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Chocolate’s coming home

9 February 2021

International food giant Mondelez is shifting the bulk of its Cadbury’s Dairy Milk production back to Britain. This reverses much of the outsourcing that took place in 2017.

SNP in bid to stop test case for unilateral referendum

23 January 2021

Scotland’s Attorney General told its highest court on Friday 21 January that the pro-separatist campaigner seeking a ruling that the Scottish parliament can lawfully hold a second “independence” referendum unilaterally lacks the legal standing to bring his case.

Deep mining again in Cumbria

17 January 2021

The first new deep coalmine in Britain for over 30 years will go ahead in Cumbria. It will supplying coking coal for steelmaking.

PPE: local firms step up

17 January 2021

A Yorkshire company has developed new production facilities.for personal protective equipment, one of many innovations from British firms in the face of the pandemic.

British Gas: no to fire and rehire

12 January 2021

British Gas engineers were on strike for 5 days in defence of their pay and conditions. More action will follow unless the company withdraws the threat of firing and rehiring workers on worse conditions.

Call to double medical school places

10 January 2021

The Royal College of Physicians has set out plans to double the number of medical school places, planning for Britain’s needs for the next ten years and beyond. 

Barnoldswick strike yields 'landmark deal'

10 January 2021

Nine weeks of strike action at the Rolls-Royce factory in Barnoldswick have been suspended as the workforce considered what their union calls a “landmark deal” to secure the future of the site.

Cargo handlers strike at Heathrow

29 December 2020

Cargo workers belonging to the Unite union began a nine-day strike on Christmas Day in a dispute with employer BA over its attempts to use fire and rehire tactics to impose new deep cuts in pay and conditions.

Covid-19: Lessons from Liverpool

1 December 2020

The news that Liverpool is to enter Tier 2 when the current restrictions end this week is a challenge to the government’s default top-down, we-know-what’s-best-for-you approach to dealing with the pandemic.

Sinn Fein and DUP unite over EU food threat

23 November 2020

A row over the flow of food trade between the British mainland and Northern Ireland has led the leaders of Sinn Fein and the DUP to tell the EU it would be unacceptable to disrupt food supply in the event of a No-deal Brexit. 

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