Alistair Darling to stand down as an MP at 2015 general election

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Alistair Darling to stand down as an MP at 2015 general election Guy Bentley whatsapp Labour veteran and former chancellor Alistair Darling is standing down as an MP at the next election.The Labour MP told the Financial Times he wanted to exit Westminster while he was still “relatively young”. Furthermore, the former leader of the Better Together campaign threw his support for the Scottish Labour party leadership behind Jim Murphy.Darling told the FT:Jim has the enthusiasm, the energy and above all he’s a fighter. For too long we have sat back when we needed to fight.He added he was “frustrated” that the Labour party north of the border had not used the 10 point win in the Scottish independence referendum to renew itself in time for the general election.The Labour heavyweight voiced his concerns that if the majority of Scotland decides to vote for the SNP the country could be faced with a “neverendum”.The decision will come as a blow to Ed Miliband who has faced a wave of media criticism after the leader of Scottish Labour Johann Lamont resigned and delivered a harsh critique of the Westminster party’s treatment of its northern stronghold. Two recent opinion polls put the Labour party far behind the SNP and if replicated on polling day could see Labour lose up to 36 seats, which would seriously jeopardise the party’s chances of an overall majority.Alistair Darling became an MP in 1987 and served in the Blair government as secretary of state for Scotland and was later appointed chancellor of the exchequer under Gordon Brown in 2007. The two men had a fractious relationship, with Darling accusing No 10 of “debilitating” attacks.He staked out a future position as possible leader of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU. He warned that “If you sit back and wait till the other lot have taken so much ground then you’re on the back foot”. Former Labour spin doctor and political commentator Alistair Campbell tweeted his praise for Darling:Have known and worked with Alistair Darling for a couple of decades. Great guy, and was a good minister in every job he did. Politics’ loss— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) November 2, 2014  Sunday 2 November 2014 2:43 pm whatsapp Tags: General Election 2015 Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Blackstone rejects $2bn offer for Center Parcs as it mulls a flotation

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 24 November 2014 9:16 pm More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share Ollie Gordon Blackstone rejects $2bn offer for Center Parcs as it mulls a flotation Tags: IPOs London-based private equity firm BC Partners and the Canada Pension Fund (CPP) have had $2bn (£1.27bn) joint takeover offer for Center Parcs rejected by owner Blackstone Group.US investment conglomerate Blackstone is understood to have rejected the offer because it undervalued the British holiday park operator. A report on Sky News last night said it would proceed with its plans to either auction or float the group at some point next year.BC Partners and CPP are expected to come back with another offer for the leisure group. Blackstone hired investment bank Rothschild last month to draw up list of strategic options for Center Parcs. Among those options is a refinancing of the company that would provide shareholders with sizeable payday before a sale or flotation.Center Parcs is run by Martin Dalby, who has been its chief executive since 2000. Blackstone took over the company in 2006.BC Partners, CPP and Blackstone all declined to comment when contacted by City A.M..Center Parcs reported a rise in annual revenues to £314.6m for the year ending April 2014. Pre-tax profits for the holiday group fell, however, to £36.7m due to higher expenses. last_img read more

