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Pound slides to four-month low after Brexit talks finish

Picture copyright Getty Photographs The pound has sunk to a four-month low towards the greenback after cross-party Brexit talks between the Conservatives and Labour collapsed. On Friday night, the pound was 0.52% lower against the dollar at $1.273, having had its worst week in a 12 months. The pound was …

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How the standard brick constructed the world

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Rome’s Colosseum is made of varied supplies together with limestone, concrete and brick “I discovered Rome a metropolis of bricks and left it a metropolis of marble,” the primary Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, is claimed to have boasted 2,000 years in the past. If …

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US lifts metal and aluminium tariffs on Canada

Picture copyright Getty Photographs The US has reached a cope with Canada to raise tariffs on metal and aluminium imports in a transfer that would result in approval for a brand new North American commerce deal. In a joint assertion, the US and Canada introduced 25% tariff on metal imports, …

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EasyJet chief defends Champions League ultimate flight prices

Picture copyright Tim Anderson / EasyJet EasyJet’s chief government, Johan Lundgren, has defended his airline’s excessive ticket costs to fly to Madrid for the Champions League ultimate between Tottenham and Liverpool on 1 June. Soccer followers complained to BBC Radio 5 dwell that flights round that date price £1,000 as …

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LGBT harassment at work widespread, TUC survey suggests

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Greater than two-thirds of LGBT folks within the UK have been sexually harassed at work, a survey suggests. Of 1,151 polled by the Trades Union Congress, 68% mentioned they’d skilled harassment, with 42% reporting they’d acquired undesirable feedback about their intercourse life from a colleague. Greater …

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What has occurred to power since privatisation?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs The primary components of the power sector have been privatised in late 1990, when Margaret Thatcher was not prime minister, though the laws had been handed below her management. At the moment, the 12 regional electrical energy firms in England and Wales have been bought. Later, …

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Labour’s power plan ‘very last thing’ Nationwide Grid wants

Picture copyright PA The Labour Occasion’s plans to nationalise the nation’s power networks would hinder the shift to inexperienced power, Nationwide Grid has stated. The agency is the UK’s largest transmitter of electrical energy and fuel through its community of pylons and pipelines. Labour stated its pledge to return it …

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Asda might be listed on the inventory market after blocked merger

Picture copyright Reuters Asda might be listed on the inventory market after its merger with grocery store rival Sainsbury’s was blocked by the competitors authorities. Judith McKenna, chief government of Asda’s proprietor Walmart, has advised workers such an inventory is being thought of. However, she advised managers at an occasion …

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Virgin cell service restored after outage

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Virgin Cellular says it has restored providers to clients throughout the UK who had been struggling to make calls, ship textual content messages and use cell information. Virgin Cellular mentioned it might compensate clients for the issue which it mentioned was attributable to a “technical difficulty”. …

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