Some U.K. households may see their water bills rise under proposals for compulsory water meters in the interest of water conservation, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing research by the Consumer Council for Water.
Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi’s regime was set to proclaim him king or emperor once it reclaimed the country from rebels, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing papers it uncovered from Prime Minister Baghdadi al Mahmudi’s abandoned Tripoli office. The document found by the newspaper was dated July 15 and set out a strategy to mobilize Libya’s tribes to re- establish the regime’s control over the country.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Radio International will today make a bid for Absolute Radio, the former Virgin Radio that Branson sold 14 years ago, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the situation. The radio group’s owner, TIML Radio, may also receive indicative non-binding offers from UTV, Global Radio, Orion Media and Bauer Media, owner of Magic 105.4, the Telegraph said.
A U.K. government-commissioned report will call for swift action to sell Royal Mail Group Ltd., which is saddled with a 10 billion-pound ($15 billion) pension deficit, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
SVG Capital Plc may face investor opposition over plans to return only 15 percent of the firm’s capital and its proposal to end an exclusive relationship with buyout firm Permira Advisors LLP, the Daily Telegraph reported.
British Broadcasting Corp. Director General Mark Thompson is paid too much and his 838,000 pound ($1.4 million) salary is “out of kilter” with current circumstances, Michael Grade , former chairman of the BBC said, the Daily Telegraph reported.