Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

UK is Europe’s third most traffic-congested country

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LONDON: The UK has the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe, a study has found. Drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in the UK, according to traffic information company Inrix. Researchers calculated that the direct and indirect costs of hold-ups reached ...

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Google and Bing agree crackdown on pirate websites

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LONDON: Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches and pirated music under a new crackdown on illegal websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a new voluntary code designed to stop people from visiting disreputable content providers. The code ...

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Sajid Javid hits back at business rates ‘scaremongering’

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LONDON: “Unscrupulous” companies have been accused of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will rise in order to make a profit. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said “scaremongering” rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates going up while “cynically” promising to help firms win an appeal against ...

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemns Sehwan blast

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Friday condemned the explosions in Pakistan and Iraq that killed 80 and 50 people respectively. Voicing his condemnation on a social networking website, the foreign secretary said his country stands with Pakistan and Iraq in the fight against terrorism. In this tweet, Johnson said, ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

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KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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Bad customer service costs UK companies over £37 billion a year

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LONDON: More than a quarter of customers chose to take their business elsewhere or spent less with a company last year due to bad customer service at a cost of over £37 billion, according to research. An independent body which provides dispute resolution for the UK’s largest sectors, found that ...

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European Parliament backs controversial Canadian trade deal

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PARIS: MEPs overwhelmingly backed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the European Union and Canada. The vote saw fierce protests with around 700 campaigners taking to the streets outside the parliament building. Some pushed a mock Trojan horse, fearful that the Investment Court System (ICS) brought in with the ...

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UK ticketholder wins nearly £20m in EuroMillions draw

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LONDON: The £39 million jackpot was shared between one UK ticket and a ticket bought in Belgium. Each jackpot winner get a windfall of £19,987,961.20. The winning numbers were 2, 10, 24, 40 and 44 and Lucky Star numbers were 3 and 10. Andy Carter, winners’ advisor at The National ...

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Who should Amir Khan fight next

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LONDON: Amir Khan’s goal for 2017 is to secure a big world title fight – but what are his chances, and who will it be against? The former world light-welterweight champion is waiting for his adviser Al Haymon to come up with a warm-up opponent for April or May. Khan ...

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