Business News Archive - September 27, 2008

Passengers flying out of East Midlands Airport faced delays after a computer fault at the UK's main air traffic control centre led to disruptions. The problem started just before 4pm yesterday when a fault occurred in one of the systems at Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre in Hampshire.

Low-cost carrier Ryanair is to stop flights between East Midlands Airport and Shannon. The airline, the largest at the Castle Donington airport, will drop the Shannon to East Midlands route from October 31, after two new routes are added from the Irish airport.

By Simon Calder Six months ago this morning, tens of thousands of passengers discovered what they had been assured would be "far and away the best airport experience in the whole of Europe" was, in fact, possibly the most expensive shambles in the world.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/16d476/thailand_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Thailand Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering.

By David Laister Grimsby's biggest company is heralding a new ice age as we head back to the freezer for our food. Seafood giant Young's has reported a staggering 20 per cent year- on-year growth in frozen product sales, with the whole industry up 10 per cent.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2008) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/ relations/indexaude.shtml.

At mining's peak, Derbyshire's 40 plus pits employed more than 40,000 people, many of them risking their lives daily as they toiled underground. In one instance, in May 1938, an explosion killed 79 men and injured 40 at Markham pit.

By Robin Acton Retiree Leda Gismondi is a savvy investor who has belonged to an investment club for more than two decades.

By Rob Griffin Aradical overhaul of pension legislation coming into force at the beginning of October will give millions of us far greater control over our long-term savings and help ensure a financially comfortable retirement.

News in brief Amanda Knox, left, has come face-to-face in an Italian court with her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, for the first time since they were remanded in custody last November, accused of murdering Meredith Kercher.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.