Filta Group agrees £49.2m takeover by Franchise Brands

Kitchen services provider Filta Group agrees £49.2m takeover by multi-firm group Franchise Brands Franchise Brands’ services ranging from oven cleaning to commercial drainage The newly-enlarged company is set to have a market capitalisation of £191.2m Rugby-based Filta mainly focuses on cleaning kitchen

India Covid: Twitter agrees to block messages criticising government

Twitter has been blasted for agreeing to remove messages criticising the Indian government’s response to Covid even as the daily death toll passed 2,800 people.  Opposition politicians said messages blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers for the rapidly escalating crisis