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August 21, 2017 1:25 PM Ward Bros Ltd wins Platinum Club Award

A MALTON logistics firm has scored a top industry award and joined an elite group of transport companies. Ward Bros Ltd, part of Europe’s palletised freight network Palletways, has received a coveted Platinum Club Award for delivering “fantastic levels of service and operational excellence”. The awards are organised every year by Palletways to recognise 12

August 19, 2017 4:33 PM Rathbones and Smith & Williamson in £55bn merger talks

Rathbones and Smith & Williamson are in merger talks in a deal that would create a £55 billion wealth giant. The deal would value the combined company at £2 billion with Rathbones, which has £36 billion of assets under management (AUM), the dominant partner with a market value of £1.4 billion, according to Sky News. Smith & Williamson, which runs £19 billion 17

August 18, 2017 10:42 PM Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug. The official was not authorized 5

August 17, 2017 1:26 AM Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers

This is what they had to say about Walmart chief executive’s decision to weigh into the political fray this week. Sitting in the Walmart parking lot, Louise Adamson, 78, shook her head as she thought about the violence in Virginia. “It’s so saddening to see what’s going on, and it’s getting worse and worse,” she said. Mrs. Adamson and her husband, who recently 33

August 16, 2017 5:31 AM News Daily: Irish border plan and Trump on Charlottesville

The government has published its second position paper on Brexit negotiations - this time setting out its stall on how it proposes to manage the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will become a border between the UK and the EU after 2019. It also rules out the idea of a customs border in the Irish Sea, saying it would be unviable 16

August 15, 2017 2:49 PM Poo on the tracks at Tiverton Parkway prompts reminder to passengers not to flush at stations

Great Western Railway has reminded customers on board their trains not to flush the toilets at stations after angry customers alerted them to human excrement on the tracks. Andrew Broderick was travelling through Tiverton Parkway Station this morning and tweeted GWR to say: "Repulsive to see human excrement on the track at Tiverton Parkway. How is this acceptable 6

August 15, 2017 8:47 AM Saudi Prince worth £18billion swaps his 280ft superyacht for a rather awkward-looking bike trip as he holidays with family in Turkey

A Saudi prince worth £18billion swapped his 280ft superyacht for a rather awkward-looking bike trip as he holidayed with his family in Turkey. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and several family members, friends and guards were spotted riding bicycles in the Aegean resort of Bodrum today. The Prince, 62, who is worth an estimated £17.7bn according 4

August 14, 2017 4:07 PM Merck CEO resigns from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc Chief Executive Kenneth Frazier resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism. Frazier, who is African-American, is the only CEO so far to leave one of Trump's advisory councils because of his reaction to the violence in Virginia 18

August 12, 2017 4:03 PM Car manufacturers should be FORCED by EU to make electric vehicles, says Martin Schulz

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) should introduce quotas for electric vehicles and “put pressure” on manufacturers to make them, a former Brussels chief has declared. The demand came from Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s biggest rival in the upcoming elections. He said Germany had been too “arrogant 11

August 12, 2017 12:45 AM School uses pupils as 'secret shoppers' to snoop on teachers in lessons and give anonymous feedback

A school is using pupils as ‘secret shoppers’ to snoop on teachers in lessons. Longfield Academy, a secondary school in Darlington, County Durham, asked its youngsters to observe classes and give anonymous feedback to senior leaders. The move prompted outcry among staff, who accused the school of turning pupils into ‘spies’ and warned that children do not have the right 3