HSBC offers more than 1,200 call centre staff the option to WFH permanently

HSBC offers more than 1,200 call centre staff the option to WFH permanently after majority said they did not want to return to the office Research shows majority of 1,800 HSBC staff did not want to return to the office  Discussions on work location flexibility taking place at an individual team level Contract changes for those … Read more

Calls for inquiry as cost of union’s hotel and conference centre spirals to £98MILLION 

Calls for inquiry as cost of ‘Red Len’ McCluskey’s luxury new Unite union hotel and conference centre spirals to £98MILLION Birmingham hotel and conference complex cost has risen to almost £100m  Original estimate of £35million, with some reports it was as low as £7million  McCluskey has blamed cost increase on paying top rate wages to workers  … Read more

Calls for inquiry as cost of union’s hotel and conference centre spirals to £98MILLION 

Calls for inquiry as cost of ‘Red Len’ McCluskey’s luxury new Unite union hotel and conference centre spirals to £98MILLION Birmingham hotel and conference complex cost has risen to almost £100m  Original estimate of £35million, with some reports it was as low as £7million  McCluskey has blamed cost increase on paying top rate wages to workers  … Read more

Plans for SpaceX-style rocket launch centre in Shetland backed by Scotland’s richest man is blocked

Scotland’s plans for a space station have been blocked by the nation’s historic environment watchdog after the Shetland site was deemed of ‘cultural significance’.  The proposed development of a Shetland Space Centre, which is being backed by Scotland’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen, was rejected due to the site having once been a Second World … Read more

Headmaster at centre of Pimlico Academy ‘race row’ described as ‘disciplinarian’ who ‘gets results’

Protesting pupils’ list of demands presented to the head – and what he has already agreed to A statement purporting to be from the pupil protesters breaks down their ‘demands’.  An extract from this document is shown below, with changes that headteacher Daniel Smith has agreed to marked by an asterisk and italics.  DISCRIMINATION   We … Read more

Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre with liners ordered to dock at industrial port

Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre with liners ordered to dock at an industrial port instead after UNESCO request Culture minister announced the decision was in response to UNESCO request The cruise ships will now be re-routed away from the city’s Giudecca canal Dario Franceschini hailed the move as a ‘correct decision, awaited for … Read more

Police disperse a crowd of hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre

Police disperse a crowd of hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre Police shut down an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre on Thursday evening   Officers were deployed to the scene to disperse the crowds at Castlefield Bowl Video taken from the scene show a large crowd of people dancing … Read more

‘Unite for Women’ protesters march through centre of Brighton

‘Unite for Women’ protesters march through centre of Brighton in demo over school ‘rape culture’ claims Protesters took part in a ‘Unite for Women’ demostration in Brighton today  The protest began at 1pm this afternoon at the Peace statue in Hove  People attending the protest were asked to bring face masks, as well as signs  … Read more

Dog rescue centre reveals coping with animals abandoned during lockdown has been ‘nightmare’

An animal rescue centre has revealed that the surge in abandoned dogs being taken to their centre because of lockdown has been a ‘nightmare’.   Sylvia Van Atta, co-founder of Many Tears, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, explained that the centre is struggling to survive because of the overwhelming number of animals who have been given up by … Read more

The son of Australian farmers at centre of David Cameron ‘lobbying’ scandal

A tycoon at the centre of a lobbying scandal engulfing David Cameron was given extraordinary access to No10 and struck a controversial NHS deal reportedly rejected by civil servants which profited banks.  Australian financier Lex Greensill was allegedly granted a security pass and team of civil servants during Mr Cameron’s time in Downing Street so … Read more