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Europe · London
UK scraps corporate tax hike, lifts cap on banker bonuses
The U.K. government on Friday scrapped planned corporate and individual tax hikes and removed a cap on bankers’ bonuses in contentious bid to boost the faltering economy. Kwarteng’s predecessor, Rishi Sunak, imposed the increase to pay for social care and a backlog in the public health service.See the Story
36% Left coverage: 39 sources
Europe · London
Nurses set to vote on walkout over pay as RCN boosts strike fund by £15m
A strike ballot for nurses working in Britain's state-run National Health Service will open on Sept. 15 and close on Oct. 13. If they vote to strike, it would be the first time in the RCN's 106-year history that nurses in England and Wales have staged a walk out. The vote comes as the NHS faces a serious staffing crisis with more than 100,000 vacancies.See the Story
46% Left coverage: 11 sources
Europe · Staffordshire
Alton Towers countdown as popular ride set to shut for two years
Nemesis was Europe's first inverted rollercoaster when it opened in 1994. Since then it has been ridden more than 50 million times. It will be closing on 6 November, because of the "beast's abnormal behaviour" It will return in 2024 after an "exciting revamp"See the Story
Coverage: 7 sources
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Copthorne: Firefighters tackle large blaze at leisure centre
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a leisure centre in West Sussex. The roof of Acorns Health and Leisure in Copthorne has been severely damaged. Ten fire engines, aerial ladder platforms and water carriers were deployed. There is no word of any casualties but road is closed in both directions.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 1 sources
State police investigating meth dumpsite in Indiana County
Several plastic bags and paraphernalia were found in a wooded area. The items reportedly suggested they were used to make methamphetamine. The location of the dumpsite was roughly 9 miles away from the Cambria County line. An investigation into the site is ongoing and no suspects have been identified.See the Story
60% Center coverage: 5 sources
What changes with incoming King Charles: Notes, coins, stamps and even anthems
New coins and notes will need to be designed and minted or printed. Charles will eventually replace the Queen as the figurehead on British stamps. The new monarch will need a new Royal Cypher impressed upon royal and state documents. The words to the National Anthem have changed to God save our gracious King.See the Story
Coverage: 2 sources
15 historic Cornish buildings deemed 'at risk'
EG Group, who operate the Filling Station, say the proposals would enlarge the shop at the site, currently Spar branded. The Blackburn-based EG Group run by the Issa family, also own the Asda brand and operate petrol stations and convenience stores in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Planners in Bolton will decide on the plans in the coming weeks.See the Story
Grantham, England · Grantham
Apology after major outage left schools and councils offline
A technology firm has apologised after a ‘major incident’ left schools and councils without the internet for several days.See the Story
Stamford, England · Stamford
What was in the sky above Stamford?
Low-flying plane was spotted in the skies above Stamford this afternoon. The plane, a Hercules, is owned by the United States Air Force. It was flying above Stamford at an altitude of 2,000 feet. A grob tutor from RAF Wittering also travelled over the Stamford and Bourne area.See the Story
Primary school pupils remember war heroes
Pupils have played a part in making sure that war heroes are never forgotten.See the Story