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June 20, 2018 11:52 PM ‘Sign up to save parks’ charter call

A CHARTER to safeguard the UK’s parks and open spaces was unveiled last night. The Keep Britain Tidy charter calls on Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’s leaders to champion parks and green spaces to halt and reverse their decline. It comes as research published today by public sector union Unison reveals that more than £15million 35

June 20, 2018 1:45 PM Disney raises bid for Fox assets to $71.3bn, topping Comcast

Fox's board is recommending the increased Disney offer to its shareholders and says it is "superior" to Comcast's offer. Disney raised its offer for the assets from $52.4bn to $71.3bn and also for the first time made an alternative available to Fox shareholders who would rather receive an element of cash instead of Disney shares. The move comes a week after 30

June 20, 2018 5:31 AM South Korean crypto exchange loses $31 million from hack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said Wednesday that $31 million worth of virtual currencies have been stolen by hackers, a latest in the series of recent hacks that raised security concerns. Bithumb, South Korea's second-largest exchange, said cyberattacks from late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning led to the loss of 35 billion 30

June 17, 2018 11:45 PM Civil servants will be quizzed on what school they went to in a drive to increase diversity

Whitehall bosses are to ask staff if they went to private school in a drive to increase diversity. As part of a survey of ‘socio-economic’ issues, civil servants will be asked to state the type of school they attended. Other topics will include whether they qualified for free school meals as children and the profession and academic qualifications of their 30

June 4, 2018 11:00 AM Southend could be new ‘silicon suburb’ tech

SOUTHEND is an ideal spot to launch or grow a tech business, a new report has revealed. The seaside town has been named in the top 16 “silicon suburbs” in the UK where the digital tech sector is growing. A report by Tech Nation revealed that Southend has higher than average levels of tech employment, and could prove to be a fertile breeding ground for the next generation 24

May 26, 2018 12:04 PM Brighton’s Churchill Square celebrates success at annual Revo Purple Apple Awards

The annual Revo Purple Apple Awards were held at The Brewery in Central London. They recognise the best in town and shopping centre marketing within the UK retail property sector Brighton’s Churchill Square had two nominations in the events category for its “Come fly with me” campaign from August 2017 and “Coal-hearted Christmas” in November/December 33

May 13, 2018 2:06 AM Aged care audit reveals damning findings

A central Queensland aged care resident who suffered a broken hip was forced to wait 48 hours before an ambulance was called, a union-led secret audit of aged care facilities across Queensland has revealed. The audit, undertaken by nurses, residents' family members and community volunteers in 70 aged care facilities across the state on Saturday, also found 22

May 11, 2018 9:37 PM Number of middle‑aged renters doubles in ten years amid rise in property costs and stagnant wages

The number of middle-aged Britons still renting their homes from private landlords has doubled in the past decade. More than a quarter of those in their late thirties and early forties are now renting. But the number in the same age group with a mortgage fell from 60 per cent to less than 50 per cent between 2007 and 2017. The figures from the annual 31

May 10, 2018 2:16 PM BBC review will look at transparency around employee pay

The BBC will examine its “approach to transparency around employee pay” in a new review. The review will compare the corporation to “best practice” in the public sector and against other broadcasters. The terms of reference for the review have been published after BBC stars signed an open letter calling for “full pay transparency” at the corporation 44

May 7, 2018 9:49 AM Road signs pointing to 'US Embassy' go up in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Jerusalem's city hall says it has put up road signs pointing to the new U.S. Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week. Mayor Nir Barkat placed the first signs on Monday in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood where the embassy is to be located. According to a picture sent by Barkat's office, the white signs read "U.S. Embassy" 24