Arctic air to boost demand for warm spaces as archbishop urges people not to despair | Communities

Arctic air to boost demand for warm spaces as archbishop urges people not to despair |  Communities

A surge of Arctic air causing sub-zero temperatures across the UK is poised to send demand for warm spaces surging, and the archbishop of Canterbury has urged people not to despair in the face of “real hardship and pain”. The weather system moving quickly south from Norway, nicknamed the Troll of Trondheim, will result in … Read more

Weather forecast – latest: Snow brings warnings of travel disruption as severe cold snap begins

Weather forecast – latest: Snow brings warnings of travel disruption as severe cold snap begins

UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Snow has blanketed parts of northern Scotland, bringing warnings of travel disruption and “blizzard conditions” as temperatures are expected to plunge … Read more

Labor unveils funding shake-up to help turn UK into global startup hub | Investment

Labor unveils funding shake-up to help turn UK into global startup hub |  Investment

Labor is aiming to seize ground abandoned by the Conservatives on economic growth with plans for a shake-up of business funding to help fast-growing startups secure trillions of pounds in fresh investment. Rachel Reeves, the shadow chancellor, will use a speech to 350 business leaders in Canary Wharf, east London, on Thursday to announce the … Read more

UK airports face Christmas disruption as border staff to strike

UK airports face Christmas disruption as border staff to strike

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Border Force workers at several major British airports including the country’s busiest, Heathrow, will go on strike for eight days this month in a dispute over pay, threatening disruption to Christmas travel. The PCS trade union said staff employed by Britain’s interior ministry in passport booths would take action at … Read more