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August 14, 2018 10:05 PM Rail fares rises: Grayling pleads with unions and train firms

The rail industry should change how it calculates fare rises and staff wages to cut costs for passengers, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He has asked train operators and unions to use a different, lower, inflation measure to set pay and fare increases. The RMT union said it opposed Mr Grayling's call - made hours before January's rail fare rise is announced 5

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Theresa May: I'll end rough sleeping by 2027

However, they warned it will not provide a “total fix” for homelessness, which would require a significant increase in social housing, more security for renters and the reversal of policies which leave migrants homeless. The new strategy, revealed by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire on Saturday ahead of its official launch today, will offer support 7

August 13, 2018 5:04 AM Multi-million pound expansion plans for Westhoughton High School

The current capacity of the school is 1150 and the proposed capacity once all future years have filled will increase to 1350. A total of £2.4 million will be spend on expanding the school but because the demand for school places, Westhoughton High School has already begun to admit higher pupil numbers. The school is one of an number of high schools being 8

August 12, 2018 6:46 PM Iran threatens to confront US ‘ENEMY’ over ECONOMIC war

IRAN has threatened to fight back against the “economic war” waged by its “enemy” the US as more than 60 people were arrested in a drive against financial crime. Special Islamic revolutionary courts were being set up to try suspects quickly after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for "swift and just" legal action to confront an "economic war" by foreign 9

August 11, 2018 8:38 AM Gatwick goes Chinese after busiest ever July

The new service will be flown by China Eastern – the country’s second biggest airline – and will connect the UK to one of the world’s leading business centres, providing over 70,000 seats and more than 3,700 metric tonnes of new cargo capacity each year. Shanghai is seen as the showpiece of China’s dramatic economic growth and, like London, is a global 9

August 10, 2018 6:39 AM The One With The Most Streams: Friends tops list, with The Grand Tour second

British viewers still love the US sitcom - driving Amazon's The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, into second place. The US sitcom, 236 episodes of which were produced over 10 years, was added to Netflix UK at the start of this year. The ever-popular comedy, with a cast featuring Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry, was streamed more than twice 8

August 10, 2018 4:00 AM Letter: How can the council allow Pride to bring our city to a standstill?

How can Brighton and Hove City Council let an organisation such as Pride bring our city to a standstill? So many roads closed to traffic, thus making detours necessary. Chaos at the railway station. Hundreds of tons of rubbish to be cleared up the next day with our council dependent on volunteers to do the clearing-up. Surely the council can’t be so hard up that they rely on the few million 6

August 9, 2018 12:55 PM 'Italy's interest, not theirs!' Italian PM pledges to fight Brussels over MOUNTAIN of debt

ITALIAN Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sent a stern warning to the European Commission vowing to safeguard Italy's economic interests against European ones in order to tackle the huge debt faced by his country. Speaking at a press conference in Rome before the summer recess, the Italian Prime Minister vowed his government will be "very serious" in its demands 8

August 8, 2018 4:48 AM Price of average semi soars £3k in month to hit new record high

The average cost of a three-bedroom semi-detached home rose 3.3 per cent to a new record £230,280 in the year to July, as low unemployment and rising wages boosted the market. House price infation is now at its highest level since last November, the latest data from the Halifax showed. The pace of the rise has confounded many economists, who had expected 11

August 7, 2018 11:03 AM Sepsis deaths nearly triple in five years

SEPSIS deaths have risen by over a third in the last two years, with 15,722 deaths in hospitals recorded with sepsis as the leading cause nationally. Swindon woman Sheila Goacher lost both her mum and dad to sepsis and started fundraising earlier in the year to pay for more specialist nurses to be trained in spotting signs of the condition. “We started 12