British Business - March 14

March 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

- The UK government is exploring whether old coal-fired power stations that are due to close this year could be kept open to ease the energy crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Link

- The British government is backing plans for a significant expansion of domestic solar power generation and a second new nuclear power plant as part of Boris Johnson's new energy strategy in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Link

The Guardian

- The Ukrainian government will launch a non-fungible token marking the history of the Russian invasion with unique digital art, in its latest use of digital assets to fund its war efforts. Link

- Marks & Spencer MKS.L on Sunday said it will put Early Learning Centre toy shops and Nobody's Child fashion into some stores in a step-up of its strategy to sell external brands and increase its appeal to families. Link

The Telegraph

- Britain's pubs, hotels and restaurants are in talks with Downing Street about arranging jobs and accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Link

- UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is pledging to "go after the oligarchs that support Putin" by seizing private jets and yachts and targeting Russian aviation and shipping. Link

Sky News

- Property developer Nick Candy has promised to give Chelsea fans a seat on its board if his bid to buy the Stamford Bridge club is successful. Link

- Sir Martin Broughton, a British businessman who rescued Liverpool from a bitter boardroom battle a decade ago, is in talks to spearhead a rescue bid for Chelsea. Link

The Independent

- The UK will "continue to pursue more options for bolstering Ukraine’s self-defence", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday. Link

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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