News archive from 11 May 2017, page 13

Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is only hiring government-accredited taxi drivers in Myanmar, a regional executive said, a move that allows it to avoid the legal hurdles that have dogged it across Asia in one of the region's last frontier markets....

Reuters, 06:06 in Business
 
Black Mamba should NOT have been criminalised, says North Wales crime tsar

Black Mamba should NOT have been criminalised, says North Wales crime tsar

Problems caused by junkies using so called zombie drugs in Wrexham have been caused by the narcotic being made illegal, says North Wales’ police commisisoner. Recently the phenomenon of drug users using former “legal highs” has become prominent, with...

 

Nationalisation of key industries 'in leaked draft of Labour manifesto'

Jeremy Corbyn will go into the General Election pledging to nationalise key industries and reverse years of austerity, according to a leaked draft of the Labour manifesto. The 43-page document sets out plans to take the energy industry, railways,...

 

Headteachers speak of academisation benefits after final three secondary schools under council control...

Headteachers and trust bosses have spoken of the huge benefits that becoming academies has brought to Sheffield schoolchildren. They believe the schools forming the latest multi-academy trust – King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High...

 

Last three secondary schools under council control in Sheffield apply to become academies

The final three secondary schools under control of Sheffield Council are set to become academies – pledging the move will make them even better. King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High have applied to join the Minerva Learning Trust,...

 

Escaping the Holocaust: One Yorkshirewoman’s amazing story

A Holocaust survivor given life-saving sanctuary in Yorkshire as a child is dismayed at treatment of young Syrian refugees facing similar hardships to what she went through. Chris Burn meets her. Aged just 11 years old and speaking almost no English,...

 

Thursday briefing: 'I will be fine' – but anger roils over Comey's ouster by Trump

Top story: Fallout continues after Trump sacks head of FBI Good morning, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the briefing this morning. There has been a noisy backlash in US politics, law enforcement and at the White House gates against Donald Trump’s...

 

Spontaneous protests wrongfoot police, loosening India's grip on Kashmir

Images of students confronting police on campuses have come to symbolise Kashmiri protests against Indian rule as much as gun-toting militants in fatigues, in what security officials and separatist leaders say is a dangerous new phase of the...

 

Tour-iffic effort raises £1,200

As some of Europe’s top cyclists lined up in Bridlington for the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, staff at a town centre solicitors were preparing for a challenge of their own. The team at Murray Hills solicitors in King Street got on exercise bikes...

 

The Grain column with Emma Croft

Last week was another week of weather watching, monitoring currency movements and hoping for rain. Many local growers, particularly those on lighter land are becoming increasingly concerned for crops ahead of yet another dry week. Some areas may catch...

 

Headteachers speak of academisation benefits after final three secondary schools under council control...

Headteachers and trust bosses have spoken of the huge benefits that becoming academies has brought to Sheffield schoolchildren. They believe the schools forming the latest multi-academy trust – King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High...

 

Last three secondary schools under council control in Sheffield apply to become academies

The final three secondary schools under control of Sheffield Council are set to become academies – pledging the move will make them even better. King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High have applied to join the Minerva Learning Trust....

 

Anderson delighted to get Scotland U20 call

0 Have your say Patrick Anderson, from Duns, has been been named in the Scotland U20 squad for the forthcoming World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia (May 31-June 18). The 28-man squad consists of 16 forwards and 12 backs, and includes six players –...

 

Sheffield City Council ‘will fail’ without more help from business

Business must step up - or a cuts-ravaged Sheffield City Council “will fail.” The private sector needs to help fill the gap left by a shrinking authority, according to Leigh Bramall, former deputy leader and cabinet member for business. At the same...

 

Headteachers speak of academisation benefits after final three secondary schools under council control...

Headteachers and trust bosses have spoken of the huge benefits that becoming academies has brought to Sheffield schoolchildren. They believe the schools forming the latest multi-academy trust – King Edward VII School, High Storrs and Stocksbridge High...

 


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