Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its sales fell by 4.6 per cent in 2018, as the Coventry car maker sold 592,708 vehicles. The latest sales figures were announced on the day the company revealed it would be axing 4,500 jobs as part of a £2.5 billion cost-saving programme. The car maker is attempting to weather what has been described as “a perfect storm” due to Brexit uncertainty, declining demand for diesel cars and slowing sales in China. Despite the difficulties 2018 proved to be a good year for Jaguar, with the brand enjoying record-breaking sales of 180,833. That represented an increase on 1.2 per cent over the ‘Big Cat’s’ global sales for 2017. Jaguar’s success was attributed to the introduction of two new SUVs, the E-Pace and the I-Pace. The I-Pace is also Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric model. Despite this, and other good news in the shape of increased sales in North America and other overseas markets, overall results were … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover sales fall in 2018
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fashion Updated 20th December 2018 Credit: The most talked about cultural moments that defined 2018 Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN This selection of events was edited by the CNN Style team. History has taught us that challenging times can often breed good culture. Art, music, film and fashion are all forms of storytelling, and the best stories often require a little tension. This year certainly didn't come up short on that front. Read on for a reminder of the most significant cultural moments of 2018. Time's Up at the Golden Globes Stars wore black outfits to the Golden Globes.Credit: Handout/Getty Images North America/NBCUniversal via Getty Images In January, the Golden Globes event was shaken by a wave of activism: Time's Up. The movement, launched at the start of the year by women and men from the entertainment industry, aims to combat sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. From the streets to the runway: How to dress for a revolution At the … [Read more...] about The cultural moments that defined 2018
Gloucestershire 31 October 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-gloucestershire-46046993 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Human waste fell from a hospital ceiling on to a patient in a ward.It happened on Wednesday morning in Guiting … [Read more...] about Human waste falls on hospital patient
A LOT of people forget the day after Halloween marks a holy occasion for Christians around the globe. All Saints' Day falls on November 1 - here's the lowdown on what it's all about... When is All Saints’ Day 2018? All Saints’ Day always falls on November 1 – the day after Halloween. This year it falls on a Thursday. Why is the day also known as All Hallows’ Day? All Saints’ Day is also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints and Solemnity of All Saints. “Hallow” means a saint, or somebody holy – hence All Hallows’ Day. The day is a Christian festival that honours all saints and martyrs, both known and unknown. Christian celebrate All Saints' Day because they believe that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (known as the "Church triumphant"), and the living (called the "Church militant"). Believers attend church and try not to do any servile work. Remembering saints has been a Christian … [Read more...] about When is All Saints’ Day 2018? Why is it known as All Hallows’ Day and why do Christians celebrate it on November 1?
With two sets of divorced grandparents living in two separate countries, Christmas is never an easy proposition for my family. After years of over-committing (a dish best served with simmering resentment), plus yet another clear-out of stuff accumulated via meaningless gift-giving, we decided to elope - escape the hoo-hah, bin the letters to Santa and, instead, direct funds towards a family holiday in Sri Lanka. Winter sun is always appealing, but more so was the thought of adventure, of exposing our kids - Phoenix, 12, Cassian, 10 and Leon, eight - to something completely different from their previous trips. So we decided to go to Sri Lanka. We hit the ground softly, arriving into the luxury of the Anantara Tangalle, easing through the jet lag before taking the gorgeously scenic train journey from Colombo to Kandy. “Absolutely no presents” was a much easier sell in a place where Christmas wasn’t omnipresent. In Sri Lanka, the odd bit of limp tinsel was as close to … [Read more...] about ‘On Christmas Eve we watched elephants take a bath’ – why Sri Lanka is the perfect festive break for families