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General election 2019: Labour will lay ‘foundations of a new economy’

General election 2019: Labour will lay ‘foundations of a new economy’

General election 2019: Labour will lay 'foundations of a new economy'
Iran letter raises prospect of ‘white list’ internet clampdown

Iran letter raises prospect of ‘white list’ internet clampdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local app-based food delivery services have been among those affected by the internet blackout The Iranian government has written to state-run organisations and private companies asking them which foreign websites they rely on.The effort has come to light 11 days after the authorities imposed a week-long internet blackout following…
Hong Kong shares slide as violent protests continue

Hong Kong shares slide as violent protests continue

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students are seeking to have police banned from entering campuses after violent clashes Hong Kong stocks have fallen again as another day of anti-government protests cast a shadow over the city and rattled investors.The Hang Seng index lost 2.2%, outpacing falls across Asia, continuing a downward path since Monday.It…
Spanish Super Cup: Saudi Arabia to host Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia

Spanish Super Cup: Saudi Arabia to host Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (left), Valencia's Jose Luis Gaya (second left), Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (second right) and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez were present at Monday's Spanish Super Cup draw The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi …
National Grid and SSE move offshore over Labour plans

National Grid and SSE move offshore over Labour plans

Image copyright Getty Images Two top energy firms say they have moved ownership of their UK operations overseas to protect themselves from Labour's nationalisation plans. In recent months, National Grid has opened offshore holding companies in Hong Kong and Luxembourg, while SSE has incorporated in Switzerland. As first reported in the Sunday Times, it would…
Wetherspoon boss attacks ‘up the spout’ City rules

Wetherspoon boss attacks ‘up the spout’ City rules

Image copyright Getty Images JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin says Britain's corporate governance rules are creating "short-termism, inexperience and navel-gazing".The pub chain boss said the system is "up the spout - and is itself a threat to listed companies - and therefore to the UK economy".He also said non-executive directors have too much power.It comes…
General election 2019: Conservatives promise ‘equal’ immigration system

General election 2019: Conservatives promise ‘equal’ immigration system

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "I don't want us to become an isolated society" The Conservatives have set out plans for an "equal" immigration system after Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn said he still expected a "great deal" of movement of people from the EU to the UK.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab…
General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge ‘Remain bonus’ for public services

General election 2019: Lib Dems pledge ‘Remain bonus’ for public services

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJo Swinson: "Change is absolutely possible" The general election could be "a moment for seismic change", when "a new and different politics" emerges, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has said. In a speech at the party's campaign launch, she said she could do "a better job" than…
Labour commits to lagoon and nuclear plant in manifesto

Labour commits to lagoon and nuclear plant in manifesto

Image copyright TLP Image caption The proposed tidal lagoon scheme rejected by the UK government last year Major Welsh projects including a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon would be built if Labour wins the general election, the party's manifesto says.Plans for a lagoon were dropped by UK ministers last year, but there have been efforts to…
Branson South African launch marred by Twitter row

Branson South African launch marred by Twitter row

Image copyright VIRGIN Sir Richard Branson has apologised for a photo he used to mark the launch his new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.The entrepreneur tweeted a photo which was criticised for failing to reflect the diversity of South Africa.One of the critics is South African fashion designer Thula Sindi, who says: "Where…

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