Virgin Orbit mission success brings UK launch another step closer

Virgin Orbit’s next satellite launch will take place from the UK, following the success of the “Straight Up” mission, which lifted off from Mojave in California earlier today. Science Minister George Freeman and the UK Space Agency welcomed the news that Virgin Orbit has successfully completed its fourth mission from California, and its first night […]

Thousands of post Office collection and cash delivery workers to strike on 14 July

Post Office collection and cash delivery workers are to stage a one-day strike later this month in a dispute over pay. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) employed in supply chain and admin jobs will walk out on 14 July. The workers deliver cash, valuables and essential supplies to thousands of sub-post offices, […]

London City airport seeks end to Saturday flight ban

London City airport is seeking to overturn its Saturday flight ban and raise by 40% the limit on its passenger numbers. A local residents’ group has denounced the proposals to cut into the nearly 24-hour respite from aircraft noise from 1pm on Saturdays to 12.30pm on Sundays, granted when the airport was licensed. London […]

Barclays speeds up pay rise to ease staff money worries

The bank said that it was introducing a £1,200-a-year pay increase from August 1, which would start to show in next month’s pay packets. The rises of £100 a month before tax were an early instalment on the usual annual inflation review that would normally come in from March 2023. Unite, the trade union, […]

Barclays speeds up pay rise to ease staff money worries

The bank said that it was introducing a £1,200-a-year pay increase from August 1, which would start to show in next month’s pay packets. The rises of £100 a month before tax were an early instalment on the usual annual inflation review that would normally come in from March 2023. Unite, the trade union, […]

Post Office scandal victims get £19m interim payout but ‘still in dark over compensation deal’

Postmasters caught up in the Horizon IT scandal say that they are still being “left in the dark” about a compensation package after the government announced that they will receive interim payments. Paul Scully, the postal affairs minister, said payments totalling £19.5 million will be paid to eligible members of the 555-strong group within weeks […]

Post Office scandal victims get £19m interim payout but ‘still in dark over compensation deal’

Postmasters caught up in the Horizon IT scandal say that they are still being “left in the dark” about a compensation package after the government announced that they will receive interim payments. Paul Scully, the postal affairs minister, said payments totalling £19.5 million will be paid to eligible members of the 555-strong group within weeks […]

Post Office scandal victims get £19m interim payout but ‘still in dark over compensation deal’

Postmasters caught up in the Horizon IT scandal say that they are still being “left in the dark” about a compensation package after the government announced that they will receive interim payments. Paul Scully, the postal affairs minister, said payments totalling £19.5 million will be paid to eligible members of the 555-strong group within weeks […]

BT staff vote for first national strike in 35 years

BT staff have voted for their first national strike in 35 years, which is expected to affect customers across the country having broadband services installed or getting faults fixed. The strike by BT engineers and call centre staff represents the vast majority of its 58,000-strong frontline workforce, and the trade union organising the ballot has […]