Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Petrol prices across UK reach highest level in two years

Petrol prices have reached their highest level in more than two years, Government figures have shown. On Monday, one litre of petrol reached an average of £1.18 – the highest since December 2014, according to data released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Diesel car drivers have ...

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Forth Road Bridge closed after lorry blows over in high winds

THE Forth Road Bridge has been in both directions after a lorry was blown over in high winds early this morning. Commuters face severe disruption after the vehicle was blown on its side from the northbound carriageway on the the southbound side around 2am. Drivers have been warned that there ...

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PCB slams FICA for ‘careless and cavalier’ approach

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday slammed Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) over their ‘careless’ approach in handling the matter of international teams visiting Pakistan. FICA earlier on Tuesday had issued a report which strongly suggested that overseas players decline to participate in the 2017 Pakistan Super ...

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Government reduces stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 6%

LONDON: The Government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 6%, meaning the taxpayer is no longer the group’s largest shareholder and takes the lender one step closer to being returned to private hands. UK Financial Investments, which manages the Government’s stake in Lloyds, cut its ...

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Snapchat to set up international HQ in London

LONDON: Snap Inc, the company formerly known as Snapchat, has announced that it will set up its main international hub in the UK, in what is likely to be seen as a vote of confidence for British tech following the EU referendum result. The company says it chose Britain because ...

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Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans

LONDON: Tesco is closing two distribution centres in a shakeup of its UK operations that will reduce staff numbers by about 500. Britain’s biggest retailer will close warehouses in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, and Chesterfield, Derbyshire, as well as overhauling the management of its distribution network. This will lead to 1,015 ...

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Pregnant British man to be first to give birth in UK

LONDON: A 20-year-old transgender man will be the first male in the UK to give birth. Hayden Cross was born a girl and was going through hormone treatment for his transition; but unable to get assistance from the NHS to freeze his eggs prior to his full transition, he decided ...

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UK VW owners seek compensation over emissions scandal

LONDON: Thousands of Volkswagen owners in the UK are seeking compensation from the carmaker following the emissions rigging scandal. Lawyers said 10,000 owners had already expressed an interest in suing VW. They estimate owners could get “several thousand” pounds in compensation. Lawyers, headed by the firm Harcus Sinclair, are applying ...

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UK spending growth ‘at two-year high’

LONDON: The final three months of last year saw the strongest quarterly growth in consumer spending in two years, according to payment card company Visa. Its research, which reflects cash and card spending, showed expenditure rising at an annual rate of 2.8% in the fourth quarter. That was the quickest ...

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