November 19, 2018 10:37 AM World Toilet Day: Many UK workers 'lack decent facilities'
Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain's biggest trade union has said. According to Unite, workers in one small bank branch were encouraged to use a bucket in a neighbouring room. And other examples included bus drivers not being given a break for five hours and a construction worker who said the women's toilets 48
November 16, 2018 2:36 PM Earthquake today: Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Japan suffers HUGE quakes as 6.2 tremors
HUGE earthquakes has erupted around the world today across the volatile Ring of Fire. Here are the biggest earthquakes erupted today. Tremors have been felt around the Ring of Fire today, resulting in magnitude 6.0 and higher earthquakes. Some of the countries affected includes the Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Japan among others. The seismic activity 63
November 16, 2018 10:56 AM Man shot dead outside home in Ireland 'linked to long-running gangland feud'
The death is thought be the result of a dispute between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs, which has claimed more than a dozen lives. The victim, named locally as Clive Staunton, was targeted in Leixlip, County Kildare at about 9.15pm on Thursday. Forensic officers are still at the address, with the body sealed off for examination. According to The Irish Times 69
November 14, 2018 2:20 PM Russia ‘blocked crucial transmissions during NATO exercise’ in Europe
RUSSIAN hackers jammed vital satellite transmissions in a bid to disrupt extensive NATO wargames in Northern Europe, according to security officials from Finland and Norway. The Finnish region of Lapland and northern parts of Norway close to the Russian border were affected by the blackouts with the Norwegian regional airline Widerøe confirming its pilots 65
November 13, 2018 10:12 AM Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade
Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% - the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter. However, the ONS warned that real wage growth was below the 2015 level. The unemployment total went up for the first time this year, rising by 21,000 in the same period to 1.38 million. Adjusting for inflation 53
November 12, 2018 4:08 PM Virgin Atlantic Launch The UK’s First Ever “Pride Flight”
Virgin Atlantic have launched an LGBTQ+ only flight ready for pride next year in New York City. Yep, you can be personally chauffeured (is it classed as being ‘chauffeured’ if it’s a plane?) to one of the biggest parties in the world. The flight will be manned by only LGBTQ+ pilots and crew meaning everyone on board is down with celebrating queer culture 293
November 9, 2018 6:26 PM 1,000 lose power as rain and wind bring flooding
More than 1,000 properties were left without power during heavy rain and wind which brought flooding and travel disruption. Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire saw the worst of the weather with some homes in Milford Haven under 10ft (3m) of water. A Met Office warning to expect flooding is in force across the two counties until 23:00 GMT. Western Power 66
November 8, 2018 5:54 PM BREXIT BOOST: Demand for language tutoring SOARS as UK gears up for the global market
BREXIT has led to a boost in demand for private language classes, with an increasing number of Britons seeking to learn another language as Britain prepares to forge new trading relationship around the world. Brexit has created profitable opportunities for language tutors, who saw their number of customers spiking in the last two years. As UK negotiators 58
November 5, 2018 9:24 PM Lloyds Bank 'to cut 6,000 jobs but create 8,000 new ones'
Lloyds Banking Group is expected to confirm it is cutting 6,000 jobs and creating 8,000 new ones as it overhauls its digital services. Britain's biggest High Street lender has been trying to reorganise as more people bank online, rather than going into branches. The 6,000 job cuts are expected to be spread across the bank and unions have been briefed 68
November 5, 2018 10:01 AM Fernando Ovelar, 14, scores for Cerro Porteno in Paraguayan Superclasico
Imagine scoring your first professional goal in the biggest club fixture in your homeland. Now imagine doing it aged 14. For Fernando Ovelar, that unlikely dream became a reality on a Sunday. Ovelar, who is two months short of his 15th birthday, scored the opening goal for Paraguayan top-flight team Cerro Porteno in their Superclasico against arch-rivals 47