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Rail strikes: Unions slammed for outdated rules – ‘nine workers to change a plug socket’

Mick Lynch, the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT), said strikes will continue into the summer if the dispute over pay and job losses is not resolved. There is rising concern that the railway strikes could become part of a general strike as nurses and teachers, among other […]

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Finance

Employers test new approach to plug skills gap in engineering

The search and rescue helicopter banks steeply over Dorset’s Jurassic coastline, its downward-facing radar capable of finding a single person that might be lost, floating in the English Channel. For this demonstration flight, the weather is perfect, but as Mark Burnand, chief test pilot at Leonardo Helicopters explains, the AW101 is equally capable in zero […]

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UK

’12 weeks to get money back’ Holidaymaker has wedding cancelled as Gatwick pulls plug

Caller Mohammed from South Shields rang up to speak with journalist Eddie Mair about the disruption the travel industry has caused him. The caller confirmed that his brother’s wedding has now been completely called off, as 80 guests who were supposed to be on the cancelled flight have no other way to get to Egypt. […]

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Automotive

Drivers wanting switch to EVs now face huge wait as manufacturers pull the plug

SUPPLY of EVs is outstripping demand with waiting times now over a year. Source link

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UK

Illegal rave in Cornwall ends after FOUR days as police slammed for not pulling the plug

Ravers descended on Davidstow Airfield, near Camelford, Cornwall, at about 10pm on Friday, June 3, erecting a festival-scale arena, stands and campsite. Neighbours complained of loud, non-stop electronic music from the event keeping them awake at night. Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police tried for days to end the illegal gathering by encircling the rave […]

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UK

Meghan Markle could ‘pull plug’ on Jubilee return after ‘bad publicity’ in Texas – claim

Meghan Markle is set to return to the UK for the first time since stepping down as a senior royal in March 2020. But the Duchess of Sussex could change her mind last minute and choose not to return after receiving bad publicity for her visit to Texas, royal expert Neil Sean has claimed. Speaking […]

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Finance

ITV is told to find £133m to plug gap in rentals pensions

At its first-quarter trading update the broadcaster said it was holding talks with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to try to reach agreement over how much it should put in. Box Clever was formed in 2000 as a joint venture between the TV rental businesses of ITV’s predecessor Granada and Thorn’s Radio Rentals. It failed in […]

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Entertainment

‘Jon Bon Jovi needs to pull the plug and get help’ says UK rock star after ‘vocal fail’

Jon Bon Jovi has one of the great classic rock voices, layered with a rich rasp and powerful belt in the upper register across classics like Livin’ On A Prayer and Always. But his vocals have been receiving intense criticism and concern over the past few years and then again especially following the band’s recent […]

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Entertainment

Baz Luhrmann hijacked the Met Gala to plug his Elvis movie

Austin Butler and Priscilla PresleyPhoto: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, the biopic about Elvis Presley that Tom Hanks was filming when he got COVID, is still more than a month away, but Luhrman and his crew have their marketing machine in full swing anyway. Tonight, the filmmaker, Elvis star Austin Butler, and the […]

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World

Xi delivers devastating blow to Putin as China pulls plug on sanctions-busting deal

Russia has been hit with a package of severe economic punishments by the West in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. The punitive measures have targeted various sectors of the economy, in particular finance and major Russian banks. The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has seen its assets frozen in the US, UK, Canada […]