of the world’s most expensive surfboards, valued at GBP 125k which amounts to nearly $183,000. ... Read More »

First quarter 2016 results

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Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive, said: “Despite the challenging environment, we are driving towards our near-term goal of rebalancing BP’s cash flows. Operational performance is strong and our work to reset costs has considerable momentum and is delivering results. Furthermore, development of our next wave of material upstream projects is well on track.” The Brent oil marker price averaged $34 a barrel in the quarter, compared with $44 in 4Q 2015 and $54 in 1Q 2015, and refining margins were at the lowest quarterly average for over five... Read More »

New Tesco Supplier App

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The launch of the Tesco Supplier Network in January 2015, an online community of Tesco suppliers, has been a key tool in developing closer channels of communication between Tesco, suppliers and producers. We are therefore pleased to share that we have launched a new Tesco Supplier Network App. The app provides Tesco suppliers a more accessible version of the Tesco Supplier Network website and will enable suppliers to: Receive instant notifications on the latest insights and updates from your Tesco contacts and their industry. Sign-up to u... Read More »

M&S becomes first retailer to make worldwide RFS commitment

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The aim is for all fishing boats supplying M&S to be certified by theResponsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by 2021, or be actively engaged in a time bound plan to achieve RFS certification. This applies worldwide, however UK boats will be required to gain the certificate or be actively engaged by the end of 2017. M&S is the first retailer to make a worldwide commitment of this kind. Andy Adcock, Director of Food at Marks & Spencer, said: “We’re passionate about being a responsible retailer. We only buy fish from the most sustainabl... Read More »

BP rolls out its best ever anti-dirt Ultimate fuels

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Drivers in the UK can now fill up with new BP Ultimate which includes ACTIVE technology, an innovative formula based on patented technology specially designed to actively fight dirt, protect against it building up and so help engines run as the manufacturer intended. BP stations across Australia, New Zealand, the US, Europe and South Africa will begin to see the new fuels in their forecourts in the coming weeks. Drivers who achieve improved fuel efficiency through use of Ultimate fuels may also reduce their CO2 equivalent emissions by up to ... Read More »

M&S introduces “make your mark” employability scheme to its London head office

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Make Your Mark is run by M&S in partnership with The Prince’s Trust and helps unemployed young people develop the skills and confidence needed to find work through a four week training and work placement programme. It is part of M&S’s commitment to play its part in tackling youth unemployment – an issue it has led the way on and remains committed to. The latest programme intake will see 19 young people take part in the training and work placement programme at M&S’s Paddington offices across departments including Food, Kidswear, P... Read More »

BP realigns senior executive team

McKay will be succeeded as Upstream chief executive by Bernard Looney, currently chief operating officer, production, in the Upstream segment. In addition to assuming some duties currently borne by BP’s Group Chief Executive, McKay’s responsibilities will include strategy and long-term planning, safety and operational risk, technology, and corporate governance – including ethics and compliance. BP America will continue to report to him. These appointments headline a reorganisation of BP’s executive team that includes other adjustments whi... Read More »

Burberry Menswear January 2016

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Burberry today revealed its latest Menswear collection, named “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” at its custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens. The collection was a celebration of the unification of the brand’s different ready to wear labels and styles. British singer-songwriter and 2015 Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine performed live from the centre of the venue, accompanied by a specially created band including a cellist and The Libertines drummer Gary Powell. Benjamin performed “Condo... Read More »

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