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Volkswagen bosses ordered staff to carry on cheating, FBI alleges

Volkswagen’s top executives told staff to cover up emissions cheating in the weeks before the scandal was exposed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed yesterday. The executives ordered the “continued concealment” of the existence of a device that was built into diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, in the knowledge that US regulators were unaware [...]

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air

even flight attendants were taken to hospital complaining of headaches caused by "odours in the cabin" on an American Airlines aircraft. The crew on flight 1896, which landed safely in Orlando on Monday night, were said to have been involved in what are known as fume events. Seven staff were hospitalised, but none of the [...]

British Airways Flight crew ‘spaced out’ on fumes

British Airways flight attendants on board an Airbus A380 “superjumbo” vomited, became “spaced out” and had to use emergency oxygen after suspected “toxic fumes” were detected in the cabin during a long-haul flight, a leaked internal report reveals. At least one crew member became so ill that he curled up on the floor and put [...]

Crowdfunding -Time to let the crowds see where all their money went

Anyone who dares to say anything even remotely critical about the financial revolution of crowdfunding risks being labelled as an unpatriotic, cynical envoy of the big banks. Celebrity investors from London’s Silicon Roundabout tech hub have been backed up by endless government ministers in asserting that “alternative finance” holds the key to the future of our economy. Using these [...]

BA attendant ‘poisoned’ by cabin fumes

A former British Airways flight attendant claims her health collapsed after she was “poisoned” by fumes while working on aircraft, as it emerged that four UK airlines are being sued by 74 cabin crew who say they were exposed to contaminated air. Trudie Dadd, 56, says she suffered “unbelievable fatigue”, memory and stomach problems, confusion, [...]

Warning from senior figure as advisers told to act early or risk disappointment when looking for EIS opportunities this year

A senior figure in the EIS community is warning advisers that they should start their EIS ‘season’ early, way before the traditional period of January to the end of the tax year. CEO of Kuber Ventures Dermot Campbell says that advisers should start looking at their client’s EIS needs next month if they want to [...]

EIS Film Funding – Does it matter that only 7% of British films make a profit?

British Films like Skyfall, Slumdog Millionaire, The Woman In Black and The King's Speech were international hits - putting them in the minority. Just 7% of films made in the UK turn a profit, according to recent figures revealed by the BFI. The statistics relate to more than 600 British films released in cinemas between 2003-2010. They showed [...]

Coutts sued over film partnerships advice

Coutts, the private banking and wealth management arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of pounds in redress following client claims they were given bad advice to invest in film schemes.

VN Aerotoxic Detection Solutions (VN-ADS) Successfully Completes its Stage 1 TCP Detector Development Programme.

In February 2016 Prof Ramsden completed all of the required research and development, with comprehensive data and a successful Proof of Concept, (POC) device to prove the mono-fibre optical technology capability to detect and measure TCP and other compounds that are present in aircraft cabins. He shared the research, data and a detailed report with [...]

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