Safestore vote in balance as pay row deepens

A vote on multi-million pound share awards at one of the UK’s biggest companies hangs in the balance just hours before a shareholder meeting that threatens to become a lightning rod for concerns over top City pay. Sky News understands that Safestore Holdings, the FTSE-250 self-storage company, is hopeful …

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Northern mayors angry over Crossrail 2 funding

The Transport Secretary has come under fire for backing London’s Crossrail 2 scheme after cutting plans for rail electrification in Wales and northern England. Chris Grayling has pledged to work with London mayor Sadiq Khan to ensure Crossrail 2, the multibillion north-south rail line running across the capital between …

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Chlorinated chicken imports not ruled out

The Government has refused to rule out lifting the ban on chlorinated chicken as part of a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit. The American Farming Association is adamant that any deal must include agriculture, meaning chlorine washed chickens, hormone-fed beef and genetically modified crops could be exported to …

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£246m to make UK leader in battery technology

The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology is being launched to make batteries more accessible and affordable. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark will unveil details of the first phase, known as the Faraday Challenge, on Monday. This will include a £45m competition to …

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Quorn to invest £150m in UK and create 300 jobs

Meat substitute firm Quorn Foods plans to create 300 jobs and invest £150m over the next five years to boost production at its plant in Billingham, Teesside. The global meat-free brand which is headquartered in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, and has capitalised on growing consumer demand for diets containing less …

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Center Parcs evacuated over 'suspect device'

Guests at Center Parcs in Elveden were evacuated from communal areas and told not to leave their lodges over a “suspect device” on Sunday night. Suffolk Police tweeted: “Officers are investigating after someone overheard mention of a suspect device at #CenterParcs Elveden. Nothing has been found.” Officers are investigating …

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