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Rail timetable changes: Huge scale of shakeup that crippled UK train lines revealed in government report – Evening Standard

Rail timetable changes: Huge scale of shakeup that crippled UK train lines revealed in government report – Evening Standard

The “unprecedented’ scale of a timetable shakeup that wreaked havoc on the UK’s rail lines has been revealed in a new report. Almost half of all passenger services were affected by the tens of thousands of changes made, the analysis showed. It involved 42,300 individual tweaks to services, affecting a staggering 46 per cent of […]

'I've been made redundant five times' – BBC News

'I've been made redundant five times' – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Brailsford has been made redundant five times John Brailsford lost his job at Carpetright, in Wigan, after the chain decided to close nearly a quarter of its 400 shops. It was his fifth redundancy in a 40-year retail career, which has meant he’s often had to […]

NYPD find UK couple who lost ring during romantic proposal – BBC News

NYPD find UK couple who lost ring during romantic proposal – BBC News

Image copyright NYPD Police in New York have found the couple who got engaged in Times Square on Friday but lost the ring down a grate. The NYPD tweeted on Sunday that arrangements were being made to return the ring to the pair, who are from the UK. CCTV images showed the couple unsuccessfully trying […]

UK ‘lacks will‘ to tackle British-based people-smuggling ‘mafia’, French mayor claims – Daily Mail

UK ‘lacks will‘ to tackle British-based people-smuggling ‘mafia’, French mayor claims – Daily Mail

UK ‘lacks will’ to tackle British-based people-smuggling ‘mafia’, French mayor claims UK authorities ‘lack the political will to tackle’ people-smuggling mafia Mayor of Teteghem, Franck Dhersin said gangs are investing profit in the UK He said French coastguard services are receiving almost nightly calls to rescue migrants from inadequate, overcrowded boats  By Abul Taher for […]

Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel – BBC News

Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel – BBC News

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968 Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original film negatives in 8K for its new channel. Super-high […]

Theresa May to tell president of Argentina UK will always defend the Falklands at G20 meeting – Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May to tell president of Argentina UK will always defend the Falklands at G20 meeting – Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May will make it clear to the President of Argentina today that Britain is still prepared to send a task force to defend the Falkland Islands if they are threatened in any way. The Prime Minister will hold a one-to-one meeting with Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri Friday evening during the first ever visit of […]

UK and Germany grow wary of Huawei as US turns up pressure – Financial Times

UK and Germany grow wary of Huawei as US turns up pressure – Financial Times

The UK and Germany are growing wary of allowing Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, to install 5G equipment in their countries after a US delegation visited Europe to urge heightened vigilance against national security threats. UK security officials on Thursday issued a new public warning to Huawei, saying the Chinese company must fix problems in […]

Disabled people cannot use over 40 per cent of UK railway stations, says charity – The Independent

Disabled people cannot use over 40 per cent of UK railway stations, says charity – The Independent

More than 40 per cent of UK stations are not accessible to physically disabled people, according to new research published today by disability charity Leonard Cheshire.  The study reveals that 50 per cent of stations in Scotland, 40 per cent of stations in England and 32 per cent of stations in Wales do not have full […]

So long and thanks for all the fish? Dutch fear Brexit threat – BBC News

So long and thanks for all the fish? Dutch fear Brexit threat – BBC News

Image caption Urk is one of the main centres of the Dutch fishing industry Fresh plaice encased in crushed ice pour out of crates on to the stainless steel tables. “Very worried of course about Brexit,” says Barend Hakvoort, whose job it is to ensure the Netherlands’ largest fish auction house maintains its stocks. “Many […]

What is Giving Tuesday and how to help – BBC News

What is Giving Tuesday and how to help – BBC News

Image copyright Anawim Image caption Emily Johnson will be taking essentials to homeless women on the streets of Birmingham #GivingTuesday is trending on social media – but what is it, where did it come from and how are people getting involved? What is Giving Tuesday? It follows the spending spree that is the long – […]