Labour is promising free wifi for all in town centres in a bid to boost ailing high streets and stop their "slow and agonising death". The party also wants to scrap ATM charges, halt bank and post office closures, and has reaffirmed its commitment to make bus travel free for under 25s. Highlighting well-known brands either falling into administration or announcing store closures, such as House of Fraser and Marks and Spencer, Labour claims that 100,000 jobs in the retail sector have been lost in the last three years.
Atlantic herring is a small, schooling fish that is the target of an industry that collects more than 100 million pounds (45 million kilograms) of catch every year. The fish is also the subject of concern from environmentalists and fishery managers, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said a recent assessment of the herring stock shows a decline. The regulatory New England Fishery Management Council is set to vote on the future of the herring fishery Tuesday.
The 2018 MOBO Awards have been cancelled after organisers announced plans to "revamp" the event for next year. The ceremony has now been called off with only a few month's notice, after last year’s awards took place at Leeds First Direct Arena on November 29. MOBO award founder Kanya King released a statement via Twitter, announcing that the event would return “bigger and bolder” in 2019.
On a per-share basis, the London-based company said it had profit of 26 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 58 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. ...
China will crack down on government departments responsible for "zombie" websites that have not been updated for years, telephone lines that are never answered and fake statistics, the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday. Part of President Xi Jinping's war on corruption has also taken aim at lazy bureaucrats who waste time on red tape and simply mouth slogans without putting into effect government policies. In its latest missive to crack down on such behaviour, the party's anti-graft watchdog the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection detailed the types of actions it would be going after.
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to million (251 million pounds), prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation. U.S. military sales to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its territory, is an irritant in the relations between the world's two largest economies. Taiwan would still need to finalise details of the sale with U.S. companies.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation which is the foundation of the United Nations.
Labour created more confusion over its Brexit policy today after Sir Keir Starmer suggested the party might seek to delay leaving the EU beyond the deadline of March 29 next year. The possibility of postponing Brexit emerged as Labour came under mounting pressure to say what it would do next if it succeeds in blocking the Government’s own Brexit deal. In his speech to the conference hall, the shadow Brexit secretary pledged Labour would op-pose any deal brought back from Brussels by Theresa May that fails the party’s six tests — which critics say are impossible to meet in reality.
The Syrian state will recover Idlib through war or peaceful means, a minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, pointing to the government's determination to defeat rebels there despite a Russian-Turkish deal that halted an expected army offensive. Faisal Mekdad, deputy foreign minister, described the Idlib agreement as part of a wider diplomatic track that created "de-escalation" zones in several areas which he noted had later returned to state rule, Syria's al-Watan newspaper reported. "As we were victorious in every part of Syria we will be victorious in Idlib and the message is very clear to everyone who is concerned by this matter: We are coming to Idlib through war or peaceful means," Mekdad said.
Meet the world's first ice-skating DOG - a lovable Labrador which spends its days at the rink after being saved from euthanasia. Benny, five, has been learning to skate for a year after his owner, former coach Cheryl Del Sangro, 56, took him along to a practice on a whim. During that first foray on the ice last winter, adorable Benny scooted around on the ice after his owner, gleefully - and skillfully - picking up pucks. It inspired Cheryl - who had rescued the pup from death row at a shelter when he was just a few months old - to take him under her wing as her newest student.
Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament. If Britain and the EU agree on a deal, it must be approved by individual nations before Britain leaves. Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the party would reject a deal along the lines May is proposing because it does not meet "six tests" it has set, including protecting workers' rights and retaining access to European markets.
The Midlothian, Texas-based company said it had net income of 37 cents per share. The clothing and label maker posted revenue of .6 million in the period. Ennis shares have increased almost 1 percent ...
Ashley Graham is a known advocate of the body positivity movement, so it's little surprise her latest collaboration is very much be behind it. Teaming up with PrettyLittleThing, Ashley is the face of their new #EveryBODYinPLT collection - a selection of stylish pieces, curated by Ashley herself, to cater to a wide range of sizes. Speaking about the collaboration, Ashley says: “I’m excited to be working with PrettyLittleThing on spreading the #EveryBODYinPLT message by launching a new size-inclusive line.
Bill Cosby will learn on Tuesday whether he will go to prison for sexual assault as a sentencing hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom concludes, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to disgraced felon. Cosby, who was found guilty in April, is the first celebrity to be convicted since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with sexual misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other fields. More than 50 other women also have accused him of sexual abuse going back decades, with most too old to prosecute.