SuperGroup share price soars on strong Christmas figures

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 14 January 2015 3:41 am Tags: Company Supergroup More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com SuperGroup share price soars on strong Christmas figures SuperGroup’s share price soared 7.5 per cent this morning, after the company revealed strong results for the 11-week Christmas trading period. The business, which owns the SuperDry brand, had a pretty impressive period up to January 10, with total retail sales up 17.8 per cent, while like-for-likes rose 12.4 per cent.  Ecommerce was singled out as being a “particularly notable” driver of performance in the run up to Christmas, while sales of outerwear and knitwear were lifted by the arrival of cold weather from Boxing Day onwards.  Profit is expected to be £60-£65m for the year (it was £62m last year). The group has hired a new head of investor relations – Mav Wynn – who will join from Monday 19 January.  Why it’s interesting Euan Sutherland was hired in October to deal with the “increasing complexity of the business”, taking over from founder Julian Dunkerton who has headed the group since it launched in 1985. The falling share price suggested investors weren’t keen on Sutherland’s appointment, coming after he jumped ship from the “ungovernable” Co-operative Group after just 10 months. But this morning it looks as though they are now backing him.  While it’s too early to say this performance is down to Sutherland, it’s reassuring for investors that there don’t appear to be any major gremlins for him to have to fix.  What SuperGroup saidSutherland said:  Our upgraded infrastructure was tested to the full by Black Friday and in the busy lead up to Christmas and has proven to be resilient and effective. A record performance from ecommerce combined with strong store operations led to what became a truly multi-channel Christmas.In shortAs the final scores are totted up to establish who was a Christmas cracker and who a Christmas turkey, SuperGroup’s 11-week trading update suggests it is firmly in the first camp.  Catherine Neilan whatsapplast_img read more

Microsoft share price plummets 10pc after profits fall

first_img Share whatsapp Joe Hall Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:16 am Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 Supplement Microsoft’s share price has plummeted almost 10 per cent in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange, after profits fell in the second quarter. Shares opened at $42.96 after closing at $47.18 on Monday night. In its earnings report for the quarter ended 31 December 2014, the company revealed a 10.6 per cent drop in year-on-year net income to $5.86bn. Microsoft insisted its $26.5bn sales for the quarter were better than financial analysts had expected, but investors seem more concerned with a nine per cent drop in earnings per share, which fell to $0.71. An earnings call to investors revealed a number of worrisome underlying trends. The company ended its support of the XP operating system last year, meaning a number of businesses switched over to a new Windows operating system all at once.  Now the rush has subsided, sales are expected to slow down. Microsoft is also making Windows 10 a free upgrade, meaning it will miss out on any added revenue there.  Chief executive Satya Nadella faces his first tough task in turning around investor sentiment since he was appointed to the role in February 2013. Nadella said in a statement: Microsoft is continuing to transform, executing against our strategic priorities and extending our cloud leadership. We are taking bold steps forward across our business, and specifically with Windows 10, to deliver new experiences, new categories, and new opportunities to our customers. Microsoft share price plummets 10pc after profits fall Tags: Microsoftlast_img read more

