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August 27, 2018 7:49 AM Net migration to Brighton down by a third since Brexit vote

In total, 5,309 people moved to Brighton and Hove from abroad and 3,405 left, leaving the latest net migration figure at 1,904. That means Brighton and Hove’s migrant population is still rising, but at a slower rate than before the referendum. Fewer people are migrating to Brighton and Hove from abroad, while more are moving away. While the Brighton 13

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 9

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 18

August 6, 2018 9:30 PM Germany trade surplus is ‘BURDEN’ to EU partners and is ‘stifling’ the bloc

GERMANY’S huge EU trade surpluses are a burden on other member countries and are even stifling the bloc’s growth and employment, according to economic expert Dr Michael Ivanovitch. Last year, Angela Merkel’s country had more than a 159 billion euro surplus on its goods trade with other countries in the EU. This year the surplus has broken another record 18

August 6, 2018 8:24 AM BBC Radio blunder prompts furious outburst from Brexiteer

A BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter received an earful from an angry Brexiteer Tory MP who was annoyed that he had been paired with a Labour MP. Alison McGovern, the Labour MP for Wirral South tweeted after the interview asking “what did I do to be so scary?” She tweeted: “What did I do to be so scary that Sir Bernard Jenkin wouldn’t have a discussion 17

July 19, 2018 5:44 PM Rudolf Maco cleared of keeping woman as slave in Dover

A Dover man has been acquitted of keeping a woman as a slave, making her work at a local restaurant and pocketing her wages. She also claimed she was groped as she performed menial chores without pay around the house. Now the Crown Prosecution Service has told the judge it wanted to drop the case against Rudolf Maco, 31, from London Road, Dover 8

July 9, 2018 8:20 AM Are you poor or do you just have kids?

STRUGGLING to make ends meet? You could be trapped by low wages, high rent and economic uncertainty, or you might just have kids. Your great-auntie Hilda has passed on and left you £1,000 in her will. How will you spend it? A) With that kind of money I can get a rusting second-hand 19-year-old Toyota Corrolla and I won’t have to get the bus any more. You’ve 16

June 30, 2018 5:35 PM ACTU slams penalty rate cuts

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus says the Turnbull government's second round of penalty rate cuts hits workers hard while tax handouts are delivered to big business. The penalty rate cuts that take effect from Sunday will particularly affect pharmacy staff, who will take a cut of more than $3200 a year. Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for workers 15

June 27, 2018 11:04 PM SA paper mill workers protest pay freeze

Workers at a paper mill south of Adelaide have begun a series of rolling strikes in anger over a four-year wage freeze and uncertainty over their jobs. Staff at the Kimberly Clark Australia mill in Millicent are protesting the long delay in negotiations for a new workplace agreement. "Negotiations have dragged on since 2014 with wages frozen the whole 11

June 13, 2018 6:40 AM Transfer balls: Arsenal agree deal with Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira

Arsenal have agreed to splurge £26.4m on Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira. The Gunners are working to secure the hard-working 22-year-old Uruguayan on a five-year deal. Torreira is in Russia for the World Cup with Uruguay. His agent is in Milan talking to Arsenal’s deal makers about wages, image rights and deals on a new right-hand drive car. Arsenal paid over the odds. They could 11