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Quebec village residents celebrate victory over oil and gas giant in legal battle against drilling

Residents of a Quebec village have defeated an oil-and-gas giant in a fight to protect their water, in a David-and-Goliath-style battle. After a four-year legal wrangle over a $1m lawsuit, a judge has finally ruled in favour of the town of Ristigouche-Sud-Est and its population of just 157. Half of the residents' legal fees could be reimbursed by the...

UK fund manager Hermes reports 30% gender pay gap

Fund manager Hermes Investment Management has become one of the first companies in the overwhelmingly male-dominated financial services sector to publish its gender pay gap, highlighting the massive imbalance that still defines one of the UK's most lucrative industries.   The company on Monday said that it pays its average female employee more than...

More than a third of UK’s top 100 restaurant chains are losing money

More than a third of the UK’s top 100 restaurant chains are now loss-making, underscoring the intense fight for survival faced by some of the sector’s best-known names. Data compiled by accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young has found that 35 of the UK’s top 100 restaurant groups are in the red, marking...

Robert Mueller demands witness ‘hand over all documents mentioning Trump and his part of entourage’

A witness has reportedly been issued with a writ requiring them to turn over all documents relating to Donald Trump and some of his closest advisers, by the grand jury investigating allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election.  Robert Mueller‘s team are seeking all emails, text messages, work documents and call logs going back...

Italian elections: Early results indicate hung parliament and no clear winner as centre-right coalition leads vote

Preliminary results released by Italy's interior ministry show the centre-right coalition winning about 37 per cent of the parliamentary vote and the 5-Star Movement getting about 31 per cent, with the centre-left coalition far behind with 23 per cent.  With no faction winning a clear majority, the results early on Monday confirm...

Thierry Henry on rumours he could replace Arsene Wenger: ‘I don’t back down from a challenge’

Arsene Wenger complained that Arsenal's busy fixture schedule was causing their slump as criticism of the Frenchman intensified. Arsenal's top-four Premier League hopes are all but over after a 2-1 loss to Brighton, with the Gunners now 13 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham. Wenger's explanation may not wash with many Arsenal fans, plenty...

George Osborne’s original deficit reduction target finally achieved but more than two years late

The original austerity deficit reduction target set by former Chancellor George Osborne has finally been achieved, according to official figures – but more than two years after the original target date, reflecting the deeply disappointing performance of the overall economy since 2010. In June 2010 Mr Osborne committed the coalition to reaching a...

UK services sector growth picks up in February, survey shows

The UK’s dominant services sector picked up speed in February, according to the latest survey snapshot, implying that the overall economy maintained its momentum in the first quarter of 2018. The Purchasing Managers’ Index for services came in at 54.5 in the month, up from 53 in January and outstripping City of London...

Climate change poses a major risk to people’s pensions, MPs warn

Climate change poses a major risk to people’s pensions, MPs have warned. The Government has admitted that “a lack of attention and outright misunderstanding remain widespread” among fund trustees of their duty to take environmental risks into account. Climate risks posed to investments include increasing numbers of claims made to insurance firms related to extreme weather,...

Baby boomers must pay more tax to fund the NHS and ease burden on their children, says Tory peer

Baby boomers must pay to fund the spiralling costs of health and social care or risk inflicting crippling tax hikes on their children and grandchildren, Lord Willetts will warn in a major speech on Monday. “The time has come when we boomers are going to have to reach into our own pockets,”...

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Quebec village residents celebrate victory over oil and gas giant in legal battle against...

Residents of a Quebec village have defeated an oil-and-gas giant in a fight to protect their...

UK fund manager Hermes reports 30% gender pay gap

Fund manager Hermes Investment Management has become one of the first companies in the overwhelmingly male-dominated...

More than a third of UK’s top 100 restaurant chains are losing money

More than a third of the UK’s top 100 restaurant chains are now loss-making, underscoring the...