Birmingham & Black Country 12 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-46154371 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A troubled prison that was taken over by the government is showing early signs of improvement, … [Read more...] about ‘Signs of improvement’ at ‘worst’ prison
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Chancellor Philip Hammond is delivering his last Budget announcement before Brexit today amid growing pressure on the Government over its handling of leaving the European Union . Mr Hammond is announcing his second budget of the year. The budget, presented in the House of Commons, will set out the Government’s economic plan for the country. But the Chancellor will be under pressure to demonstrate that austerity is reaching an end when he delivers his Budget statement . Philip Hammond has promised a Budget for "the strivers, the grafters and the carers" as he set out his tax and spending plans in the Commons. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May promised she was ending years of austerity. "The era of austerity is finally coming to an end," Mr Hammond told MPs. Follow live updates here: Key Events Passengers could be hit by Air Passenger Duty rise 20:10 Everything that was announced 18:09 Reaction to the Budget 17:54 Beer, cider and spirit tax frozen … [Read more...] about UK Budget Announcement 2018 LIVE: What it means for you
Uber drivers will strike for 24 hours in London, Birmingham and Nottingham in a push for higher fares and more working rights. The Independent Works Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has called the walkout, which will start from 1pm on Tuesday. The union expects hundreds of drivers to participate in the industrial action by not signing into the app. Drivers will also be staging protests outside Uber's offices in each of these cities at the start of the strike. IWGB said it was appealing for the public's support for drivers and asking customers “not to cross the digital picket line by using the app during the strike”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell retweeted an announcement of the strike posted by United Private Hire Drivers, a branch of IWGB, on Monday morning. He wrote: “I support this strike for better employment rights and urge others to respect the app picket line.” IWGB argues that Uber drivers should be classified as Limb (b) … [Read more...] about Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham are going on strike today
India will look to build a healthy first-innings lead after England were bowled out for 287 early on day two.Sam Curran was the final man to go, caught behind off the bowling of Mohammed Shami for 24 after England resumed the second day on 285 for nine.The big story from the opening day at Edgbaston was Virat Kohli mocking Root's mic drop celebration after taking the England captain's wicket, and from there the hosts collapsed.Sam Curran and Jimmy Anderson will be at the crease at the start of play, before England's bowlers take to the field looking to limit India's run chase.When England do take to the field, much of the focus will be on Kohli. The India skipper may have risked censure for his 'send-off' celebration after running out Root - but England opener Keaton Jennings sees no reason to complain about the India captain.Root admitted to immediate regret at dropping his bat to the floor at Headingley, and Kohli appeared more than happy to reference it as the Yorkshireman's … [Read more...] about England vs India, first Test day 2 LIVE: Follow action from Edgbaston
Eilis O'Hanlon: Theresa May refuses to accept any Brexit deal which treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK... but can you imagine these scenes being tolerated in Birmingham, Cardiff or Glasgow? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The British Government insists there can be no deal with the EU which separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. It's hardly an unreasonable position. The truth is, however, that Northern Ireland is already treated differently from its neighbours - and always has been. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eilis-ohanlon-theresa-may-refuses-to-accept-any-brexit-deal-which-treats-northern-ireland-differently-from-the-rest-of-the-uk-but-can-you-imagine-these-scenes-being-tolerated-in-birmingham-cardiff-or-glasgow-37112526.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article37112525.ece/7b5d8/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-13_opi_42456625_I2.JPG Email The British Government insists there can be no deal … [Read more...] about Eilis O’Hanlon: Theresa May refuses to accept any Brexit deal which treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK… but can you imagine these scenes being tolerated in Birmingham, Cardiff or Glasgow?