It's been a quiet weekend on the Hull City front with no news coming out the club, no real developments in the managerial situation and not much happening on the transfer front. Expect that to change this week. City are set to begin the interview process as the shortlist of candidates have their chance to meet with the owners and put their case forward and while we may not have an answer by the weekend on who will succeed Nigel Adkins on the hot seat, the likelihood is the owners should have a far clearer idea of the direction they will be taking. On the transfer front all deals are on hold while the manager search goes on, but we've news on one possible deal. There's more on all this and all the latest news in our live blog below. A fresh transfer story Hull City’s pursuit of former Bolton Wanderers player Josh Vela is in doubt following the departure of Nigel Adkins as head coach. Full story here Stephen Hunt on great form Stephen Hunt remembers the precise details of … [Read more...] about Hull City manager latest live: Updates, reaction and opinion
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On Monday, Europe stood with the US in saying it was too soon to make a decision on whether to temporarily ground Boeing's newest version of the 737, the MAX 8, after it was involved in its second fatal crash in less than six months. But today, following the lead of China and carriers in South Korea and Latin America, several European nations announced they would take the same step. The jets have now been grounded in at least 15 countries. US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao insists they are putting safety first and monitoring the situation. But is the FAA putting profit over safety? Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, lawmakers have failed to agree on how to do it. Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal plan on Tuesday by a vote of 391 to 242. Last-minute negotiations with the EU were not enough to secure … [Read more...] about More Countries Ground Boeing 737, Is US FAA Putting Profit Over Safety?
A Freedom of Information Response has revealed the final total for the cost of land and property on the London to Birmingham stretch would be around £5bn, five times over the original budget presented to Parliament. In 2012, HS2 Limited estimated that land and property acquisitions would cost just £1.1bn. By 2015, the National Audit Office said that figure had spiraled to £3.3bn.The Bucks Herald now understands this figure could now reach £4.96bn.Other details shows that there has only been 47% of total payments made - just 745 of the 1564 payments - indicating that the process of acquiring what’s needed is demonstrating to be much harder than expected.Whilst the original budget for land and property presented by HS2 Ltd to Parliament was £1.1bn, over £2bn has already been spent with fewer than half of the properties required having been bought.Whilst the annual accounts of both HS2 Ltd and the DfT state that the purchase of property is specifically … [Read more...] about HS2 land and property costs now “five time over initial estimates”, figures show