News / Business by Press Association 03/07/2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Shop prices have fallen for the first time in eight months after high street retailers resorted to heavy discounts to lure in cash-strapped shoppers amid the recent wet weather. Prices were down 0.1% in June – the first fall since October last year – and a marked reversal of the 0.8% inflation recorded in May, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. Non-food price deflation drove the fall, with a drop of 1.2% as the cost of clothing and footwear, furniture, electricals, DIY and other categories were all below the level of June 2015 prices. But food inflation held steady at 1.8% as fresh food price increases eased back to 1.4% from 1.5% in May, which was offset by a surge in the cost of ambient foods, which recorded inflation of 2.3%. The report said retailers have been slashing prices to boost trade in poor early summer weather and as … [Read more...] about Shop prices fall amid wet weather and lacklustre spending
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The controversial high speed train line which passes through Nottinghamshire could be scrapped, prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson has said. It comes after a new report said there was “a great deal of ambiguity” about the real costs involved in HS2, in part because no full breakdown had been published since 2013. The widely-circulated cost of £55.7 billion was misleading, the report said, because this was the money available, not the latest predicted cost, which it said was £65 billion. This was calculated in 2015, but was not published by the Government, while the £55.7 billion figure continued to be used, according to the report. The proposed high-speed line goes from London to Birmingham, before splitting. The western leg then goes to Manchester, while the eastern leg stops at Toton before going to Sheffield and Leeds. Its supporters say the project is crucial to address the economic imbalances between the south of England and the rest of the … [Read more...] about Boris hints he will do this with HS2 if he becomes PM
A new House of Commons briefing to MPs says there is no capacity need for HS2 anymore, and that the final costs of the scheme were known to be greater than the official estimates in 2015. This comes in the week that Boris Johnson said, at a Tory hustings event in Birmingham, that December would be decision time for HS2 were he to be Prime Minister, implying that the controversial project could be stopped altogether. The man tipped to be the next Prime Minister said: "I have anxieties about the business case for HS2."Notice to proceed was already scheduled to be rejected or granted by the Government in December (having been put back six months). Yet HS2 Ltd has continued to undertake preliminary works in areas affected by the line including Wendover and Calvert. The Commons Library Briefing, which was published last week says that that when the strategic case for HS2 was originally produced demand for the service that it would offer was growing a relatively strong pace, both at the … [Read more...] about Is Parliamentary opinion swaying towards scrapping HS2 scheme?
For tennis fans with cash to spare, investing in Wimbledon debenture tickets offers both a chance to get close to the action, and a potentially lucrative income stream. Today, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced the sale of 2,520 Centre Court debentures at £80,000 each. That represents a 60pc increase on the 2015 price, when they were last sold, at £50,000. Debenture tickets are effectively season passes for Centre Court and No. 1 Court that last for five years, at which point they are re-released for sale. The money raised is used by the All England Lawn Tennis Club to fund improvements to Wimbledon's facilities. The latest sale will be used to pay for extensive redevelopment, including... 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 per week … [Read more...] about Big return: how £80k Wimbledon debenture tickets could net you a profit
According to Amnesty International, there were some 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, with the greatest number of executions taking place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan, in that respective order. The figures for 2018 have yet to be published, but countries that maintain the death penalty are now in the minority. Here in France, the National Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty in 1981 and the most recent country to abolish capital punishment for all crimes is Guinea in 2017. At present, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is under considerable international pressure with regard to its poor human rights record, particularly in cases related to those who speak-up against the country, such as activists and journalists. In 2019 alone, there have been a reported 23 executions, with 150 executed in 2018. In 2017 that number was 146. 45 people are believed to be on death row in the kingdom since the end of 2017. A familiar tale On May 18th 2014, Jordanian … [Read more...] about Jordaniain citizen sentenced to death looks into questionable judiciary in Saudi Arabia