General Election 2015: And they’re off… The campaign is finally on

first_img General Election 2015: And they’re off… The campaign is finally on whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Express KCS ELECTION COUNTDOWN 38 DAYS TO GO After months of build up, the election campaign is officially here. Charlotte Henry previews the weeks ahead. David Cameron will today drive the short distance from Whitehall to Buckingham Pal­ace, perhaps for the last time as Prime Min­ister, and ask the Queen to dissolve parliament. This will officially start a campaign that in reality began months ago. Few recent elections have been closer, and as a result many political insiders are regarding the coming weeks not as one General Election campaign, but 150 or so individual by-elections in key seats. Activity is already intense, and it’s only going to increase. Labour vowed to hold four million conversations in the lead up to the election. The party said it is on course to hit this, and has hosted 1.6m of them already. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems said its activists have already knocked on a million doors as part of a determined attempt to hang on to as many seats as possible. The polling makes grim reading for the party though, after five years of power, making focusing on winnable seats vital. A senior Lib Dem source emphasises how targeted the campaign is. This was “first initiated two years ago in a Dragons’ Den style event”, they explain. Here local organisations could bid to become a target seat.  However, the source ex­plains that this was “an agreement between the centre and parties on the basis of work done”. Those local organisations had to meet management-like targets, said the insider, or they would not stay as a target seat, and would lose the resources that status brings. For the Conservatives, it’s all about the economy, stupid. David Cameron tried to turn every question during his election interview with Jeremy Paxman on Thursday back to the improving economy, and that tactic is going to remain over the coming weeks. Tory MPs have been effusive in public over the state of their party’s campaign. Insiders said there are thousands of activists campaigning every week. The consensus is that this is the best Tory election machine it’s ever had. But, there remains concern the party cannot break ahead of Labour in the polls, despite ongoing positive economic news. Labour’s four point lead in a weekend poll may have exacerbated some of those concerns. Added to that mixture are some new ingredients, in the shape of insurgent parties both north and south of the border.  In Scotland, the Scottish National party is on track to sweep the board, leaving unseated Labour and Lib Dem MPs in its wake, and giving the nationalists a huge say over what goes on in Westminster. If the SNP takes more than 30 Labour seats, as has been predicted by some polls, it makes it hard for Labour to win enough MPs to form a majority. After two stunning defections from the Tories, followed by victories at by-elections, Ukip have a parliamentary platform to build on. Nigel Farage’s purple people’s army has also used by-elections to build strong campaign infrastructure in key areas.  The Tories will no doubt try to put pressure on Ukip voters, telling them that a vote for Farage is in reality a vote for Miliband. It’s not clear though that this will be enough to dissuade defiant Ukippers already dissolutioned with Westminster’s big parties. The Green party surged and then fell away in recent weeks, following a disastrous radio interview from leader Natalie Bennett which seems to have cost her party dearly. She will need to be on form in the debate between the seven party leaders on Thursday night to have any chance of regaining the lost ground. Polling expert Mike Smithson from politicalbetting.com sums up the situation as the campaign kicks off: “It’s all very tight, the Lib Dems are probably the best organised of the parties,” he said. There are six weeks to go, and all to play for. Some key General Election results to look out for  CONSERVATIVE KEY SEATS■ The Lib Dems narrowly held Sollihul in 2010, and the Tories are hopeful this time. ■ Mid Dorset and North Pool could be won from the Lib Dems, as its MP is retiring. ■ Ukip won the Rochester by-election, but the Tories aim to take the seat back in May. LABOUR KEY SEATS■ High Peak is 49th on Labour’s target, and will indicate if they can get a majority. ■ Rossendale and Darwin, where Jack Straw’s son is running, needs a small swing ■ Milton Keynes South only needs a swing of less than five per cent to turn red. LIB DEM KEY SEATS■ Treasury minister Danny Alexander is facing a battle to keep his Inverness seat. ■ The Lib Dems believe they can regain Oxford West and Montgomeryshire.  ■  Dorothy Thornhill, four-term Watford mayor, is now aiming to be the MP there.  NEW WAYS TO FUND AN ELECTION CAMPAIGNCandidates are crowdfunding for their campaigns, to raise lots of smaller donations to help fund their election bid: ■ Paul Burstow (LD, Sutton and Cheam,) has raised £8,286.00 of £12,000.00. ■ Caroline Lucas (Green, Brighton Pavilion) raised over £11,000 when only pushing for £7,000. ■ Carlton Reeve is taking on Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam, and has met his £2,500 target. ■ The Green party is running 168 projects, and has raised £263,612. ■ Steve Woolfe (Ukip, Stockport) has raised £825, with a £750 target. ■ Anne Begg (Labour, Aberdeen South) is up to £190 of her £500 target. ■ Angus Robertson (SNP, Moray) raised £1,055 of £3,500 target. ELECTION TIMETABLE■ Monday 30 March – Parliament dissolves, MPs cease to be MPs, election campaign officially starts. ■ Thursday 2 April – Seven-way leaders’ debate on ITV, moderated by Julie Etchingham, featuring David Cameron (Conservative), Ed Miliband (Labour), Nick Clegg (Lib Dem), Nigel Farage (Ukip) Natalie Bennett (Green), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), and Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru) ■ Thursday 16 April – Five-way “challengers” debate on BBC, moderated David Dimbleby, featuring Miliband, Farage  Bennett, Sturgeon, and Wood.  ■ Monday 20 April – Deadline to register to vote  ■ Tuesday 21 April (5pm) – Deadline for applying for postal vote ■ Tuesday 28 April (5pm) – Deadline for applying for proxy vote ■ Thursday 30 April – Question Time style event, hosted by David Dimbleby featuring Cameron, Miliband, and Clegg answering questions from an audience, separately. ■ Thursday 7 May – Polls open 7am – 10pm, counting and results to come from then, and expected on Friday 8 May. £17,419,277 donated to parties between  1 October and 31 December  before the 2010 election £20,326,862 in donations  to parties between  1 October and 31 December 2014 Labour claims it has knocked on 1.6m doors already, but will it be enough to get the keys to Number 10? whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. 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General Election 2015: Spinning out of control? Small business letter of support sent from CCHQ address, includes dissolved businesses

