Ford cost-cutting could lead to 1,000 job losses at Bridgend plant

Ford is planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs in the UK over two years, with more than half the workforce at its Bridgend plant in south Wales likely to be axed. Union stewards were… Read More

Average UK household debt now stands at record £15,400

Britain’s household debt mountain has reached a new peak, with UK homes now owing an average of £15,385 to credit card firms, banks and other lenders, according to the TUC. The trade union body said… Read More

The force that could end the shutdown

Asked during a Rose Garden news conference yesterday about a safety net for furloughed federal workers, President Trump replied: “[T]he safety net is going to be having a strong border, because we’re going to be… Read More

Girl, 13, arrested in London ‘yellow-vest’ pro-Brexit protest

A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after protesters emulating the gilets jaunes demonstrations in France blockaded Westminster Bridge and stopped traffic around parliament. She was one of four… Read More

Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences

Food stamps for 38 million low-income Americans would face severe reductions and more than $140 billion in tax refunds are at risk of being frozen or delayed if the government shutdown stretches into February, widespread disruptions that… Read More