BRITAIN’S struggling high streets have shed 100,000 jobs over the past three years - turning cities into “ghost towns”, it emerged today. As big firms collapsed and internet shopping soared in popularity, thousands of retail workers have been left jobless, according to official stats. The news comes as the Lib Dems call for business rates to be scrapped in a bid to help out high street shops. New analysis by the Labour party shows there are 100,000 fewer Brits working in the retail industry than there were in 2015. And last year alone, the high street lost a total of 1,800 shops. Major chains like House of Fraser and BHS have fallen into administration, while even retail giants such as M&S have had to close branches. Companies blame the rise of Amazon and other online shopping sites for driving footfall away from town centres. Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey said today: “Our high streets are dying but the Government isn’t doing anything … [Read more...] about 100,000 jobs disappear from the high street as online shopping drives out brick-and-mortar stores
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 14, 2018, 12:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Church of England has been criticised after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, slammed Amazon at the recent TUC Congress in Manchester, despite the Church holding stock in the online retail giant. Here is a closer look at the Church’s investment fund and policies: Why does the Church of England have an investment fund? Managed by a body called the Church Commissioners, the investment fund is the modern incarnation of the Church of England’s historic property assets. The Church Commissioners distribute returns from the fund into the Church of England, accounting for approximately 15% of the Church’s running costs. It also pays pensions for retired clergy, provides funding for the poorest areas and supports research into how the Church can grow. What does the Church invest in? The Church … [Read more...] about How does the Church of England invest its wealth?
0 Have your say IT was the Emperor Napoleon who was supposed to have christened Britain a nation of shopkeepers, but he had probably not been to the centre of Bradford. The very best shops in Yorkshire were once there: Busbys and Brown Muff were the Simpson’s of Piccadilly of the North. But the display windows are whitewashed now, and it is To Let signs, not canopies, that hang above the doors.Bradford’s retail downturn may have started sooner than most – I recall writing about parades of empty shops along Kirkgate, on the fringe of the new Arndale mall, as early as 1977 – but it is by no means alone. Nearly every smaller high street in the region has gone into decline during the last decade, as the blight of online retailing eats into once profitable businesses. Never mind House of Fraser – when not even a poverty row discounter such as Poundworld can survive, the condition is terminal.Andrew Vine: The rotten state of the high … [Read more...] about David Behrens: Convert empty high street shops into homes and solve the housing land shortage at a stroke
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNeil Genzlinger Aug. 10, 2018 Arvonne Fraser, a leading voice on women’s issues in Minnesota, nationally and abroad from the early days of second-wave feminism into the 21st century, died on Tuesday in Hudson, Wis. She was 92. Her son Tom Fraser confirmed the death. In Minnesota, Ms. Fraser was, among other things, a founder of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She ran the political campaigns of her husband, Donald M. Fraser, a former United States representative and Minneapolis mayor, and was a political candidate herself, making an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor in 1986. Nationally, she helped found or worked with numerous women’s groups, and during the administration of … [Read more...] about Arvonne Fraser, Strong Voice on Women’s Issues, Dies at 92
THIS week real fur masquerading as synthetic has his the headlines. But what is fake faux fur and which shops have been found to have sold it? Here's what you need to know. What is fake faux fur and which animals is it made from? Fake faux fur is when fur on products is being marketed as synthetic – or “faux” – is in fact real. Fur-look products are popular in the UK, especially in the colder months, but while many consumers consciously avoid real fur in favour of a synthetic alternative, it seems many are being the real deal. Fur farms were banned in the UK in 2003, but fur farmed abroad is still finding its way in to the country from countries such as Asia – after being mislabelled as synthetic. Which shops in the UK have sold fake faux fur? A Sky News investigation found a variety of goods being sold as faux fur - when they were in fact real fur. A pom-pom on a beanie hat sold at a store on Oxford Street, London, was found to be made from … [Read more...] about What is fake faux fur, which animals is it made from and which shops in the UK have sold it?