Month: <span>May 2022</span>

Dozens missing after building collapses in China in latest incident
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Dozens missing after building collapses in China in latest incident

At least 23 people were trapped under a building that collapsed in central China, officials said, as rescuers pulled apart the rubble brick by brick in an effort to reach survivors. The building, comprising a hotel, apartments and a cinema, caved in on Friday afternoon in Changsha city, Hunan province, leaving a gaping hole in a...

Economic downturn likely, the Institute of Directors warns
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Economic downturn likely, the Institute of Directors warns

Company directors fear the cost of living crisis and tumbling consumer confidence will cause greater harm than previously estimated, increasing the risk of an economic downturn this year, according to a major new study. The Institute of Directors (IoD) said in a survey last month that a lack of confidence in the economic outlook was “the number one issue”...

High energy prices leave oil giants untroubled by Russia exit or tax hints
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High energy prices leave oil giants untroubled by Russia exit or tax hints

“May you live in interesting times,” runs the saying, supposedly an English translation of an ancient Chinese curse. For BP and Shell, the British companies that account for two of the world’s seven oil “supermajors”, the first quarter of 2022 has been painfully fascinating. Both were heavily enmeshed in Russia and now face having to write...

Headteachers call for investigation after gay author banned from visiting a South London Catholic school
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Headteachers call for investigation after gay author banned from visiting a South London Catholic school

Headteachers have voted for Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to investigate the diocese which banned a gay author from visiting a Catholic school in London. Simon James Green was due to visit the John Fisher School in Sutton when the Archdiocese of Southwark intervened days beforehand to stop the visit from going ahead. At the NAHT school leaders’...