first_img Tags: General Election 2015 Small business Catherine Neilan Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndo General Election 2015: Spinning out of control? Small business letter of support sent from CCHQ address, includes dissolved businesses Are the Conservatives caught in a PR tailspin of their own making?  The Tories may have got the backing of several thousand small businesses, but it seems that this support was not quite as spontaneous as it may appear. Labour supporters are highlighting how the letter was sent from a CCHQ address, and that the call for small businesses to support the Tories in fact started life as an online petition.  It was apparently written – or at the very least endorsed – by Tory peer and The Apprentice co-host Karren Brady. As well as appearing as a petition on the Conservative website, it was sent out as an email to people who had signed up to receive the party’s General Election campaign updates. .     This has been pointed out by many people on Twitter, who argue it undermines the claim that the Tories have spontaneous support from the small business community.  https://twitter.com/andyjameshicks/status/592463758666145792 https://twitter.com/BardOfNorfolk/status/592616459123175424 Already at least one company has requested their name be taken off the list, claiming they had not signed the letter. [email protected] Our Sales Director did not sign the letter in support of the Conservative Party. Please remove signatory 413 immediately.— Aurum Solutions (@AurumSolutions) April 27, 2015https://twitter.com/AurumSolutions/status/592631496193740800 Another one appears to be a case of mistaken identity… though some questions will be asked around the fact that this person is a Conservative candidate for South Belfast. https://twitter.com/Wonkypolicywonk/status/592701635643711491/photo/1 And he wasn’t the only one. https://twitter.com/SussexOwl1/status/592695474135629825 Not only that, some of the companies on the list are either dissolved or don’t appear to exist. https://twitter.com/andyjameshicks/status/592512181922594816 https://twitter.com/Odbe34/status/592469645371781121 At least some of the small business owners are genuine. Jo Malone, who set up the eponymous perfume brand, has gone on the BBC to explain that she is backing the Tories because a change in government would be “risky” at this stage in the economic recovery.  But coming so hot on the heels of Wikipedia’s claims about Grant Shapps, the Tories’ reputation for honesty is definitely taking a bit of a bashing.  https://twitter.com/jwperkins_/status/592620890703159296 https://twitter.com/PrimlyStable/status/592617441768951808 https://twitter.com/andrewspoooner/status/592613733521858560https://twitter.com/GuyTindale/status/592616859339530240center_img Monday 27 April 2015 5:26 am More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

George Osborne starts his EU reform push with ministers in Brussels

first_imgTuesday 12 May 2015 9:09 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestly Tags: Brexit George Osborne People Share Britain’s EU renegotiation process is officially underway, as chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne made his first post-General Election trip to Brussels yesterday.Speaking ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers, Osborne said he went to Brussels “with a very clear mandate to improve Britain’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, and to reform the European Union so that it creates jobs and increases living standards for all its citizens.”But later in the day, the Latvian finance minister, who chaired the meeting, said that Osborne did not formally raise any issues relating to EU renegotiation during the talks. Instead, a source close to the negotiations told City A.M. that while the chancellor did not have formal one-on-one meetings with ministers, he still used the opportunity to chat with key players such as German and French finance ministers Wolfgang Schauble and Michel Sapin. Both ministers said yesterday they were open to reform, but Sapin added that negotiation talks would need to wait until the Greek debt crisis is resolved. Express KCS center_img whatsapp George Osborne starts his EU reform push with ministers in Brussels Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

