Saturday, July 21, 2018

Politics

Burberry reports jump in profit and announces shift away from non-luxury market

Fashion label Burberry posted a jump in operating profit for the first half of its financial year on Thursday, and announced that it was shifting its...

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October,...

Vodafone-CityFibre deal targets ultra-fast broadband expansion for 5 million homes and businesses

Telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fibre network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million...

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin tomorrow as investigation into Russia’s US election interference...

Donald Trump will meet Vladimir Putin in Vietnam tomorrow, the Kremlin has said. The leaders, who discussed allegations of Russian meddling in the US election during their...

Bali volcano: Airport shut for second day as Mount Agung spews more ash

Bali’s international airport has been shut for a second day as Mount Agung continues to spew towering columns of volcanic ash. Indonesian authorities have renewed warnings and told citizens living near the volcano they may...

UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit

UK government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, helped by a rebate from the European Union. Public sector borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, fell to a lower-than-expected £2.6bn last month, a £2.5bn fall...

If the Brexit Impact Assessments say what we fear they will, then Labour must...

It is grim to see the symptoms of new variant malady appearing in Conservative ministers.  It’s a progressive illness. At first, the over-confidence and blind optimism make...

Parents should limit children’s screentime to 90 mins a day to prevent obesity

Scientists have found links between prolonged periods of exposure to screens and obesity in children. Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of...

TV news reporter hits back at body-shaming viewer who said she looks ‘ridiculous’

An American TV news reporter has spoken out in response to a woman who bodyshamed her on social media.  Demetria Obilor works for ABC’s WFAA in Dallas,...

Billionaires and royals are rushing to teach their kids Mandarin

Learning a second language has been proven to offer a swath of cognitive, health, and educational benefits. It improves brain development, can protect against dementia, and...