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X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...
Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business
Business rates in England could be changed to help High Street retailers, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said.He told a fringe event at the Conservative party conference the role played by High Streets should be recognised and adjusting business rates "will be one way of doing that".Retail groups say online shopping and rising business rates have left many High Street retailers struggling.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomed Mr Clark's comments.He said the Treasury is conducting a review of business rates, but his view is the High Street "makes a big contribution to the community, and to villages, towns and cities"."And I think some recognition of that is required. Business rates will be one way of doing that," Mr...
South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

World
SEOUL, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Heads of major South Korean conglomerates will be part of the South Korean delegation for the third North-South Korea summit in Pyongyang next week, South Korean media reported Thursday. Some 10 to 15 business leaders of Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG will visit Pyongyang next week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the third summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Maeil Business. Those invited include vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and de facto leader of South Korea's largest Samsung Group Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company Chung Eui-sun, chairman of SK Corporation Choi Tae-won, CEO of LG Group Koo Kwang-mo and Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun. The business magnates will be part of a 200-member So...
How the medical-tourism business thrives

How the medical-tourism business thrives

Finance
IN THE tiny Croatian town of Zabok patients arrive in their thousands each year from across Europe and the Middle East, seeking replacement hips or knees at the St Catherine hospital, which specialises in orthopaedic work. Some come for treatment they cannot get at home, others to escape long waiting-lists for public health care or high prices for private operations. Croatia is one of a number of treatment hotspots in the medical-tourism industry. Babies are made in Barbados, sexes are changed in Bangkok, teeth are replaced in Hungary or Mexico and hair is transplanted in Turkey (see map).Precise numbers are hard to pin down, partly because of differences between countries in what is counted as medical tourism. Some national statistics include a mere spa visit or a tourist who falls sick. ...
Raab’s first job – building bridges with business

Raab’s first job – building bridges with business

Business
The leaders of Britain's biggest business groups have met new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, telling him that time is running out for a deal to be agreed with the European Union. Mr Raab met bosses of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Institute of Directors, Confederation of British Industry, Federation of Small Businesses and the EEF, which represents manufacturers.The group, together with civil servants, met this morning at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, along with the Business Secretary Greg Clark.:: LIVE: Two more resignations in protest at PM's Brexit dealSky News understands that the five business groups have enjoyed weekly meetings with Mr Clark in recent months, but met only once every six weeks with the previous Brexit Secretary, David Davis.Over the past f...