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Day: April 15, 2018

The UK high street shop dying because of UK Government
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The UK high street shop dying because of UK Government

    The British high street is dying and the Government must take responsibility, according to a retail boss. Founder of toy retailer The Entertainer has condemned Britain’s soaring business rates, saying the Government is a catalyst in causing casualties on the high street. Gary Grant said last year’s rate hike had been a ‘real killer’ for retailers by heaping financial pressure on firms already suffering from squeezed margins. His criticism comes amid a spate of restructuring and refinancing deals involving British retailers, as they grapple with a double-whammy of rising costs and waning consumer confidence. While pressures from rising inflation and the National Living Wage have hit retailers, Mr Grant said business rates remain the elephant in the room. Mr Grant ...
Royal Wedding 2018 secures major tourism boost for London and Windsor
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Royal Wedding 2018 secures major tourism boost for London and Windsor

    The Royal Wedding has secured a major tourism boost for areas surrounding London and Windsor as Airbnb revealed bookings had surged by 1,438 per cent. A leading travel agency also said that they had seen a spike in bookings for flights to London from Europe for the weekend of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Bookings in Windsor and its nearby towns, Slough, Maidenhead and Reading have soared as excited fans gear up for the May 19 wedding, online letting firm Airbnb said. The capital is also expected to receive more than 40,000 guest arrivals over the wedding weekend with visitors flocking to London to celebrate the nuptials there. Leading online travel agent opodo.co.uk said it has seen a 33 per cent increase in passenger bookings to London airports betwe...
British people wants a people’s vote on Brexit
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British people wants a people’s vote on Brexit

    Around 52 per cent of the UK wants a people’s vote on Brexit, a survey claims. Only 31 per cent are opposed, according to Open Britain, and Labour supporters are most keen by 65 to 21 per cent. Amongst 18 to 34-year-olds, which includes 500,000 people who could not vote in the 2016 referendum, the idea leads by 61 to 21. James McGrory, of Open Britain, said: The people know the final deal is too important to be left to the politicians alone. The idea of a vote is overwhelmingly ­supported by Labour voters and it is difficult to see how Jeremy Corbyn could resist. Open Britain launches a campaign today calling for a public vote on whatever Brexit deal Theresa May presents to parliament after the summer. It would have to take place before March 2019.
School girl spoken out after rape list discovered
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School girl spoken out after rape list discovered

    A school girl has spoken out after a ‘rape list’ was discovered in the boy’s bathroom of the co-ed school she attends in Cork. Earlier this week it emerged that a list of girls names had been discovered on the wall of the boy’s bathroom in Davis College in Mallow. The disturbing list invited male students to tick off names, and suggested the girl whose name received the most ticks would be raped. After Gardai opened an investigation into the incident, a girl who attends the school spoke on the Neil Prendeville show for Cork’s Red FM on Friday. She said: Threatening rape is just so serious. Boys need to learn that they can’t talk about girls like that. A guy sent (the image) to one of the girls on the list to show her. I think their whole mentality is based on att...
Police probed the Salisbury & spy in a bag links
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Police probed the Salisbury & spy in a bag links

    Police are probing links ­between spy in the bag victim Gareth Williams and the poisoning of father and daughter Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal. Williams, 31, a codebreaker at Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping centre who was on secondment to MI6, was found dead inside a locked red holdall in his bath eight years ago. At the time his bizarre death in his London flat was dismissed as a sex game that had gone wrong. But this week two counter-terrorism detectives from Salisbury, Wilts where the Skripals were poisoned by a Russian nerve agent will question KGB defector Boris Karpichkov about Williams’ death. Karpichkov, 59, claims that Williams was murdered with an untraceable poison because he had discovered the identity of a Russian mole at GCHQ. Karpichkov, a former m...