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January 11, 2019 6:41 AM FLU OUTBREAK: Cases of flu DOUBLE as illness kills DOZENS in the last three months

FLU cases have doubled within a week in the UK according to figures released by Public Health England (PHE), and the death toll over the past three months has surpassed 40. Nearly two million people are showing flu-like symptoms as rates hit their worst level since this year’s monitoring began in September. Figures released by Public Health England show an increase 22

January 4, 2019 12:25 AM Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD has found. By "Fat Cat Friday" bosses will have earned more than the typical annual UK salary 22

December 10, 2018 1:15 PM Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing

It is hoped that the money - the bulk of which will come from the Greater London Authority (GLA) through a government borrowing facility - will cover additional costs to allow completion. However, the timetable was on course to be put back further as no firm date could be committed to. The Elizabeth Line - running from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 27

December 7, 2018 12:04 AM STRONG magnitude 6.2 earthquake ROCKS New Caledonia on Ring of Fire off Australian coast

A POWERFUL magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck close to the French territory of New Caledonia, causing tremors to ricochet across the volatile Ring of Fire region, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It is where many earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions occur, making it one of the most volatile areas on the planet in terms 24

December 3, 2018 5:13 PM Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators. Mr Ashley said a tax would hit his own £400m online operation 46

November 29, 2018 7:30 AM BREXIT LIVE: May’s Brexit on the BRINK

PRESSURE is growing on Theresa May with just weeks to go ahead of a crunch vote in Parliament which could see her Brexit plan destroyed. Yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney was accused of stoking “project hysteria” after publishing an analysis of a no-deal Brexit’s impact of Britain’s economy. Critics rounded on Mr Carney’s “doomsday” scenario 39

November 26, 2018 7:28 PM '£39 billion for WHAT?' Brexiteer MP outlines HUGE advantage of NO DEAL Brexit

BREXITEER MP Sir Bill Cash has ripped into the “unsatisfactory” Brexit deal reached between the UK and EU and outlined the “significant advantages” of a no deal Brexit. The prominent Tory backbencher demanded to know what Britain’s “huge sum of money” to the European Union will go towards if there is no free trade deal after Brexit. Sir Bill told Sky News: “The problem 26

November 7, 2018 9:16 AM Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

Although the tax would push up the price of burgers, sausages and mince, scientists are calling on governments to consider it. A study has found meat taxes could save an estimated 220,000 lives globally by 2020 and reduce healthcare costs by £30.7bn. Consumption of red meat such as beef, lamb and pork has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease 31

October 29, 2018 6:05 PM Virgin Money owner CYBG‎ faces new salvo in SME loans fight

All Square Finance and RGL Management will say that they have joined forces in a fight over loan mis-selling, Sky News learns. Sky News understands that CYBG, which owns the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking networks, is being targeted by a group comprising two specialist claims management firms which plan to seek hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation 45

October 29, 2018 4:38 PM BUDGET 2018: Universal Credit ‘HERE TO STAY’

Philip Hammond said he was increasing work allowances in payments by £1,000 a year, benefitting 2.4 million families by around £630 a year. The Chancellor said: "Switching to Universal Credit is a long overdue and necessary reform. This is not just a welfare measure it is a major structural reform to our economy that will help to drive employment for years 38