The economic history of the United Kingdom deals with the economic history of England and Great Britain from 1500 to the early 21st century. (For earlier periods see Economy of England in the Middle Ages and Economic history of Scotland). After becoming one of the most prosperous economic regions in Europe between 1600 and 1700, Britain led the industrial revolution and dominated the European and world economy during the 19th century. It was the major innovator in machinery such as steam engines (for pumps, factories, railway locomotives and steamships), textile equipment, and tool-making. It invented the railway system and built much of the equipment used by other nations. As well it was a leader in international and domestic banking, entrepreneurship, and trade. It built a global British Empire. After 1840, it abandoned mercantilism and practised "free trade," with no tariffs or quotas or restrictions. The powerful Royal Navy protected its global holdings, while its legal … [Read more...] about Economic history of the United Kingdom
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Music and movies retailer HMV has gone into administration for the second time in just six years putting 2,200 jobs at risk and the future of three key stores in the South West in jeopardy. The chain has confirmed it appointed administrators from accountants and business consultants KPMG following a weak Christmas trading period. The executive chairman of HMV - and its owner Hilco Capital which purchased the company in a 2013 rescue package - said a huge slump in the UK’s CD and DVD market made its situation "unsustainable". It blamed a “tsunami of challenges” facing the UK retail sector, and changing behaviour from customers. The company's 125 UK stores include units in Truro, Exeter and a huge outlet in Plymouth’s Drake Circus Shopping Centre. They will all continue to trade, HMV confirmed, while negotiations with suppliers and potential buyers take place.. HMV said despite growing its market share through 2018, the sector expects to see the market fall … [Read more...] about HMV goes into administration as high street troubles continue
PUBLISHED: 11:21 24 December 2018 Jessica Hill business man wearing party hat Archant We look back over the year and finds that despite the High Street woes, there was plenty for local companies to celebrate in 2018. Barry Chevallier Guild, former chairman of Aspall Cyder. Picture: AspallJanuary The year started on a great footing, as Ipswich was named among the UK’s fastest-growing city economies in the latest UK Powerhouse study. The report covering the third quarter of 2017, ranked Ipswich in fifth place nationally in terms of year-on-year growth in Gross Value Added (GVA) − a measure of the value of goods and services produced.This was also the month that the US-based multinational brewing group Molson Coors announced it had acquired historic Suffolk cider and vinegar maker Aspall, in a £40m deal that brings to an end almost 300 years of family ownership of the business. Brothers Henry and Barry Chevallier Guild, the eighth generation … [Read more...] about The highs and the lows of business in Suffolk and North Essex in 2018
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Guam remains in COR 3 at this time; Tropical Depression still moving toward the Marianas Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 4:13 PM EDTUpdated: Friday, September 28, 2018 4:39 PM EDT The National Weather Service (NWS) – Guam Weather Forecast Office maintains a tropical storm watch in effect for Guam and Rota, meaning tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 24 hours.Guam remains in Condition of Readiness (COR) 3 at this time. COR 3 means damaging winds of 39-57 mph are expected within 48 hours. Although there is a possibility that Guam can remain in COR 3 for the duration before returning to COR 4, the community should be prepared to take necessary action if conditions … [Read more...] about Guam remains in COR 3 at this time; Tropical Depression still moving toward the Marianas
Tests later showed that the self-made millionaire and founder of the hugely successful Insomnia coffee chain had head and neck cancer. "It took them a while to find out whether it was related to HPV [Human papillomavirus]," Kerry recalls now. It was. HPV is a family of common viruses that are passed on through sexual contact. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. However, there are numerous strains of HPV, some of which can cause cancer or precancerous lesions. HPV is now so common that around 80pc of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives. Although HPV can cause cancer in males - around 85 men in Ireland are diagnosed with HPV-related cancers every year - the HSE currently offers HPV vaccination only to girls in their first year of secondary school. However, the benefits of a vaccination programme for boys as well as girls is two-fold; not only does it help to prevent the spread of the virus to others, it also … [Read more...] about HPV jab: why are boys missing out?