Monday, October 22, 2018

A year ago, the opinion polls fooled us – but it doesn’t mean we...

Some politicians said the polls dominated election coverage. This meant, for example, that Jeremy Corbyn’s policies were not subjected to same level of scrutiny as Theresa May’s ( AFP ) Where were you...

Could the Swiss Vollgeld referendum offer an opportunity to truly take back control?

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...

House of Fraser’s recent struggles are a reminder that sometimes it’s OK for lenders...

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...

Most wanted US Air Force fugitive found in California after 35 years on the...

Captain William Howard Hughes Jr had been living undetected in California for 35 years ( US Air Force ) A fugitive military officer with top secret security clearance, who had been missing for almost 35...

Watchdog fines KPMG £4.5m for misconduct linked to Quindell audit

The accountancy firm said it accepted the FRC's findings ( Reuters ) KPMG has been fined £4.5m by the accounting regulator over its audit of Quindell, the insurance outsourcer that became embroiled in scandal in...

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to end ‘scourge’ of sexual harassment at work

The party would would make it easier for victims of sexual discrimination to take their companies to an employment tribunal and also make it compulsory for bosses to reveal their anti-harassment...

Renationalising railways supported by almost two thirds of Britons, exclusive poll reveals

More than 15,000 trains have been cancelled or delayed since the timetable changes came into force in May ( Getty/iStock ) An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid...

Poundworld collapses into administration putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk

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...

Jaguar to move production of Land Rover Discovery from UK to Slovakia

The car maker would not confirm how many roles would be affected ( REUTERS ) Jaguar Land Rover is to move all production of its Discovery model from the UK to Slovakia, with hundreds of jobs...

The next big fast food chain will come from South America, say experts

Churromania: set to be one of South America’s most successful exports ( Sami Keinänen ) The next big food franchise will come out of Latin America, experts have claimed, with a number of...

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Syrian airstrike on children’s hospital in rebel-held Idlib kills 10

At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz...

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