The scandal-hit tour operator Tui Travel and its advisers were engaged in poisonous recriminations this weekend as two more directors quit the board in what is believed to be a protest over the company’s handling of the discovery of a £117m black hole in its accounts. The shock departures of Jeremy Hicks, chairman of the FTSE-100 firm’s audit committee, and his fellow committee member Giles Thorley, come two months after finance director Paul Bowtell fell on his sword after revelations about the bookkeeping blunder at Tui’s UK operations. The Guardian, Financial, p34