Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'
Sep24

Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'

The Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise.

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Uber London licence: ‘Direct anger at firm’ says mayor
Sep23

Uber London licence: ‘Direct anger at firm’ says mayor

. Reuters . Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in London London Mayor Sadiq Khan says anger from customers and drivers over Uber losing its licence should be directed at the company. More than 500,000 people have signed a petition, started by Uber, to urge Transport for London (TfL) to reverse its decision not to renew the licence. TFL said Uber could not hold a private hire operator licence on the grounds...

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s
Sep23

UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s

. Reuters The UK’s credit rating has been cut over concerns about the UK’s public finances and fears Brexit could damage the country’s economic growth. Moody’s, one of the major ratings agencies, downgraded the UK to an Aa2 rating from Aa1. It said leaving the European Union was creating economic uncertainty at a time when the UK’s debt reduction plans were already off course. Downing Street said the...

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Eurozone sees ‘burst of activity’ in September
Sep22

Eurozone sees ‘burst of activity’ in September

. . The eurozone economy ended the third quarter of the year on a strong note, a survey has indicated. The IHS Markit composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) suggested private businesses grew faster than expected in September. It said manufacturers had enjoyed their best month since early 2011. Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said: “The eurozone economy ended the summer with a burst of...

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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions
Sep21

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

. Reuters . Donald Trump was speaking ahead of meetings with the leaders of South Korea and Japan US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the North. The president also said China’s Central Bank had instructed other Chinese banks to stop...

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How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?
Sep21

How do you like your wine – with a cork or screw-cap?

. Jorge Sarmento . Cork is harvested from a type of oak tree, with Portugal the world’s largest producer If you are a regular wine drinker it is almost certain that you have opened a corked bottle or two in your time. As a result of a tainted cork, the wine smells and tastes unpleasant – all musky and mouldy. After the initial disappointment, you then have the worry of trying to get your money back from the wine shop or...

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