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Northern economy could see 'Victorian-style growth', says think tank

3rd September 2015  | Latest News Management

The northern economy could experience economic growth on a scale "not seen since the Victorian era of grand municipal development" if timely investment in the region takes place, a new report suggests.Commitments to major transport infrastructure spending, strong leadership and a sense of urgency to progress devolution are the "key ingredients for turning northern powerhouse rhetoric into national economic prosperity", the research by think tank IPPR North concluded.The analysis, entitled…

EasyJet hails record August as 7.1 million passengers fly with airline

3rd September 2015  | Latest News Management

Holidaymakers jetting off to take advantage of the strong pound and escape last month's rain helped easyJet notch up a record August, and is set to see the airline deliver better-than-expected profits.The no-frills carrier said it flew 7.1 million passengers last month after a surge of late bookings as Britons headed for beach and city destinations across Europe, boosted by the strength of the pound against the euro.EasyJet upped its…

Calais migrant crisis: Freight companies warn of 'grave consequences'

3rd September 2015  | Latest News Management

Freight companies have warned of "grave" consequences unless security is tightened in Calais amid ongoing concerns about the migrant crisis.Eurotunnel has lifted a suspension on British-bound goods trains passing through the tunnel, which started over the Bank Holiday weekend, one of the busiest times of the year for passenger travel.Up to 10 trains a night were prevented from delivering goods to Britain, affecting the delivery of steel and cars which…

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5 rudest places to use your mobile phone

Have you ever been forced to listen to somebody chatting away on their phone on public transport and thought, "Is it just me?" Wonder no more, because the Pew Research Center has surveyed more than 3,200…