No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn – The Guardian

No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn – The Guardian

A no-deal Brexit would have profound economic consequences with GDP shrinking by up to 8%, putting thousands of jobs at risk, the Confederation of British Industry is to warn. The business body is urging MPs to back Theresa May’s deal, describing it as a “solution” businesses can work with as it delivers a transition period […]

Jaguar Land Rover to cut up to 5,000 jobs – BBC News

Jaguar Land Rover to cut up to 5,000 jobs – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will today announce it is cutting up to 5,000 jobs from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Management, marketing and administrative roles are expected to be hardest hit, but some production staff may also be affected. The layoffs are part of a £2.5bn cost-cutting plan amid what industry […]

Egypt recovers smuggled artefact from UK auction – BBC News

Egypt recovers smuggled artefact from UK auction – BBC News

Image copyright Egypt Ministry of Antiquities Image caption The archaeological item is said to be part of a tablet carving of Egyptian King Amenhotep I An ancient Egyptian artefact illegally smuggled out of the country has been returned after being displayed at an auction hall in London, officials say. It was retrieved following searches of […]

Paupers' funerals cost UK councils nearly £5.4m in a year – BBC News

Paupers' funerals cost UK councils nearly £5.4m in a year – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Councils are required by law to bury or cremate the deceased if funeral arrangements have not been made Councils across the UK spent nearly £5.4m on “paupers’ funerals” last year, it has been revealed. A Freedom of Information request, by insurance company Royal London, found 275 local authorities spent […]

UK 'needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis' – BBC News

UK 'needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis' – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images/Matt Cardy Image caption The government says it plans to build 250,000 homes by 2022 The UK must build three million new social homes over 20 years to solve the “housing crisis”, a report says. Housing charity Shelter says upfront costs of £11bn a year could come from housing benefit savings by […]

Should the UK be raising rather than lowering the voting age? – BBC News

Should the UK be raising rather than lowering the voting age? – BBC News

Image caption Harold Wilson’s government lowered the voting age to 18 in 1969 It is 50 years since Harold Wilson’s government lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Many now want the age at which people can vote to go even lower. David Runciman, a professor of politics at Cambridge, recently called for it […]

Reality Check: Who rescues migrants in the Channel? – BBC News

Reality Check: Who rescues migrants in the Channel? – BBC News

Image copyright PA The number of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat is small – it pales in comparison to those making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean – but there has been a small spike in crossings in recent months. In 2018, the Home Office says 539 people attempted to travel to the […]

'US troll' probed after armed police called out to UK homes – BBC News

'US troll' probed after armed police called out to UK homes – BBC News

Image copyright Gee Hussain Image caption Gee Hussain awoke at 05:30 to find armed police outside his home Police are probing allegations that a US-based cyber troll has left UK families “emotionally destroyed” by sending armed police to their homes. Gee Hussain, from Littleover in Derby, said he was woken in the early hours to […]

Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland – BBC News

Escape room fire kills five teenagers in Poland – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Participants are locked in a room and must solve a series of puzzles against the clock in order to escape Five teenage girls have died after a fire broke out while they were playing an escape game in northern Poland. A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in the blaze which […]