Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Co-op £ 160m store plan, create 1600 jobs


YORK: The Co-op intends to open 100 new food stores across the UK in 2018 and give 150 existing stores a major makeover. More than 20 new stores are set to open in London, and up to 18 stores are planned for Scotland including stores in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Forres (Highlands) ...

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Canberra boy claims world’s first coin of 2018 at Royal Mint

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LONDON: When six-year-old Henry McArthur lent a hand drawing the raffle for the world’s first coin of 2018, he didn’t expect to pick his own ticket as the winner. Royal Australian Mint chief executive Ross MacDiarmid looked just as surprised, having himself asked the young man to “do the honours” ...

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Ed breaks another album record

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LONDON: Ed Sheeran’s has enjoyed more spells at number one than any other male solo artist in the UK. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter has had an incredible 2017 with the release of his third album , which features hits such as ‘Perfect’ and ‘Shape of You’, and now Ed has achieved ...

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Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Boris Johnson says

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LONDON: The UK’s aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the money will be “more sensibly distributed” to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist militants. His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the international ...

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UK facing skills emergency, CBI claims


The UK is facing a “skills emergency” and cannot let Brexit distract people from tackling the crisis, a business leader has said. CBI director-general Caroline Fairbairn said weaknesses in supporting young people into work had existed for years, but the changing nature of jobs had made the situation “critical”. She ...

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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Britain's Prince Harry is seen interviewing former U.S. President Barack Obama, in Canada, in a 'Today Programme' exclusive, in this undated still image taken from video and received via 'The Today Programme on the BBC Radio 4' in London

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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60% of rubbish in waste bins ‘should have been recycled‘

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MANCHESTER: Almost 60% of Scotland‘s household rubbish in waste bins could have been recycled, according to a new report. The cost to councils of sending this to landfill amounts to about £54m per year, says Zero Waste Scotland. Its study found that 670,000 tonnes of waste that could have been ...

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Queen reflects on year’s tragedies, pays tribute to terror victims

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LONDON: Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to London and Manchester in her annual Christmas message for how they handled terror attacks this year. She recalled the year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, which had claimed the lives of 71 people, and devastating tropical hurricanes. “This Christmas, I think of ...

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