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Gatwick Airport to take measures following Christmas Eve chaos

Gatwick Airport to take measures following Christmas Eve chaos

Apr. 11 | The recent report by Members of Parliament has stated that the chaos which was created at Gatwick Airport during Christmas Eve 2013 must be treated as ‘a wake-up call’ for all other airports in the UK. On December 24, 2013, over 11,000 passengers...

Subway planning significant expansions in UK and Ireland

Subway planning significant expansions in UK and Ireland

Jan. 22 | Famous US-based fast food giant Subway is planning to expand its business in the UK and Ireland and the upcoming expansion plans are expected to create 13,000 new jobs in the countries. The company wants to grow from the current 1,731 stores to 3,000...

England to get first motorway service station pub

England to get first motorway service station pub

Jan. 21 | The first motorway service station pub in England is scheduled to open on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. However, the latest move invited plenty of criticism from road safety and health campaigners, who are warning that it will encourage drinking and driving....

Google privacy case to be heard in UK, High Court decides

Google privacy case to be heard in UK, High Court decides

Jan. 17 | Search engine giant Google will be fighting the High Court’s decision that it can be sued for an alleged breach of privacy in the UK, despite the fact that the company is based in the US. On January 16, 2014, the High Court ruled that the American...

UK’s first pay-per-minute cafe now open in London

UK’s first pay-per-minute cafe now open in London

Jan. 9 | The first UK branch of a Russian café which charges its customers according to the duration of their stay has opened in London. The café charges according to the time spent by customers, but offers unlimited free tea and biscuits in exchange. The new...

Retailers in UK reduce prices by record amount in December 2013

Retailers in UK reduce prices by record amount in December 2013

Jan. 8 | High street stores in Great Britain offered one of the biggest pre-Christmas discounts in December 2013 in at least seven years. This was confirmed by industry numbers which were revealed on January 8, 2014, highlighting difficult trading conditions,...

Tube to run all night on weekends in London, job cuts announced

Tube to run all night on weekends in London, job cuts announced

Nov. 21 | London Underground has stated that tube trains will run all night during weekends, however, the majority of ticket offices will be closed and 750 jobs will be lost, according to latest reports. It has been announced that as of 2015, trains will be running...

BAE Systems to announce 1,000 job cuts in Glasgow and Portsmouth

BAE Systems to announce 1,000 job cuts in Glasgow and Portsmouth

Nov. 6 | UK-based multinational defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems will soon cut over 1,000 jobs across three shipyards in the country. The decision to cut jobs sparked outrage among politicians and union officials on November 5, 2013. Reports...

Energy firms among most disliked UK companies

Energy firms among most disliked UK companies

Oct. 29 | A poll of 2,056 people which was conducted over the weekend stated that energy firms in the UK got a positive rating of merely 28.2 out of 100. The tobacco companies managed to score 25.6 percent, while the payday loan companies scored the least, 15.7...

UK to build new nuclear power plant

UK to build new nuclear power plant

Oct. 21 | United Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant in a generation has received a green light from the government. The plant consortium will be led by France’s EDF Energy, as well as investors from China, which will help in building the Hinkley Point C plant...