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Sainsbury’s to cut hundreds of jobs in latest shake-up

January 21, 2020

The retailer blamed continued integration of Argos, which it bought in 2016, into the supermarket chain’s stores. It refused to give clarity on the total number of people involved but said the announcement represented the “finalising” of new leadership structures and the merging of its Store Support Centre teams. Sainsbury’s announced a year ago that […]

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Storm Brendan threatens the UK with 171 flood alerts!

January 15, 2020

Credit: The Sun Storm Brendan sweeps across the UK this week causing havoc! I’m sure you experienced the rain yesterday but it’s been predicted that a shed load more should cover the UK tomorrow. The general message is prepare for severe winds and heavy rain in most areas of the UK. The 48-hour period of […]

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Big Ben Restpration

Would you “bung a bob” for Big Ben?

January 14, 2020

Boris Johnson, when interviewed today, suggested that the government could put a scheme in place for members of the public to “bung a bob” so that Big Ben will chime on 31st January to mark Brexit. What he’s suggesting is that members of the public are offered a crowdfunding option to help foot the £500,000 […]

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Birmingham Tornado

Could a Tornado Strike your home in the UK this week?

January 14, 2020

Credit: PA:Press Association The UK is claimed to get more tornadoes per square kilometre than any other country in the world. On average about 30 tornadoes are reported in the UK each year, although these are generally weak with 95per cent classed as F0-F1, up to 112MPH. Research by the University of Manchester has shown […]

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Whitemoor Prison

Potential Terror attack as HMP Whitemoor is ‘on lockdown’

January 9, 2020

Five prison officers have been rushed to hospital after an attack by two prisoners [update]A Prison Service spokesperson has said five members of staff at HMP Whitemoor have been taken to hospital after a serious assault on an officer by two prisoners. Counter-terrorism police are investigating after a prison officer was attacked by two inmates […]

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