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Tuesday 19 April 2011
A leading union representing paramedics warned yesterday that the closure of ambulance stations to meet NHS cost-cutting would inevitably have an impact on frontline services and staff. Simon Jones of the Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel said a review under way in Greater Manchester, which has left the future of half the region's stations in doubt, could result in crews spending more time travelling to restock drugs and medical equipment or taking breaks.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
The BBC’s communications team is the latest part of the corporation to feel the scythe of cost-cutting.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Monday 28 March 2011
British Airways cabin crew have voted by more than 8-1 to stage fresh strikes in their long-running row with the airline.
Monday 28 March 2011
Catherton Common reverberates with the distinctive song of skylarks. It boasts stunning views over the Shropshire countryside and is one of the most valuable spots for plants anywhere in Britain.
Sunday 27 March 2011
British Airways will face the renewed threat of strikes by its cabin crew tomorrow when the result of the latest ballot in a long-running dispute will be announced.
Friday 18 March 2011
Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the company that publishes The Telegraph newspaper, score a profits rise of 11 per cent last year. The group filed its accounts with Companies House yesterday, which showed pre-tax profits rose from £53.1m in 2009 to £58.9m a year later.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The publishing group Mecom paid its former chief executive David Montgomery €1.5m (£1.3m) after he was ousted in January from the company he founded.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Northern Rock's executive chairman stoked expectations of an imminent move out of public ownership yesterday when he said the bank did not need to make a profit before returning to the private sector.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Thursday 24 February 2011
For Phyllida Lloyd, the decision must have been straightforward. Not only has she worked with Meryl Streep before, but she knows that – in casting the Oscar-winner as Margaret Thatcher in the forthcoming biopic Iron Lady – she is almost guaranteed a hit. Streep, after all, is both extremely famous and extremely bankable. Last year Forbes named her the seventh best value-for-money star in Hollywood. The third woman on the list, she was trumped only by Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Aniston. She is, at least on the face of things, a pretty sound bit of casting.
Monday 14 February 2011
A quarter of the RAF's trainee pilots are to be sacked in the latest stage of the the Government's defence cuts, it was reported.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Police chiefs today defended cost-cutting plans which could see changes to the way checks are carried out on gun owners.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Corporate profits surged by up to a quarter last year, with 69 per cent of fourth-quarter results outstripping market expectations and companies increasingly optimistic about 2011, a survey from consultancy Deloitte says.
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