News archive from 13 November 2018

Stock market tumbles amid fears the rise of big tech is over

Stock market tumbles amid fears the rise of big tech is over

Wall Street’s major indexes tumbled on Monday as shares of Apple and Goldman Sachs dragged down the technology and financial sectors. With Monday’s losses, all three indexes erased the gains from their brief rally after the US congressional elections...

 

Lancashire to get over £10m of government cash to pour into potholes

Lancashire is to receive the North West’s second-largest share of the road repair money announced in the budget last month. The county council area will be given £10.2m, with the standalone authorities in Blackpool and Blackburn in line for £532,000...

 

Why West Midlands workers must wait until 2023 for a real pay rise

Workers in the West Midlands must wait until 2023 before wages return to the level they were at before the banking crisis. A new study has found that the average weekly wage in the region is still lower than it was in 2008, before the near-collapse of...

 
Pop stardom beckons for YouTube R&B singer-songwriting sensation Mahalia

Pop stardom beckons for YouTube R&B singer-songwriting sensation Mahalia

Pop stardom beckons for a rising British R&B singer-songwriter talent from Leicestershire after she bagged a major YouTube honour. Mahalia, who hails from Syston, started writing songs on the guitar at the age of 11, and has been performing at...

 

Lancashire to get over £10m of government cash to pour into potholes

Lancashire is to receive the North West’s second-largest share of the road repair money announced in the budget last month. The county council area will be given £10.2m, with the standalone authorities in Blackpool and Blackburn in line for £532,000...

 
'Admitting problems helped us get debt-free'

'Admitting problems helped us get debt-free'

Some families are racking up debts with more than 20 creditors, then waiting for more than two years to seek help, new research has found. Analysis of callers to the National Debtline found that 43% said they had not sought help earlier as they were...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which?

Britain's worst and best online retailers named by Which?

Homebase runs Britain's worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which? The DIY chain's website was hard to navigate, offered poor value for money and was often not up to date on stock details, the survey found. SportsDirect.com,...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Why complaining really does take all day

Why complaining really does take all day

Consumers typically spend 24 hours each year calling or writing to complain, while at work, about poor customer service, research suggests. Problems with repairs in the home, delivery errors and frustrations about buying a property are the most common...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

Have 'non-traditional' advent calendars peaked already?

So-called adult or "non traditional" advent calendars have become a huge hit on the High Street in the last few years. But are there now too many of them? These specialist - and pricey - calendars often sell out within weeks, or so retailers...

BBC, 00:18 in Business
 
Police make inquiries at Edinburgh airport in Alex Salmond case

Police make inquiries at Edinburgh airport in Alex Salmond case

Police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Alex Salmond are looking into alleged incidents at Edinburgh airport. Staff were interviewed last week after initial inquiries into complaints by two Scottish government employees brought alleged...

Guardian, 00:19 in Politics
 

Lancashire to get over £10m of government cash to pour into potholes

Lancashire is to receive the North West’s second-largest share of the road repair money announced in the budget last month. The county council area will be given £10.2m, with the standalone authorities in Blackpool and Blackburn in line for £532,000...

 

Tree-cutting controversy at town hall as councillors and businessman clash

A businessman has been accused by councillors of “cocking a snook” at the planning process after chopping boughs off protected trees. Chorley Council’s development control committee heard that Andrew Roberts had removed the branches in an attempt to...

 

'Why shopping can be so embarrassing for me'

Shopping can be frustrating at the best of times, but for many disabled people it comes with even more unnecessary challenges - narrow aisles, no step-free access, rushed shop assistants. But one businessman and wheelchair user has turned his...

BBC, 00:22 in Business
 

Mark Casci: Time to stop the ludicrous impasse on devolution

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend and inevitably have been in a reflective mood. The main reason for this is not owing to any fear of growing older but rather more due to the fact that by the time you read this I will be on the train down to...

 
Michelle Obama reveals dread of Trump and how news cycle 'turns her stomach'

Michelle Obama reveals dread of Trump and how news cycle 'turns her stomach'

Michelle Obama has told of her dismay that so many American women chose “misogynist” Donald Trump as their president instead of the first female nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton. In her new memoir, Becoming, which is published on Tuesday, the...

 


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