News archive from 4 July 2017

Developer’s new take on rental build

Developer’s new take on Leeds rental build At a pre-application hearing at the City Plans panel, developer Neighbour revealed that it would be abandoning the usual private rented sector (PRS) method of managing high rise apartments. Instead they are...

 
Antonio Conte tells Chelsea board to do whatever it takes to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton

Antonio Conte tells Chelsea board to do whatever it takes to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton

Antonio Conte is desperate for Chelsea to win the race to sign Romelu Lukaku – even if it means breaking the transfer record by meeting Everton’s £100million valuation. Lukaku enjoyed another stellar campaign at Goodison Park but is set to leave the...

Metro, 00:02 in Sport
 
Watch £70m Liverpool transfer target Naby Keita wow with jaw-dropping dribbling skills

Watch £70m Liverpool transfer target Naby Keita wow with jaw-dropping dribbling skills

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has kept a sharp eye on the 22-year-old since he moved to the Bundesliga runners up last season. The Guinea international was an important part of Leipzig's league campaign, scoring eight goals and earning eight assists in 31...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

South Yorkshire tram-train will cost five times budget at £75.1m

Modification of the rail network for the UK’s first tram-train project has run five times over budget, a public spending watchdog has found. Network Rail’s work in South Yorkshire will cost £75.1m compared with an initial estimate of £15m when the...

 
Coronation Street spoiler: Bosses line up HOT new man for Beverley Callard's Liz McDonald

Coronation Street spoiler: Bosses line up HOT new man for Beverley Callard's Liz McDonald

The Weatherfield wallflower is about to find herself a new lover as producers introduce a male character just for her. Beverley has been playing Liz for 30 years on the soap, but is hopeful that her character will find love in the near future. She...

 

Drone near-misses soar to more than one a week: Pilots warn a 'disaster' is inevitable unless tougher laws...

The number of near-misses between drones and aircraft has more than doubled, with more than one occurring each week. As ministers came under pressure from the Solicitor General to crack down on drones after a major scare at Gatwick Airport, industry...

 

How gene that causes arthritis aided the spread of mankind by making early humans smaller so they could...

A single gene that made it easier for early humans to colonise Europe and Asia also causes arthritis, researchers claim. The gene, which causes people to be more compact, became more common when early humans moved out of Africa. Being smaller helped...

 

Touchdown! Big Lizzie receives airborne guests as Merlin helicopters make history by becoming first...

Merlin helicopters have today made history by becoming the first aircraft to land on the £3.1billion supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.  The pair of helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron touched down on her four acre flight deck on Monday.  The huge...

 
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank

Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank

Some of the self-employed should be entitled to the national minimum wage, a think tank has urged. The Resolution Foundation says that about half of the 4.8 million people classified as self-employed are low-paid and earn less than £310 a week. As...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Senior MPs urge post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal

Senior MPs urge post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal

The UK will continue to co-operate with the European Union on medicine testing after it leaves the bloc, two senior ministers have suggested. Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said such a deal would be "in the...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Sandwich chain Subway plans expansion in High Street war

Sandwich chain Subway plans expansion in High Street war

Sandwich chain Subway is planning to open another 500 stores by 2020 as it seeks to cement its place as the UK's largest High Street fast food chain. That would bring its total to 3,000 across the UK and Ireland - almost double that of closest rival...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

The 'Babypod' carrier that comes with an F1 pedigree

Formula 1 technology has had an impact in many other sectors, from aeronautics to cycling, public transport to data analytics, but now Williams has come up with a hi-tech carrier for critically ill new-born babies. Every year the Williams Formula 1...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 

Fintechs seek slice of Brazil's small business loan market

Financial technology firms in Brazil are targeting lending to small- and mid-sized companies to fill a gap in the credit market left by large lenders deterred by rising delinquencies and narrow margins. Fintech firms in Brazil have been growing fast...

 

Low-Paid NHS Staff Take on Serco Bullies

Porters and cleaners at four London hospitals launch strike action today STRIKES across four London hospitals today expose the scandal of NHS privatisation as low-paid workers fight multinational privateer Serco for a pay rise. Cleaners, porters and...

 

Rail unions step up calls for renationalisation as figures reveal ScotRail’s failures

FEWER than half of ScotRail trains arrive on time across a third of Scotland’s stations, latest figures showed yesterday leading to calls for renationalisation. According to data from ScotRail, covering the period April 30 to May 27, less than 50 per...

 


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