City news In Brief
Monday 14 April 1997
More than two-thirds of companies are suffering from skills shortages, according to a survey by Reed Personnel Services. Shortages are most acute in the retail sector where 75 per cent of firms complain of a lack of suitably qualified staff.
Severn Trent, the English water company, has signed a multi-million five-year deal with the Scottish electricity supplier Hydro-Electric to handle all its billing, marketing and mail shots.
A privatised train company is launching the first train miles scheme. Great North Eastern Railway offers passengers one point for every pounds 10 spent, redeemable against rail and sea travel and theatre tickets. The offer will be restricted initially to first-class passengers.
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Young Preston fan has play-off hero Jermaine Beckford's shirt stolen from him at Wembley - which then appears for sale on Gumtree
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 5 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
How China's richest man Li Hejun lost $15bn in an hour - and made a fortune
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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