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September 4, 2018 10:47 AM Outrage as Scotland's national dish rebranded 'Great British Haggis'

Outrage as food producer rebrands Scotland's national dish the 'Great British Haggis' to broaden its appeal A Scots haggis maker has been slammed online for rebranding the iconic dish as the 'Great British Haggis' in a bid to broaden its appeal. Stahly Quality Foods launched the new product earlier this year which they say is 'dressed to appeal to a wider 36

September 3, 2018 3:02 AM Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure: reports Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing 44

September 1, 2018 5:05 AM Bolton man learns to cook age 50

The board at Bolton's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) heard an example of help from the voluntary sector. A 50-year-old man was at a loss after his mother died and found himself struggling to cope with everyday tasks, particularly cooking. His GP practice nurse referred him to the new community asset navigator programme, which helps direct people 47

August 31, 2018 7:43 AM Swiss family office snaps up £2bn British schools giant Cognita

The Swiss family office will become one of the UK's biggest school-owners following its takeover of Cognita, Sky News learns. Sky News has learnt that Jacobs Holding, which owns a big stake in the chocolate and cocoa producer Barry Callebaut, is to buy Cognita, which operates scores of schools in the UK and abroad. Jacobs Holding's sole economic beneficiary 96

August 27, 2018 8:00 PM Theresa May to lay out plans for Africa investment as tour begins in Cape Town

The PM is visiting South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya as part of a bid to re-orientate post-Brexit Britain to fast-growing economies. She will make the announcement at a speech in South Africa, as part of a three-day tour that will also take her to Nigeria and Kenya. It is Mrs May's first visit to the continent since becoming prime minister in July 2016, and form part of her "global 102

August 25, 2018 4:43 AM Farmers’ Union Chair warns against no deal Brexit on BBC Newsnight

A FRUIT grower has claimed she cannot sleep at night due to the growing fears the UK might crash out with the EU and leave without a deal, in an interview on BBC Newsnight. Speaking on the BBC flagship show, Alison Capper, who chairs the National Farmer’s Union’s horticulture and potatoes board, highlighted the gnawing sense of anxiety which is spreading 44

August 24, 2018 4:00 AM Labour councillors claim scheme will make York's housing crisis worse

LABOUR councillors accused the council of scrapping plans to establish its own development company to build affordable homes in the city - saying the current scheme risks making York’s “housing crisis” worse. Labour councillor Michael Pavlovic, speaking at a City of York Council meeting on Tuesday, said a lack of affordable housing was having an impact 49

August 1, 2018 2:10 PM UK hires Obama's chief economic adviser to examine tech market

Professor Jason Furman will lead an expert panel on making the UK a world leader in tech while keeping the market competitive. Described by President Obama as "one of the most brilliant economic minds of his generation", Professor Jason Furman will lead a team of experts for the government. The panel he assembles will be analysing whether the growth 194

July 15, 2018 2:58 AM Private referrals by NHS soar 600%

THE NUMBER of patients referred to private hospitals by NHS bosses has surged by nearly 600 per cent over the last decade as an under-staffed health service buckles under unprecedented demand, figures reveal. Alarmed campaigners fear it is another example of creeping privatisation in the NHS and the figures follow a government health watchdog report 30

July 12, 2018 6:56 PM Macron prepares to seize 3,500 UK banking jobs in Brexit tax swoop

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron is hoping to lure 3,500 UK bankers across the Channel after Brexit with a raft of new tax incentives. The French government has promised their domestic banking industry they will make the financial centre of Paris more attractive to bankers across the world. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that the regulation 53