The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

UK hospitals are struggling to get the ventilators they need to support coronavirus patients who develop severe breathing problems, and the usual suppliers cannot meet demand. Other factories are trying to switch their systems to producing ventilators for hospitals, including Prodrive, a company in Oxfordshire which usually makes racing cars.Theo Leggett - ReporterFilmed and edited…

WeWork's Adam Neumann quits as chief executive

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adam Neumann is co-founder and chief executive of the We Company WeWork's Adam Neumann has agreed to step down as chief executive of the trendy office rental firm saying it's in the "best interests" of the company.The decision is effective immediately, the firm said. He will remain with the…

How do toy shops pick the right Christmas toys?

Image copyright Getty Images It can be stressful deciding what toy to buy for kids at Christmas.Imagine, then, deciding what toys to buy to fill the shelves of Hamleys on London's Regent Street, where more than 650,000 shoppers have already walked through the doors this December.It is a mammoth task that starts at the beginning…

Debenhams creditors back turnaround plan

Image copyright AFP Debenhams' creditors have backed a turnaround plan that will see the closure of 50 stores and rent reductions for others.Landlords and others voted with a majority "significantly above" the required threshold of 75% on each of the board's proposals. The announcement came hours after it emerged administrators had rejected all takeover bids…

Will robots take our factory jobs?

As manufacturing becomes more automated, it will employ fewer people. As the new wave of automation comes, will the number of jobs continue to fall? And where will the new jobs appear?This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.Animation: Zoe Bartholomew; Producer: Ben King

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MS Dhoni is run out in the Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand With India's talismanic batsman MS Dhoni mere centimetres away from safety, a direct hit sends two bails flying into the air and ends a country's hope of lifting the Cricket World Cup trophy.The…