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Rail nationalisation ruled out

16 October 2019

The government is to publish a White Paper to implement the findings of the review of the rail industry led by Keith Williams – ruling out further public ownership.

Top uni salaries soar while debts grow

14 October 2019

With universities short of money, more than 4,400 senior staff were paid over £100,000 a year in 2017-8, up more than 10 per cent on the previous year’s tally. 

Future growth for Britain

3 October 2019

A new study from a French bank predicts a science and technology boom in Brtain over the next two decades. Unlike many reports into Brexit, it looks at the long term and predicts a positive future.

Cancel Dutch ScotRail contract, says RMT

21 September 2019

With anger growing at the service failures Abellio ScotRail, members and supporters of the RMT union marched through Glasgow to the company HQ and on to the Scottish Government offices .

Irish farmers protest

7 August 2019

Beef farmers in Ireland have held a series of protests calling on their government and the EU for support.

Jaguar boost for electric car production

11 July 2019

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a huge investment to build electric cars in Britain. The investment will be centred around the Coventry car maker’s plant in Castle Bromwich.

Class sizes on the rise

8 July 2019

New figures from the Department for Education show that class sizes in England’s secondary schools have risen by the equivalent of one extra pupil per class in just two years.

BiFab workers protest at EDF in Edinburgh

5 July 2019

With their jobs under threat after contracts they could meet have been sent abroad, workers from the BiFab construction yards in Fife protested at the head office of the energy giant EDF in Edinburgh.

Open financial war between EU and Switzerland

1 July 2019

Switzerland and the European Union have begun open financial war as the EU tries to force the country to sign a new agreement covering all aspects of the country’s relations with the bloc.

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