Joel Hills

Business Editor

Joel Hills is Business Editor for ITV News. He leads all business coverage and provides in-depth analysis of the latest business stories on the agenda, both in the UK and around the world.

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Caution urged over Gatwick airport oil discovery

The discovery of oil reserves discovered in the Gatwick airport area has been hailed as 'significant' but analysts have been more cautious.

While the chairman of UK Oil & Gas Investments claimed there were 158 million barrels a square mile over a possible 1,100 square miles others questioned the figures.

ITV News business editor Joel Hills reports.

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Thousands of jobs at risk as B&Q to close 60 stores

One in six B&Q stores is set to close over the next two years, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Up to 3,000 workers across the UK and Ireland could lose their jobs as a sixth of the retail giant's 360 stores is earmarked for closure amid a struggling DIY market - though B&Q says it is creating around 900 positions as another name in its business family, Screwfix.

ITV News business editor Joel Hills reports:

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Germanwings plane 'in perfect condition' say Lufthansa

Lufthansa has firmly denied any suggestion of faults with the plane that crashed in the French Alps. They said it was in perfect condition when it took off.

Crash investigators say they have been able to listen to some of the cockpit voice recorder, but haven't got all the information yet to make sense of it.

Joel Hills has been looking at the possible cause of the crash.

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