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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Boots, East Coast rail service, Didi

The pharmacy chain Boots will become the latest large retailer to make its products available through Deliveroo, as the takeaway delivery company aims to expand beyond restaurant orders. Stores in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Nottingham will be among the 14 initially available in the trial as part of a pilot scheme launching on Tuesday. – Guardian
Faster trains and extra seats that had been promised for the London-Edinburgh East Coast line in a flagship £1.2bn upgrade will be delayed for at least a year. About 40 more train services and 20,000 extra seats a day were due to be added next May after the biggest engineering programme on the existing railway, which has closed King’s Cross and parts of the mainline at weekends over the last few years. – Guardian

The Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi has suspended plans to launch in Britain and continental Europe amid concerns about how it handles sensitive passenger data, The Telegraph can reveal. Didi had secured licences to operate in several British cities as part of a push to challenge Uber, but is now understood to have pulled the plans for at least 12 months. – Telegraph

Businesses selling goods that require product safety marks have another 12 months before UK standards will apply, the government has announced. It said the move to delay the requirement to display the new UKCA kitemark until January 1, 2023, would give companies affected by the pandemic in England, Wales and Scotland more time to get their products assessed. – The Times

Universal Music Group has announced an exclusive deal with Aerosmith to house the band’s entire recorded catalogue, as the world’s largest music label prepares to go public next month. Vivendi, the French media group which owns Universal, is preparing to spin it off onto the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange by September 27. – The Times

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