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UK-China stocks link plan unveiled – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor George Osborne has said the UK and China are exploring how to link their stock markets. He announced a “landmark feasibility study” into the idea, which would enable Chinese and British shares to be traded in both countries. He said the UK and China would “stick together”, despite stock market […]

Cardiac unit rated among top three in UK for surgery – BBC News

A cardiac unit in a Cardiff hospital has been rated among the best in the UK for surgery survival rates. Figures from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery showed the unit at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) had a survival rate of 98.67%. It was placed with Southampton and Papworth as the three best-performing. The figures, […]

One in five UK households dump a loaf of bread in the bin, survey reveals – The Guardian

Nearly one in five UK households admit to binning an entire loaf of bread before even opening or slicing it, according to new research supporting a campaign to encourage consumers to take steps to reduce the national mountain of food waste. Just under half of adults (49%) say they eat bread every day, with 38% […]

France urges precision on UK plans for EU reform – Financial Times

September 22, 2015 8:32 am Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Paris and Alex Barker in London Print Clip Gift Article France urges precision on UK plans for EU reform – Financial Times

UK Cars ‘Could Be Recalled’ Over VW Scandal – Sky News

Millions of cars on British roads could be recalled in light of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, a transport campaign group has warned. A senior executive for the German car-maker has admitted it “totally screwed up” by deliberately circumventing the clean air rules on diesel cars, which meant some models were releasing as much as 40 […]

UK pushes to be ‘China’s best partner’ despite fears – CNBC

“UK can be China’s best partner in the West,” Osborne proclaimed on Twitter, in one of a host of tweets with the hash tag #UKChina from the visit. George Osborne Tweet Announcements on Monday included a move to extend the renminbi/sterling swap line—an agreement to exchange one currency for another at a […]

David Cameron pig allegations could harm UK productivity – The Independent

That’s the view of Alan Price, senior employment lawyer at Peninsular Business Services, who said that they had received calls from employers asking what to do about staff who had been distracted by the allegations. “One manager rang and said everyone was looking at Twitter,” Price said. “It’s because of smart mobiles, which means technology […]

How job and skill shortages affect the UK – BBC News

Image copyright AFP A record number of people in the UK are in employment, and immigration from the EU is also at a record level. Business surveys suggest employers value international migrants because local candidates lack skills. Whether young people have the skills, attitudes and aptitudes valued by employers, and the impact this has on […]

Farrah Abraham Gets Evicted From Celebrity Big Brother UK, Receives Massive … – Us Magazine

Don’t let the door hit you! Farrah Abraham was ousted from the Celebrity Big Brother UK house in an elimination twist on Friday, Sept. 18. PHOTOS: Farrah Abraham through the years Each of the top four vote getters on Team U.S. were guaranteed a spot in the house and given the opportunity to […]

JCB to cut 400 UK jobs after downturn in emerging markets – Financial Times

September 21, 2015 7:09 pm Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor Print Clip Gift Article JCB to cut 400 UK jobs after downturn in emerging markets – Financial Times