Telstra’s network of 15,000 payphones will now be free to use for standard national calls and SMS

Aussies will now be able to use Telstra’s 15,000 public payphones for FREE Telstra payphones will be free for standard national calls and SMS from Tuesday The network of 15,000 payphones will also be completely coinless by October 11 million calls & 230,000 critical calls were made on payphones in the past year By Australian … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: Betrayal of Standard Life Aberdeen’s brand heritage

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, proclaims Proverbs.  Since the 2017 merger of Martin Gilbert’s Aberdeen Asset Management and the dowager of Scottish insurance, Standard Life, the two firms have contrived to damage both titles. The idea that the group’s new identity Abrdn will have financial advisers up and down … Read more

Vowel play! Standard Life Aberdeen mocked as it drops ‘e’ to be Abrdn

Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) has become the latest firm derided over an ill-judged name change. The asset manager, which invests more than £500billion on behalf of savers, governments and insurers, announced it was to be called Abrdn. For the avoidance of doubt, the firm pointed out that its new moniker would still be pronounced ‘Aberdeen’. … Read more

Changes to the Standard Model of physics could point to a ‘God Equation’

Q: What first sparked your interest in the idea of a ‘God Theory’? Why that name over Universal Theory? I first got interested in the God Equation when I was 8 years old. All the newspapers said that a great scientist had just died. They published a picture of his desk, with an unfinished book. … Read more

Erdem teamed up with Universal Standard for a more inclusive collection going up to a UK size 40

High end designer Erdem, whose pieces are a firm fixture in royal wardrobes, has taken the unprecendented step of launching a clothing range giong up to a size 40.   Turkish-Canadian designer Erdem Moralıoğlu, who launched his eponymous fashion brand in London, has joined forces with US-based Universal Standard, which specialises in plus-size collections, going up to … Read more

Standard Life Aberdeen cuts dividend by a third

Standard Life Aberdeen cuts dividend by a third as customers continue to pull money out of its funds By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:47 GMT, 9 March 2021 | Updated: 22:47 GMT, 9 March 2021 Crisis: Standard Life Aberdeen’s Edinburgh HQ Standard Life Aberdeen has slashed its dividend by a third after … Read more

George Osborne lands another new job as he quits roles at Evening Standard and BlackRock

George Osborne lands another new job: Former chancellor leaves roles at Evening Standard and US firm BlackRock to become investment banker at Robey Warshaw George Osborne served as David Cameron’s chancellor between 2010 and 2016 In 2017, the father-of-two stepped down as Conservative MP for Tatton, Cheshire Since leaving Cabinet he has held high power … Read more

MasterChef winner Oli Martin has top tips to help make home cooking restaurant standard

Missing restaurant food? Then make it at home – by following the advice of top chef Oli Martin. He won the festive edition of MasterChef: The Professionals recently and his restaurant at Hipping Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale has an impressive four AA rosettes, so he knows his way around the kitchen. Here he offers top … Read more

Standard Chartered deal gives staff an office closer to home

Standard Chartered signs deal to allow staff to work away from central offices in big step towards permanent flexible working at a major financial firm By Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 9 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 9 January 2021 Standard Chartered has signed a global deal that will allow … Read more

Flexible flight tickets can be £1,700 more expensive than standard fares says Which?

Flexible flight tickets can cost up to 17 times more than standard fares – prompting accusations airlines are cashing in on unwitting holidaymakers during the pandemic. A flexible ticket – which allows travellers to move their flight date free of charge – can be £1,700 more expensive than standard. The extortionate prices highlighted in a … Read more