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Day: December 9, 2019

Eurostar to Paris cancelled due to French strike action
Europe, Featured

Eurostar to Paris cancelled due to French strike action

    Scores of Eurostar trains between London and Paris have been cancelled this morning due to strikes in France. Eurostar is running a reduced timetable linking the two capitals until December 12 as French trade unions called for mass protests over pension reform. On Monday morning cancellations were announced, with the 5.40am, 9.22am and 10.24am trains not running. Over the weekend, a number of services were cancelled including the 11.31am, 1.31pm and 2.22pm journeys from London St Pancras to Paris Gard du Nord. Nearly a third of all workers were on strike on Friday, including 87 per cent of train drivers. In a statement, Eurostar said: “Trade Unions in France have called for a nationwide general strike from 5 December 2019. The strike action will impact our abili...
PM ‘looking to’ ditch TV licence
Featured, United Kingdom

PM ‘looking to’ ditch TV licence

    Boris Johnson is looking at abolishing all TV licences, signalling the BBC could face a new threat from a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal. Speaking on the campaign trail in Tyne and Wear’s Washington, the Tory leader cast doubt on whether the publicly-funded broadcaster still makes sense in the long-term without TV licence fees. It underlines the fact the prime minister could be eyeing up radical changes to the UK’s media landscape as he prepares to enter negotiations with Donald Trump over post-Brexit trade if he wins Thursday’s election. In a document published by the US Chamber of Commerce, reported on by HuffPost UK, American firms made clear they did not want any culture carve out for the BBC. The USCC’s submission to the US administration said Johnson should be...