Monthly Archives: January 2015

Increase in food suppliers at risk of collapse

From BBC News: More than 100 food suppliers could be forced out of business as supermarkets cut prices in an effort to keep their customers, according to a new report. There are more companies in financial distress in this sector … Continue reading

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Most controversial TTIP element suspended following protests

From The Independent: A proposed free trade deal between the European Union and the United States has suffered a huge setback after the most controversial element was taken off the negotiating table in the face of huge public opposition in … Continue reading

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Forecasts suggest SNP to be third biggest UK party after election.

Two established election forecasting services are predicting that the Scottish National Party could win as many as 50 seats at the general election, making them the third biggest party in Westminster. With significantly more seats than the Lib Dems, UKIP … Continue reading

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Conservatives plan public services strike curbs

From BBC News: The Conservative Party says it will make it harder to call strikes in certain “core” public services if it wins the general election. Under the plans, a strike affecting health, transport, fire services or schools would need … Continue reading

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Ofcom rules Green Party is not a “major party”

From BBC News: The Green Party says it is “deeply disappointed” by an Ofcom consultation suggesting it does not have “major party status”. The broadcast regulator’s decision is a blow to the party’s bid to be included in the TV … Continue reading

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Red cross called in to help Sheffield hospital

From BBC News: Two Red Cross ambulances have been called in to help tackle the demand on emergency services at an NHS trust. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it was the first time the Red Cross had transported … Continue reading

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