Two people fall ill in restaurant in poison attack city – UK police

By Paul Sandle LONDON, Sept 17 : Two people fell ill on Sunday while eating at a restaurant in Salisbury, the English city where former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in March, police said. In a statement, Wiltshire Police said there was nothing to suggest the incident at the Prezzo […]

UK Labour warns big banks must never again be masters of the economy

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON, Sept 15 : London’s vast financial services industry must never again be the “master of the economy”, the opposition Labour finance spokesman will say on Saturday in a speech accusing bankers of profiting from speculation at the expense of ordinary people. John McDonnell, a veteran socialist who is now seeking to […]

UK public pension group to oppose Ryanair at AGM

By Simon Jessop and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Sept 14 : Ryanair faced growing criticism from unions and investors on Friday about how it has handled an industrial relations revolt ahead of its annual shareholder meeting next week when its veteran chairman’s position will be challenged. Britain’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) recommended members vote […]

Britain and EU “closing in” on a Brexit agreement, Raab says

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Sept 14 : Britain and the European Union are “closing in” on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week. Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29 but has yet to reach a full exit deal […]

London goes fur-free as kicks off its leg of fashion week shows

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Jayson Mansaray LONDON, Sept 14 : London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday, declaring itself fur-free for the first time as an increasing number of designers seek to burnish their ethical credentials. The five-day trade event, the second leg of the month-long spring/summer 2019 catwalk season, has fewer big names than […]

UK public pension group to oppose Ryanair at AGM

By Simon Jessop and Maiya Keidan LONDON, Sept 14 : Britain’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has recommended members vote against Ryanair’s financial report at the company’s annual meeting next week and also oppose the re-election of its chairman. The group, whose members schemes run around 230 billion pounds ($300 billion) on behalf of […]