‘My captors took everything, my job gives me a future’
Jan18

‘My captors took everything, my job gives me a future’

. Peter now works re-stocking shelves in a Co-op store, having escaped from his captors There are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery living in Britain’s towns and cities, it is estimated. But many argue that the number is probably much higher. Those who escape or are discovered often recover physically but suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety attacks. They are terrified of the police, and for some their...

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Carillion: Government ‘inept’ over crisis, says GMB boss
Jan17

Carillion: Government ‘inept’ over crisis, says GMB boss

. PA GMB union boss Tim Roache has said the government’s response to the Carillion crisis has been “inadequate and inept”. The construction giant has gone bust, putting thousands of jobs at risk. Mr Roache said that his union had called on Business Secretary Greg Clark to set up a task force to help private sector companies and employees affected by Carillion’s collapse. The government offered firms working in...

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A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK
Jan16

A million dangerous tumble dryers still in UK

Faulty tumble dryers which can catch fire are still widely used in the UK, a committee of MPs warns.

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Why the A380 never really took off
Jan15

Why the A380 never really took off

Airbus has said it will stop making its superjumbo if it does not get any more orders.

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Carillion to go into liquidation
Jan15

Carillion to go into liquidation

Construction giant Carillion is to take steps to go into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest...

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Crunch rescue talks over Carillion continue
Jan14

Crunch rescue talks over Carillion continue

. . . Carillion worked on the Battersea Power Station revamp Talks are continuing to try to save the troubled construction firm Carillion amid reports it could collapse by Monday. The future of the firm is being discussed at high-level government meetings, the BBC understands. New Tory party chairman Brandon Lewis told the BBC the government was keeping “a very close eye on this”. The key government contractor has debts of...

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