Brexit: Keep single market for transition period – Labour

August 27th, 2017 (No Comments)

Labour would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after leaving the EU, the party has said. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer set out Labour’s new position in the Observer. The shift in policy would mean accepting the free movement of labour after leaving the EU […]

August 26th, 2017 (No Comments)

The RBS department set up to help companies in trouble mistreated many of its clients, a leaked report for the Financial Conduct Authority says. It found some “inappropriate action” – such as interest charges being raised or unnecessary fees added – was experienced by 92% of viable firms seen by RBS’s Global Restructuring Group. GRG […]

Provident Financial appoints new boss to home credit arm

August 25th, 2017 (No Comments)

Troubled doorstep lender Provident Financial has made a management change at its consumer credit division. The firm lost two-thirds of its share value on Tuesday after it issued its second profit warning in three months. Chris Gillespie has been appointed managing director of the home credit business, replacing Andy Parkinson. His task is to re-establish […]

Car crashes into front of popular Wigan restaurant

August 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

A man was seriously injured when a car hit the front of a restaurant this morning. A police spokesman said the vehicle flipped and hit the Olive Garden, on Preston Road, Standish, at 6.20am. Emergency services attended and found a man with serious injuries, who was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. An ambulance […]

Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport

August 23rd, 2017 (No Comments)

Up to 130 sets of car keys have been stolen from a site used by a meet-and-greet company offering long-stay parking near Manchester Airport. Four cars were also taken from the Car Park Manchester site in Hale, the Manchester Evening News¬†reported. Police said the full numbers involved were not yet known because many of the […]

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