Stephen Hughes

Councilor spends £1000 on taxis

THE head of a council forced to slash its budgets due to government cuts claimed nearly £1,000 on taxis including several journeys of LESS than a mile.   Stephen Hughes is the head of Birmingham City Council, which faced savage […]

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Orange phone

Orange to raise contract prices and users have to pay

Orange customers who hold monthly contracts will be hit with an unwanted pre-Christmas gift after the operator has revealed bills will rise by 4.34 per cent.   From January 8


Travellers to be hit by public sector strikes

Passengers could face delays of up to 12 hours and flight cancellations next week when immigration officers go on strike following a row over public sector pensions.   Normand Boivin,

Spiceal Street

Birmingham Bullring sees growth

Spiceal Street was launched yesterday, a new restaurant quarter at Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham.

The 1,860m² (20,000 ft²) extension has attracted three new restaurant brands and

Young People Driving

Insurers propose driving ban for under-25s

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has stated that drivers under the age of 25 should hold their license for two years before being able to drive between

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part two)

HMV to launch on-demand films in attempt claw back customers

HMV has launched an on-demand film service in a bid to counter its falling in-store sales.

  HMV will be partnering with FilmFlex, the video-on-demand rental


Will Topshop leave the high street?

The retail group Arcadia could close up to 260 stores over the next three years.  Further signs that the high street is continuing to struggle, Arcadia includes clothing

Thomas profit gains

Thomas Cook shares drop, but bounce back a bit this morning

British tour operator Thomas Cook is struggling for survival after the number of bookings had fallen and fears the company are having difficultly repaying

Should the lay trustee be compensated like the independent trustee?

The role of the trustee has changed dramatically in recent years, and with the new government reforms on pensions set to be put into effect as of 2012,

Iran banking

UK announces new financial restrictions against Iran

The Government has imposed tough new financial restrictions against Iran which cut off all financial ties with Iranian banks.

  This follows the International Atomic Energy

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