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Network Rail maintenance staff are paid nearly a fifth more than workers in other industries

Network Rail’s maintenance staff earn nearly a fifth more than workers doing comparable roles, a new report has found ahead of the next rail strike on Saturday. Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) commissioned independent consultants to establish whether employment costs for more than 64,000 railway workers are higher or lower than …

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HS2 launches Sushila: Machine begins digging five-mile tunnel under London for new high-speed rail

Contractors have launched the first of six machines that will dig the tunnels for London’s new High Speed ​​2 (HS2) railway. The tunnel-boring machine (TBM) – dubbed Sushila after local teacher Sushila Hirani – was activated near West Ruislip railway station on Thursday. It is one of two TBMs which will dig a five-mile twin-bore …

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Shoppers are feeling the pinch as they save on energy costs this winter

How hard-up middle class shoppers feeling the pinch are snapping up blankets and one-pot stoves to save on energy costs this winter Sales of portable electric ovens are up 54 per cent this year compared to 2021 55 per cent of people plan to give less presents this Christmas to save cash Sales of heated …

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Sir James Dyson sues Channel 4 over allegations of abuse and exploitation at factory supplying him

Sir James Dyson sues Channel 4 for libel over program which made allegations of abuse and exploitation of workers at factory supplying goods to his firm Billionaire sues broadcaster and ITN over allegations made on February 10 show It focused on staff at Malaysian factory which previously supplied products They were bringing legal action against …

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Tesco freezes prices on more than 1,000 products and hands workers 20p-an-hour pay rise

Tesco freezes prices on more than 1,000 products amid cost of living crisis and hands workers 20p-an-hour pay rise – but warns annual sales will be down as it posts 10 per cent fall in profits for first half of the year Tesco announced it will be giving staff an extra pay rise to cope …

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RAC warns motorists fuel prices will ‘inevitably’ soar due to OPEC + decision to cut oil production

Britons already facing a cost of living crisis with increased energy and food bills are now being warned to brace for soaring fuel prices because of a major cut in oil exports. Some of the world’s top oil-producing countries have agreed to cut the amount they export to Western nations in a bid to stabilize …

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We review The Bus Café at The Sun Deck on Margate’s Royal Crescent Promenade

Perhaps I’m being a bit of a snob, but a large red double-decker bus converted into a restaurant doesn’t necessarily fill me with confidence when it comes to quality grub. My fear is it’s all a bit of a gimmick – a case of expecting you to enjoy the experience of, ahem, eating on public …

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Virgin Atlantic axes its Heathrow to Hong Kong route after nearly 30 years

Virgin Atlantic axes its Heathrow to Hong Kong route and pulls offices from the city after nearly 30 years, and blames closure of Russian airspace for the decision Virgin Atlantic today announced it will scrap its Heathrow-Hong Kong services It suspended service amid Covid and flights were set to return from March 2023 But a …

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