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How an MBA Can Equip Veterans During Their Transition

An MBA can open up a world of opportunities for transitioning veterans by assisting them in enhancing their skills and preparing them for a civilian career in the business industry. Find out more below. Continue reading

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70% in work scheme ‘don’t get jobs’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Nearly 70% of people who go through the government’s main welfare-to-work scheme fail to find sustained employment, a committee of MPs says. The Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee said the £5bn Work Programme – launched in … Continue reading

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Term-time holiday fines ‘unworkable’

Image copyright Tomwang112 Image caption Parents can be fined for taking children out of lessons for holidays A “common sense approach” should be applied to parents in England taking children out of school for holidays, the Local Government Association says. … Continue reading

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Hospitals to get own savings targets

Image copyright SPL Hospitals in England are being given their own individual savings targets as part of a drive to save money. The figures are being sent to 137 hospital trusts by Lord Carter, who has been appointed by the … Continue reading

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Fans ‘left weeping’ as 1D cancel show

Image copyright PA Image caption Liam Payne (L) and his band mates sold out three shows in Belfast One Direction have cancelled a Belfast concert at the last minute after band member Liam Payne became sick and could not go … Continue reading

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Girl dies nearly nine years after crash

Image caption Cerys Edwards would be sadly missed, her family said A girl left brain-damaged in a crash caused by a speeding driver has died, after being on a ventilator for almost nine years. Cerys Edwards was 11 months old … Continue reading

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IRA ‘army council’ still exists

Media captionNorthern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers: “The Provisional IRA of The Troubles is well beyond recall” The IRA’s ruling body, the ‘army council’ still exists, but has a “wholly political focus”, says the Northern Ireland secretary. Theresa Villiers was detailing … Continue reading

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Chinese leader given ceremonial welcome

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed Mr Xi as he arrived at Horse Guards Parade China’s President Xi Jinping is receiving a ceremonial welcome by the Queen as he begins the first full … Continue reading

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Tata Steel announces 1,200 job cuts

Media captionNorth Lincolnshire chaplain discusses steel job losses Tata Steel has announced nearly 1,200 job losses at its plants in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire. Nine hundred jobs will be lost at the firm’s plant in Scunthorpe. The remaining 270 jobs will … Continue reading

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Lord Ashcroft suffers kidney failure

Image copyright PA Lord Ashcroft has missed the UK launch party of the controversial book he co-authored about David Cameron, after suffering liver and kidney failure. The Conservative peer became ill last month and spent 18 days in intensive care, … Continue reading

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