The chief executive and chief operating officer of struggling car dealership business Lookers have quit after issuing a second profit warning for the business since July.

Chief executive Andy Bruce - with the firm 19 years - and chief operating oficer Nigel McMinn leave on Friday.

The company said trading since mid-September had "been much more challenging than expected" and underlying pretax profits are expected to hit just £20 million for the year.

Chairman Phil White said: "It is disappointing to report this downturn in trading, but we have taken action to drive the future financial performance of the group.

"The board is resolute in its determination to restore the Group's fortunes with market leading practices in the sector."

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Mr Bruce said: "After nearly two decades with Lookers, it is now time for me to move onto new ventures and allow new leadership to take the business into its next chapter."

Mr McMinn added: "I have enjoyed helping to build the business at Lookers and working with a great team of people."

Management said it now expects underlying pre-tax profits to hit just £20 million this year, compared with £67.3 million in 2018.

Lookers blamed the poor performance at its 150 showrooms on "ongoing weakness in consumer confidence in the light of political and economic uncertainty, pressure on used car margins and retail cost inflation".

Shares in Lookers fell 22% in early trading.

The STV player service has launched on Sky, giving viewers access to STV content across all major TV platforms for the first time.

Sky customers will now be able to catch up with STV programmes including Coronation Street and I'm A Celebrity, which starts next month, as well as viewing all of STV's local programming.

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The launch follows confirmation earlier this year of STV's five-year strategic partnership with Sky.

It comes after STV Player launched on Virgin Media in December 2018.

Richard Williams, STV's managing director, digital, said: "With this launch, STV Player is now universally available across all platforms in Scotland for the first time.

"Sky is hugely popular in Scotland and our viewers will now be able to access their favourite STV shows, like the soaps and next month's I'm A Celebrity, alongside more relevant local programming whenever they want them.

"The STV Player is the most popular commercial broadcast player in Scotland and we're delighted to be working in partnership with Sky to expand its reach across the country."

STV said that, together, the Sky and Virgin launches effectively double STV's digital reach in Scotland.

Jon Simkin, managing director, channels and operations, Sky, said: "Sky brings together all the best entertainment in one place, so we are thrilled to be bringing our customers in Scotland access to great content via STV Player too."

Vodafone has teamed up with the world's leading ethical mobile phone company to sell its smartphones from the end of the year, the company has announced.

Customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to buy the Fairphone 3 from later this year, as Vodafone attempts to show off its green credentials.

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Fairphone, founded in the Netherlands in 2013, says its Android phone is ethically produced to ensure that workers, from the metal miners, to manufacturers and office staff, are properly treated and paid a decent wage.

The phone is also built in such as way that upgrades and repairs are easier, to ensure less electrical waste ends up in landfill, and the need to replace handsets is removed.

The deal with Vodafone will allow the two companies to collaborate on best practice and share knowledge on industry sustainability issues including electronic waste and responsible sourcing.

Vodafone said will help it achieve its commitment to cut its carbon footprint in half and buy all its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

The company has also vowed to re-use, re-sell or recycle 100% of its network waste and help customers extend the lives of the devices they already own.

Vodafone Group chief commercial operations and strategy officer Ahmed Essam said: "This strategic partnership between Vodafone and Fairphone brings together our expertise as Europe's leading and largest converged technology communications company with the recognised expert in sustainable smartphones."

Fairphone chief executive Eva Gouwens said: "Working with a large operator such as Vodafone helps to bring sustainable electronics to the mainstream market and therefore this is one of the strongest signals we can send to the rest of the industry."