Business group shocked by new weaker manufacturing figures

first_imgMonday 6 July 2015 9:12 pm Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Share A leading business group has said that it is surprised by new figures out today showing a sharp slowdown in UK manufacturing.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) quarterly economic survey (QES), based on responses from nearly 7,500 firms, recorded drops in all the key manufacturing balances in the second quarter, with most balances lower than their average pre-economic crisis levels.Responding to the results, BCC director-general John Longworth said: “The manufacturing sector has battled against structural problems for years but, even in that context, the scale of the slowdown being experienced by our manufacturers is a surprise and a concern.”“Part of the reason might be down to the strength of sterling against the euro and the dollar. But currency fluctuations are not the only issues at stake,” he added.Longworth called upon chancellor George Osborne to address “structural” problems hampering growth in manufacturing in tomorrow’s emergency summer Budget, saying the government should increase investment in infrastructure spending and do more to help British businesses working in new markets overseas. More From Our Partners Business group shocked by new weaker manufacturing figures Show Comments ▼ Tags: Manufacturing sectorlast_img read more

Mayoral hopefuls head out on holiday

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Death of clubbing? Why that’s bad news for the UK’s night time economy

first_img Share Death of clubbing? Why that’s bad news for the UK’s night time economy Lynsey Barber Tags: Expert Voices whatsapp whatsapp The UK’s late night sector, its bars, live music venues and nightclubs, is rightly recognised as one of the most vibrant and progressive in the world. The sector forms an integral part of the UK’s cultural zeitgeist and has provided a breeding ground for much of this country’s world-renowned musical talent.Our nightclubs and venues are also crucial drivers of growth across local economies and substantial losses in the sector would have a devastating knock-on effect for both the hospitality sector and the wider UK economy. Around £66bn in revenue is generated every year by the late night economy, employing 1.3m people and accounting for 10 per cent of GDP. The night-time economy makes up around 8 per cent of UK businesses and a third of town centre turnover is generated in the evenings. Late night bars, music venues and nightclubs support a myriad of other high street businesses and entrepreneurs and help increase footfall in town centres that have struggled against online retail.Read more: Britain’s night-time economy is valuable and needs protectingOver half a billion visits are made to UK nightclubs each year including over 300m dedicated visits and nearly £18bn spend. Our late night music and entertainment sector attracts visitors from across the UK, Europe and beyond. The success of internationally-famous clubs such as the now-defunct Hacienda, to Ministry of Sound and Fabric has turned our cities into popular destinations for clubbers and provided town centres with a welcome fiscal boost.The ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers) has consistently argued that the loss of these landmark businesses would deal an irreparable blow to both the UK’s cultural and economic landscapes, and we have campaigned hard to promote the hard work and benefits of the sector.Earlier this year, the ALMR launched its Late Night Manifesto to highlight to both national and local authorities the benefits of the sector. We are pushing for closer working relationships with local authorities to ensure that those communities reap the benefits of investment generated by bars and clubs and so clubbers can enjoy their nights out. The nightclubs that do remain are dynamic, innovative and worthy of our support.Read more: This is the London 24-hour Night Tube MapAt present, nightclubs are under threat from local authorities with the power to penalise and close venues, planning constraints and costly levels of tax. Too frequently, the sector is seen as a burden with venues taking the blame for reports of anti-social behaviour, rather than a crucial part of the country’s hospitality offering.The number of nightclubs in the UK has fallen by almost half in the past decade – from 3,144 a decade ago to 1,733 today. If losses continue at this rate, clearly there will be devastating consequences for the night-time economy. These consequences will also be felt more widely as we face the loss of the most iconic, dynamic and productive parts of our economy. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Wednesday 12 August 2015 11:48 amlast_img read more