Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Amazon Plans to Lower Some Prices at Whole Foods

SEATTLE: The era of Whole Paycheck, the derisive nickname for Whole Foods, may be drawing to a close. Amazon, which takes control of the upscale grocer on Monday, intends to slash prices the same day. The significance of the move goes well beyond the price of organic avocados, baby kale ...

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Self-driving lorries to be tested in UK

BRITAIN will begin testing convoys of self-driving lorries on public roads late next year, more than two years after similar tests were carried out across Europe. The trucks will be wirelessly linked, allowing them to synchronise braking and accelerating, in a technique known as “platooning”. A human driver in the ...

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Shares nosedive at Dixons Carphone after profit warning

LONDON: Dixons Carphone Ireland is continuing to “perform strongly” in the Irish market despite a bleak profit warning from its UK parent on Thursday. The company forecast an unexpected drop in earnings this year, sending its shares plunging as an increasing number of Britons opt not to upgrade their mobile ...

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Italian restaurant in UK refuses to serve Nadia Jamil

LONDON: An Italian restaurant in Cambridge, United Kingdom, has been accused of racism and Islamophobia after allegedly refusing to serve famous Pakistani actress and philanthropist Nadia Jamil and her father. Nadia Jamil took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to narrate the shocking incident. A picture shared by Nadia Jamil saw ...

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About 100 EU nationals told to leave Britain – mistakenly

LONDON: The Home Office of Britain has mistakenly informed about 100 people that they are to be deported from Britain. A letter was issued “in error” to a number of people stating that they are “liable to detention” so that a decision had been taken to remove them from Britain ...

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Mumbai jail safe for Vijay Mallya, UK court told

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

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

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

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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