Tag Archives: The Guardian

McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns

McDonald’s Workers at two restaurants in England have voted to strike in what would be the first industrial action taken against the fast-food chain in Britain <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Employees at restaurants in Cambridge and one near London have backed strike action. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images McDonald’s McDonald’s employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns Workers ...

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Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit's global shortage

Tesco Supermarket will offer egg-sized versions for only a few weeks after buying 10,000 boxes of undersized crop from South Africa <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The mini versions will be sold in a container similar to an egg box. Photograph: Tesco Tesco Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit’s global shortage Supermarket will offer egg-sized versions for ...

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John McDonnell hints at deal on Labour leadership rule changes

Labour Shadow chancellor restates he will not run for leadership and calls for conference focus on getting members more involved <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor. Photograph: Martin Pope/Guardian Labour John McDonnell hints at deal on Labour leadership rule changes Shadow chancellor restates he will not run for leadership and calls for conference focus on getting ...

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Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK

Travel & leisure ONS figures show 3.5m trips made in June – up 7% on previous year – with spending by those visitors up 2% to £2.2bn <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tourists watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Travel & leisure Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK ...

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Ukip politicians condemn leadership candidate's '£9,000 to leave UK' idea

UK Independence party (Ukip) Peter Whittle says John Rees-Evans’s suggestion of paying dual-nationals to leave is ‘utterly and entirely wrong’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> John Rees-Evans Photograph: Vickie Flores/Rex/Shutterstock UK Independence party (Ukip) Ukip politicians condemn leadership candidate’s ‘£9,000 to leave UK’ idea Peter Whittle says John Rees-Evans’s suggestion of paying dual-nationals to leave is ‘utterly and entirely wrong’ ...

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UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity

Obesity British Retail Consortium says government must move beyond voluntary agreements if it wants to make a difference <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The government is preparing to introduce a tax on sugary soft drinks next year. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Obesity UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity British Retail Consortium says government must move beyond ...

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Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS

Stephen Hawking Exclusive: Physicist criticises ministers over funding cuts, privatisation and pay caps before address revealing his reliance on health service The NHS saved me. As a scientist, I must help to save it <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Stephen Hawking said the crisis in the NHS has been caused by political decisions. Photograph: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Stephen Hawking ...

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Police inaction over Ian Watkins left child at risk of abuse, says watchdog

Independent Police Complaints Commission IPCC says South Yorkshire officers failed to take seriously complaints about sex images and would have faced misconduct cases <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Joanne Mjadzelics, the ex-girlfriend of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Independent Police Complaints Commission Police inaction over Ian Watkins left child at risk of abuse, says watchdog IPCC says ...

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Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match

Manchester Jeremy Taylor, 28, sentenced to four and a half years after DNA links him to fire at Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> An aerial view of firefighters battling the blaze at Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester. Photograph: Greater Manchester fire and rescue/PA Manchester Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match Jeremy Taylor, 28, ...

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Bruce Forsyth, king of UK gameshows, dies aged 89

Sir Bruce Forsyth Forsyth, known as host of Play Your Cards Right, Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game has died <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Bruce Forsyth. Photograph: Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy Sir Bruce Forsyth Bruce Forsyth, king of UK gameshows, dies aged 89 Forsyth, known as host of Play Your Cards Right, Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game has ...

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