Business

US and UK finally sit down on steel tariffs

Under the Trump administration, the US imposed a 25% duty on foreign steel and 15% tax on foreign aluminium, setting off a firestorm of criticism – especially from allies, including the UK, who imposed tariffs on some US goods, such as whiskey, in retaliation. Source link

Politics

Covid: End of Plan B in England ‘not the finish’, says Sajid Javid

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the end of Plan B restrictions in England from next week. This includes removing the legal requirements to wear masks and scrapping work from home guidance. Speaking at a press conference in Downing Street, Mr Javid said that the country must “proceed with caution” and learn to live with […]

UK News

Boy made up murder tale before killing Rikki Neave, court hears

Mr Price added: “Ultimately the critical question for the jury in this case will be whether such a wide variety of evidence, including the DNA, just happens to combine to incriminate Watson for the simple reason that he is indeed the killer of Rikki Neave or whether, alternatively, may he be a hapless innocent victim […]

US & World

Robinho: Brazilian footballer loses final appeal against rape conviction

Robinho scored 28 goals in 100 games for Brazil Brazilian footballer Robinho has lost his final appeal against a conviction for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court in Rome upheld a previous ruling sentencing the 37-year-old to nine years in jail. In 2017, […]

Technology

MPs doubt government will meet 1Gbps broadband target

Meg Hillier, who chairs the committee, said ministers “can’t rely on the private sector to get fast broadband to the hardest-to-reach, excluded and rural areas – and despite its repeated promises to do exactly that, we are apparently little nearer to closing ‘the great digital divide’ developing across the UK nor addressing the social and […]

UK News

Scottish council chief says cuts and tax rises ‘inevitable’

Asked if cuts or tax rises were inevitable, she added: “I think both are probably inevitable, in that councils have to be able to deliver local services to vulnerable people and to everyone across our local communities, and it needs to have money in order to be able to give those services. Source link

Politics

Christian Wakeford: Decision took many sleepless nights

A former Tory MP who defected to Labour insisted the decision took “many months” to be made. Christian Wakeford, who represents Bury South, said he had “sleepless nights” over the move. But he believed it was the right decision for him and his constituents. Source link