Business By Dougal Shaw BBC Business 18 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/business-46193769 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Many people dream of taking control of their working life. Leo Millward has done just that, by turning it … [Read more...] about Dream job: ‘My 9-to-5 is a US road trip’
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Wildfires raging in California are among the deadliest recorded in the United States, with at least 31 people killed in the state as 250,000 flee their homes. The largest and most destructive of the blazes is the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, which started on November 9 and has claimed 29 lives. This death toll matches the highest previously recorded for a single wildfire in the United States, when 29 people died fighting a blaze at Griffith Park in Los Angeles County in 1933. The United States is regularly struck by wildfires in its dry late summer months. Here is a look back at some of the most deadly since the 1990s: - 2018: 10 die in two blazes - A fire that starts late July near the city of Redding in northern California rages for six weeks and claims the lives of eight people, three of them firefighters. Called the "Carr Fire," it razes more than 1,000 homes, forcing the evacuation of 40,000 people. The "Mendocino Complex" that starts days later … [Read more...] about Deadliest wildfires in the United States since the 1990s
A TERRIFYING fire tornado ripped through a Derbyshire factory yesterday — as 50 firefighters battled to contain 60ft flames. Footage shows s funnel of fire stretching up several stories from the burning embers of an outdoor storage unit. It contained more than 600,000 bread trays made by Ravensbourn plastics at the facility near Swadlincote, Derbs. They erupted in flames just after 1:40am on Tuesday — sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky which could be seen 26 miles away in Nottingham. Firefighters from three counties were dispatched in ten engines to tackle the blaze. The unit was left "completely gutted" and workers were told to stay home yesterday. Towering inferno: What is a firenado?ALSO known as a fire whirl, a firenado is created as cool air meets the top of intensely hot air from a blaze. This causes a swirl similar to how a tornado is formed. Turbulent wind conditions also help to whip up the firenado — forming a long thin vortex that … [Read more...] about Swadlincote factory fire forms tornado as 50 firefighters from three counties battle 60ft flames
A GRANDFATHER has told of the heartbreaking moment his great-grand kids begged for help as they perished in the California wildfires. Ed Bledsoe told CBS News his great-grandson James, five, pleaded: "Grampa please, you've got to help us - the fire is at the back door." The devastated family man told the little boy: "I'm close by son, I'm trying to get in there. "I said 'I'm right by you honey, just hold on. Grampa's coming'". Overcome with emotion, Mr Bledsoe revealed he had left the house that day, unaware the fire was burning towards his home. When he came back firefighters stopped him approaching the property. He told how his wife Melody, 70, wrapped the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister in wet blankets. She pulled a final blanket over herself and tried to shield the children. But the family from Shasta County, California, perished as the inferno engulfed their house. Mr Bledsoe told reporters: "The fire took them." Relatives of the … [Read more...] about California wildfires – Man who lost wife and great-grandchildren in Carr Fire recalls their heartbreaking final pleas
With another month, comes a whole new set of Netflix listings. A whole host of films, TV box sets and originals have landed on the popular streaming platform with something to suit every user’s binging habits. The highly-anticipated original series GLOW is returning towards to end of the month (29th) while films including Thor: Ragnarok (5th) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (26th) will be available to watch in the coming days. From popular UK series to blockbuster films, here’s a guide to what’s on Netflix in June… June 1 Inspiring documentary He Named Me Malala following the life and work of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and 2004 Nicholas Cage film National Treasure are among the most notable drops from the first day of the month. There’s also the chance to watch 101 Dalmatians, just for a Disney fix. Also available: Assassination Games Blue Jasmine Busted! (Season Finale) Disney’s 101 Dalmatians George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker He Named … [Read more...] about New on Netflix UK in June 2018: What’s new to watch?