Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The pound shop chain has appointed partners from Deloitte as administrators ( Poundworld ) Poundworld has gone into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk. The discount retailer had been in last-ditch rescue talks between owner TPG Capital and Rcapital, but negotiations around...
A CVA allows market forces to operate while minimising wasteful adjustment costs ( PA ) What should happen to people who can’t repay their debts? In the ancient world it was common to enter “debt bondage”, a form of slavery. More recently we...
‘Breshna is full of courage and inspiration. She definitely is Afghanistan’s Malala’ ( Washington Post/Sharif Hassan ) The moment Breshna Musazai climbed onto the stage in a black cap and gown, leaning on a walker and her brother’s arm, the audience...
Calves and sheep suffer from overcrowding and overheating in transport lorries, say critics ( Reuters ) One of the SNP’s most high-profile supporters has defected to the Animal Welfare Party, in protest at Nicola Sturgeon’s refusal to back a ban on live animal exports. Kay...
Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws being laid in parliament on Monday, UK listed...
Reuters Switzerland has a reputation as a rather quiet and cautious place, sitting apart from the noisy events of the continent surrounding it. It may therefore come as a surprise for us in Britain to learn that Swiss voters will...
Founded on the principles of being based on clinical need, not ability to pay, the idea of being refused healthcare because of being unable to afford the bill is alien to most of us ( PA ) Reading the appalling case...
A Sinn Fein party election worker dressed up as a crocodile stands behind a banner referring to Brexit outside a polling station in Belfast ( AFP/Getty ) Significant gaps in Theresa May’s new Brexit customs plan for Northern Ireland would lead to the...
The company’s standard tariff remains cheaper than the average of the Big Six providers ( Getty ) Renewable energy supplier Bulb has announced plans to raise prices for its members following “substantial increases” in the wholesale cost of gas and electricity. Bulb...
At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz on 9 June 2018 ( Via Syrian Civil Defence service ) The United Nations has expressed growing...

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