Labour is considering offering a four day week to voters to win the next general election, John McDonnell has said. The Labour shadow chancellor said he would Labour will “look at the working week” as part of an examination of working practices head of drawing put the party's manfesto for the 2022 election. The news comes after Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, last month said a four day week should be “an ambition” for unions. Labour is already said to be looking at how the rise of robots and artificial intelligence can be used to benefit workers rather than just those at the top of companies. Speaking on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, Mr McDonnell said: “We will... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about John McDonnell: Labour considering four-day week in bid to win next general election
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PUBLISHED: 13:00 27 September 2018 The Thomas McCurtain's hurling team face the camera (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA) Archant The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club The Thomas McCurtains’ hurling team will bid to claim some silverware on Sunday when they face Fr Murphy’s in the final of the London Intermediate Championship.The match is set to get underway at 2.30pm at the London GAA’s headquarters at McGovern Park in Ruislip.McCurtain’s men’s footballers also face a crunch clash this weekend as they face Round Towers in the London League Divison One/Two play-off on Saturday.That fixture is scheduled for a 3.30pm start at Tir Chonaill Gael’s home ground in Greenford.Saturday also sees the Goodmayes club’s women’s football team take on Holloway Gaels in the London Intermediate League at Downhills Park.The club are always on the lookout for new players, with Gaelic football and hurling teams for both men and women from … [Read more...] about McCurtains bid to win London hurling title
A win for the Spireites this weekend could be good news for a national bowel cancer screening charity. Labour MP for Chesterfield Toby Perkins visited his local William Hill to place a charity bet on Sheffield United and Chesterfield to win this weekend.Both teams kick off their seasons in the Championship and National League this weekend and if Sheffield United and Chesterfield can record victories against Swansea City and Ebbsfleet United respectively, Toby will win £309 for the Bobby Moore Fund.Toby visited the William Hill shop to place his bet and to support the company’s campaign to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund over the summer period.In the last three years, William Hill have contributed £214,000 through their partnership with the Fund, which is supporting research into a nationwide bowel cancer screening programme.William Hill colleagues and customers donated £2 to wear their favourite football shirt to work for the Fund’s Football Shirt Friday … [Read more...] about Toby Perkins MP backs Spireites in bid to win money for bowel cancer fund
B&Q has announced a radical shake up of prices in an attempt to lure shoppers in amid rival Homebase's restructuring. The DIY superstore said it plans to lower 2,000 prices to "make home improvement more affordable for everyone". It said all items reduced will include an average saving of 15% - the deals are part of a £100 million investment to deliver 'quality and value' back to the customer. Parent group Kingfisher, which comprises a host of DIY brands including B&Q and Screwfix, has unified the buying functions across its divisions, helping it to cut prices. Instead of one-off flash sales and offers, the latest business model is to improve long-term discounts, including multi buys and reviewing loyalty scheme benefits for customers all year round. The retailer has followed this pricing strategy for kitchens since September 2014, when it shifted from a promotional pricing strategy which it said, made it difficult for customers to know if they were getting the best … [Read more...] about B&Q to reduce 2,000 items from 50p in bid to win back shoppers
Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: RAFAEL NADAL Ranked: 1 Age: 31 (turns 32 on June 3) Country: Spain 2018 Match Record: 23-2 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 78 Major Titles: 16 — French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17), Wimbledon ('08, '10), U.S. Open ('10, '13, '17), Australian Open ('09) Last 5 French Opens: '17-Won Championship, '16-3rd, '15-QF, '14-W, '13-W Aces: Only one member of the top 100 averages fewer aces per match than Nadal's 1.7. ... Broke tour record by winning 50 sets in a row on one surface — clay, of course. Topspin: Dominant again on the European clay circuit, with his 11th title in Monte Carlo, 11th in Barcelona and eighth in Rome. ... A big favorite to get No. 11 at Roland Garros, and rightfully so. ALEXANDER ZVEREV Ranked: 3 Age: 21 Country: Germany 2018 Match Record: 30-8 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 8 Major Titles: 0 — Best: 4th, Wimbledon ('17) Last 5 … [Read more...] about Tennis: As Nadal bids to win 11th French title, will No. 1 Halep ever win a Slam title?