Here are the top business stories making the headlines in the morning newspapers.

North Sea platform loses power

Oil workers have been taken off a North Sea platform after it lost power.

Operator TotalEnergies said that, as a precaution, 46 non-essential staff came ashore from the Culzean platform, 140 miles east of Aberdeen.

A further 70 staff have remained on-board.

The firm said there are no concerns for the safety of those on the platform and work is ongoing to restore power, with two specialists and extra equipment deployed to help.

The BBC says the cause of the incident, which occurred at about 8pm on Saturday during a planned production shutdown, is not yet known.

Erosion concern for Aberdeen seawall

Erosion could soon threaten the seawall protecting Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom, experts have warned.

Specialists brought in to map out the problem areas at the seafront believe the stretch between Footdee and the rock groynes at Queen’s Links are of the “most immediate concern”.

Some parts of the ageing seawall are in “worsening” need of repair and will need replaced.

The Press & Journal says the city has been fighting the lowering of the beach for decades, with the piles of boulders the last intervention in 2006.

New plans to protect the seawall will be drawn up as part of a strategy for the full Aberdeen coastline, from Cove to Blackdog Burn.

Prison for Just Stop Oil protestors

A judge has given heavy sentences to two Just Stop Oil protesters who brought traffic at the Dartford Crossing to a standstill last year.

Sentencing Morgan Trowland, 40, to three years in prison and 34-year-old Marcus Decker to two years and seven months, Judge Shane Collery KC said that the pair had to be “punished” for the chaos they caused to deter others from similar disruptive tactics.

Trowland and Decker had used ropes and other climbing equipment to scale the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links the M25 in Essex and Kent.

The Telegraph says their sentences are the heaviest handed out to environmental protesters who have embarked on a campaign of disruption in recent years, targeting roads and oil terminals.

Edinburgh Filmhouse building sold

The building which housed the Edinburgh Filmhouse has been sold for £2.65million.

The cinema in Lothian Road closed in October 2022.

The BBC says the B-listed building has now been sold by adminstrators, who would not confirm the identity of the new owner.

However, it has been reported that the successful bidder is pub operator Caledonian Heritable.

Royal Mail dispute over

Postal union leaders have accepted a below-inflation pay rise after a year-long dispute with Royal Mail.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has agreed a 10% pay rise across three years plus a £500 bonus lump sum.

For many of the union’s 115,000 postal workers, the deal is worse than a previously rejected offer of 9% over 18 months.

The Telegraph says the agreement marks a climbdown by union chief Dave Ward after his former deputy Terry Pullinger, who stepped aside last summer, said that the CWU would only accept an “inflation-based, no-strings pay award” in July.

But the CWU said that it had extracted a series of concessions from the Royal Mail board, led by former British Airways and John Lewis executive Keith Williams, in relation to reforms to working practices.

Blue tick badges reinstated

Some Twitter accounts with more than one million followers have had their blue tick badges reinstated by Twitter without paying to subscribe.

Beyoncé, Harry Kane, Richard Osman and Victoria Beckham are among those to have their blue tick back.

Before the platform was bought by Elon Musk, the blue tick was a badge of verification given for free by Twitter.

The BBC says it was originally used as a tool of authentication, designed to help stop fake accounts and the spread of misinformation.

Now it is a symbol that an account has subscribed to a premium service called Twitter Blue - and there is a verification process attached with making the payment.

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