Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Mumbai jail safe for Vijay Mallya, UK court told

Vijay Mallya

LONDON: The Centre has submitted a report to a London court about the living and security conditions at the city’s Arthur Road jail where it is planning to lodge fugitive liquor baron, Vijay Mallya (61), once he is extradited to India. Mallya is accused in a money-laundering case. When brought ...

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McDonald’s workers in the UK set to strike

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LONDON: Employees at two restaurants, Cambridge and Crayford, voted to take industrial action over concerns about working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts. They also wanted a wage increase to at least £10 an hour and were keen to be allowed to form a trade union as employees of ...

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Record month for overseas visitors to the UK

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LONDON: Britain received a record number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2017, and the number of Britons making trips abroad reached an all-time high for the time of year, official figures showed. Some 10.75 million foreigners visited Britain for tourism or other purposes between April and June, ...

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Sarah Champion resigns following criticism over newspaper column

Sarah Champion

LONDON: Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP said she was concerned that continuing in her shadow cabinet role would distract from the “crucial issues” around child protection. ...

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British retail sales slow in July

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LONDON: British retail sales growth slowed broadly as expected in July after a strong second quarter, as shoppers cut back on purchases of most goods other than food, adding to worries about a fall in consumer demand caused by higher inflation. Year-on-year retail sales growth dropped to 1.3 percent in ...

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Manchester Arena relatives to get £250,000

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MANCHESTER: The families of those killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack are to receive £250,000 each, after more than £15m was donated by the public to the We Love Manchester Fund. Twenty-two people were killed and scores injured when a bomb exploded after an Ariana Grande concert in May. ...

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Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

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Rail users in Scotland will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Abellio ScotRail can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters would be ...

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Elusive Brexit clarity meets sober economic reality

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DUBLIN: Last time British Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a walking holiday, she called what turned out to be — for her — a disastrous election. Not this time, it is assumed. But financial markets and an eager public hoping she can provide some Brexit clarity will probably have ...

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