Competition regulator pauses Amazon’s deal with Deliveroo

Competition regulator pauses Amazon’s deal with Deliveroo

The UK’s competition regulator has ordered Amazon and the food delivery company Deliveroo to pause any integration efforts pending an investigation into potential breaches of competition rules. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Friday issued an initial enforcement order against the companies after Amazon bought a stake in Deliveroo. The order is preliminary to a decision, with no set deadline, on whether to launch a full merger inquiry. The online retailer was the lead investor in a $575m (£457m) financing round announced in May that valued Deliveroo at more…

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Bury bodies along UK’s motorways to ease burial crisis, expert suggests

Bury bodies along UK’s motorways to ease burial crisis, expert suggests

From burials in pyramids to scattering ashes and even plastination, there has been no shortage of ideas about how to deal with human corpses. But with graveyards and crematoria almost full in Britain, the conundrum of what to do with the dead has resurfaced with new urgency. Now a leading public health expert has suggested the sides of motorways, cycle paths and even brownfield or former industrial sites could be transformed to house the dead. “We need to challenge local authorities and county councils and say as part of their…

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