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Boeing UK contracts ‘jeopardised’ over Bombardier row

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionAbout 1,000 jobs in Belfast are linked to the C-Series Boeing’s trade dispute with Bombardier “could jeopardise” its defence contracts with the UK government, the UK’s defence secretary has warned. Sir Michael Fallon made the comments after the US opted to impose a tax on the C-Series jet made by Bombardier. The proposed 220% [...]

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400,000 more passengers to be hit by Ryanair cancellations

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair will cancel another 18,000 flights between November and March, affecting the travel plans of another 400,000 passengers. It will fly 25 fewer planes to cut the risk of further flight cancellations. More than 30 routes will be suspended this winter, including Stansted to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Gatwick to Belfast and [...]

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Ben Stokes: England cricketer arrested after Bristol incident

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

England cricketer Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol early on Monday. He will not be available for England’s fourth one-day international against West Indies on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. Team-mate Alex Hales, who was with Stokes, will also miss the match and has returned to Bristol to [...]

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Liz Dawn: Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth dies at 77

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionSome of the memorable moments from Liz Dawn’s career as Vera Duckworth Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years, has died. Her family said they were “devastated” after the death of the “incredible” 77-year-old. They added: “She has been the love, light and inspiration [...]

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Labour ‘war-gaming for run on pound’ if elected

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionJohn McDonnell: We have to scenario-plan so people know we’re ready The Labour Party is making detailed plans for government, including “war-game-type scenario-planning” for events such as “a run on the pound”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the party was preparing “detailed implementation manuals” and drafting legislation so it could “hit the deck running” [...]

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Labour conference: Starmer claims ‘grown-up’ Brexit stance

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA The Labour leadership has insisted its approach to Brexit is “grown-up and pragmatic” as it faced opposition from some activists at its conference. Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said customs union and single market options should not be “swept off the table” at this stage. He accused the Tories of “joyriding” [...]

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Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologises after London ban

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dara Khosrowshahi took over as Uber boss last month after Travis Kalanick resigned The Uber chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, has apologised for the “mistakes we’ve made” after the taxi-hailing firm lost its London licence. He said in an open letter that Uber would appeal against the city’s decision, but [...]

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German nationalists to fight ‘foreign invasion’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 25, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionLeaders and protesters react to the election result Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. “We want a different policy,” co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. But splits have already emerged between AfD leaders on the party’s [...]

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Germany election: Merkel seeks fourth term

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionHow young voters are shaking up the election Millions of Germans are casting their votes in the country’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power. She is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her conservative CDU/CSU alliance’s status as the largest presence in Germany’s Bundestag. Its coalition partner, [...]

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Trump NFL row: Sports stars round on US president

Posted by Warren Fyfe on September 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionWarriors head coach Steve Kerr: Trump comments ‘awful’ US President Donald Trump is facing growing condemnation from the sports world after his criticism of players. On Friday, Mr Trump said the National Football League (NFL) should fire players who protest during the US anthem. Top football players have attacked Mr Trump in response. The [...]

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