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Barnsley posts UK’s strongest growth in job opportunities
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Barnsley posts UK’s strongest growth in job opportunities

Northern and Midlands towns with sprawling warehouse distribution centres have emerged as the places in Britain with the strongest growth in job opportunities as the economy exits lockdown. Reflecting the online shopping boom during the pandemic, data compiled by the jobs website Indeed and the Centre for Cities thinktank showed that Barnsley, Mansfield and Stoke-on-Trent –...

Harrow Road crash: Man dies after being struck by minicab in west London
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Harrow Road crash: Man dies after being struck by minicab in west London

A man has died after being struck by a minicab in west London. Officers were called to Harrow Road, near Royal Oak tube station, just after 10.30pm on Wednesday and found the 44-year-old man seriously injured. Medics battled to save him but he died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. The driver of the car, a...

Covid to cost airlines £7bn more than predicted
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Covid to cost airlines £7bn more than predicted

A slower than anticipated global vaccine rollout and wider failure to get Covid under control will cost airlines $10bn (£7.2bn) more than previously predicted, according to the organisation that represents global airlines. The warning from the International Air Transport Association came as Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary warned on Wednesday there would be “seismic” cut in capacity...

Black man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina
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Black man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina

A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina has shot and killed a black man while serving a search warrant, authorities said, raising tensions over policing in the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial and Ma’Khia Bryant killing. The deputy in Elizabeth City, close to the Atlantic coast, was placed on leave pending a review by the state bureau of...

Labour demands probe into Boris Johnson’s ‘conduct’ after Dyson text messages
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Labour demands probe into Boris Johnson’s ‘conduct’ after Dyson text messages

Labour has demanded a parliamentary investigation Boris Johnson’s “conduct” after he personally messaged the billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson, telling him he would “fix” a tax issue for his employees during the height of the pandemic. Rachel Reeves, the shadow Cabinet Office minister, called on the influential Commons Liaison Committee to summon Mr Johnson to give evidence to...

Malta’s passports scheme: Henley & Partners full statement
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Malta’s passports scheme: Henley & Partners full statement

“Henley & Partners is proud of the service that it has provided to Malta and its people. We assisted the Maltese government in the creation of a remarkably successful sovereign financing and economic innovation platform, raising hundreds of millions of euros in debt-free capital without which healthcare, social and cultural investments would not have been possible to...

Jaguar Land Rover to suspend work at UK plants amid computer chip shortage
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Jaguar Land Rover to suspend work at UK plants amid computer chip shortage

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to temporarily shut down production at two of its main UK factories because of a shortage of computer chips, in the latest sign of the difficulties facing the global car industry during the pandemic. The company, which has the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing operation, confirmed to the Guardian it would have...

Man charged with drink-driving on e-scooter
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Man charged with drink-driving on e-scooter

A 42-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving an e-scooter in Suffolk. Suffolk Police said that the man was spotted using the eclectic scooter on 5 April in Ipswich at around 1:50am. The police tailed the rider from Lindbergh Road into Hilton Road at which point he was stopped and breathalyzed, which he failed. As a result, Unal Gokbulut,...

MusicMagpie plans £208m flotation on London stock market
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MusicMagpie plans £208m flotation on London stock market

MusicMagpie, the online reseller that specialises in secondhand tech such as smartphones and games consoles, has announced plans for a £208m flotation. The initial public offering of MusicMagpie, which was founded in Stockport in 2007 and also has operations in the US under the Decluttr brand, is expected to raise £95m for selling shareholders. After the listing...