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Companies forced to make public pay differences

Companies forced to make pay differences public Companies will have to justify their chief executives’ salaries and reveal the gap to their average UK worker. It's under new laws to be laid out in Parliament on Monday. It means that for the first time, UK listed companies with more than 250 UK employees will have to disclose and explain this difference - known as ‘pay ratios’ - every year. This follows concerns that some chief executives have been receiving salaries that are out-of-step with company performance. These new regulations are part of a package of reforms which will hold big businesses to account for the salaries they pay, while giving employees a greater voice in the boardroom. Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "One of Britain’s biggest assets in competing in the global economy is our deserved reputation for being a dependable and confident place in which to do business. "Most of the UK’s largest companies get their business practices right but we unde..

Earth tremors felt in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire

Earth tremors felt in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire The British Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. The epicentre was in Grimsby at a depth of 11 miles. There were reports from people 100km from the epicentre who had felt the tremor. The BGS tweeted: " The event 9/6/18 at 22:14 UTC magnitude 3.9 is the largest in the area since the event on 27/2/08 at magnitude 5.2, approx. 90 times larger this recent event. It was located approx. 30 km to the north-east of the Market Rasen earthquake." Published: 10/06/2018 by Radio NewsHub

Halep ends wait for first Grand Slam title

Halep ends wait for first Grand Slam title Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination to tame American Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 in the title match at Roland Garros. "It's very emotional. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 14," she told the crowd after lifting the trophy up in the air, then kissing it. The 26-year-old had to wait for her 32nd appearance at a Grand Slam event to win one at last. She had played two finals in Paris before, losing to Russian Maria Sharapova in 2014 and then to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in heartbreaking fashion last year. "I see guys up there with the Romanian flag," she said. "Thank you to my family and friends, my bro..

England beaten in South Africa in 10 try thriller

England beaten in South Africa in 10-try thriller South Africa began a new era for their rugby with a dramatic 42-39 victory over England in the first test at Ellis Park on Saturday. They came back after conceding three tries in a horrific opening 17-minute spell to go 1-0 ahead in the three-match series. The Springboks, with their first-ever black captain in Siya Kolisi and a new coach in Rassie Erasmus, powered their way back with five tries of their own after falling 24-3 behind in the early exchanges of a high-scoring and action-packed encounter but had to hold on grimly at the end for their narrow victory. Debutant winger S’busiso Nkosi and Aphiwe Dyantyi scored three tries between them but it was the return to the side of English-based scrumhalf Faf de Klerk and fullback Willie le Roux that propelled the home side to victory while condemning England to a fourth successive test defeat after they lost their Six Nations crown earlier this year. England got off to a dream..

Trump and Kim heading to Singapore ahead of historic summit

Trump and Kim heading to Singapore ahead of historic summit U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are heading to Singapore in advance of a historic summit. The U.S. delegation, en route from the G7 meeting in Canada, will arrive Sunday evening, andTrump is set to meet with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday. Trump is scheduled to arrive at Singapore's Paya Lebar Airbase at 8:35 p.m. on Sunday and go to the Shangri-La Hotel, according to the White House. Officials onboard Air Force One include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Kim's private jet, a decades-old Il-62, departed Pyongyang late on Sunday morning and appeared to be headed for Singapore, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said without providing further details. Kim is expected to arrive on Sunday afternoon, landing at Changi airport. ..

Emma Thompson made a Dame in the Queens Birthday Honours

Emma Thompson made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours Actress Emma Thompson has become a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours. She leads a list of people from the world of entertainment getting accolades. Keira Knightley becomes a CBE with Tom Hardy made an OBE. Broadcaster and historian Mary Beard also becomes a dame. Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro and historian Simon Schama are knighted. Published: 09/06/2018 by Radio NewsHub

King Kenny handed knighthood in Birthday Honours

"King" Kenny handed knighthood in Birthday Honours Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list Dalglish, 67, won three European Cups and six league titles as a Liverpool player and then managed the club in two spells. He secured three league titles as manager, including a league and cup double in 1986 and was the first person to ever achieve that feat as a player/manager. He was also recognised for his work in supporting the victims of the Hillsborough stadium disaster. “Obviously it was for others with more education and knowledge than myself to decide whether or not I deserved a knighthood and it goes without saying that I am hugely grateful to them for the decision that they have made,” Dalglish said on Liverpool's website Published: 09/06/2018 by Radio NewsHub

May to organise Minsters away day to mend Brexit differences

May to organise Minsters' away-day to mend Brexit differences Theresa May will gather together ministers after this month's European Union summit to hammer out the final details of a much-anticipated Brexit policy. With less than a year to go until Britain leaves the European Union, May has yet to agree some of the fundamental details of what type of trading relationship she wants to have with the bloc after Britain leaves in March next year. As a result, talks with the EU have all but ground to a halt, raising fears among businesses and in Brussels that Britain could end up crashing out of the bloc without an agreed deal. "There's going to be a lot happening over the next few weeks. You know, people want us to get on with it and that's exactly what we're doing," May told reporters on her way to a G7 summit in Canada. May will look to the June 28-29 EU summit as a chance to pin down some of the most troublesome details of Britain's exit agreeme..

No breakthrough for EU in US trade talks

No breakthrough for EU in US trade talks The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks. It signals a modest step forward for bitterly divided allies at a Group of Seven summit in Canada. U.S. trading partners have been furious over President Donald Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico as part of his "America First" agenda. Some countries have retaliated with their own levies on U.S. imports. "The principle of a dialogue was agreed this afternoon," the French official told reporters. "Everyone agreed, including President Trump." While G7 leaders confronted Trump with a slew of data on imports and exports in a bid to sway his thinking, Trump countered his own numbers and held his position that the United States was at a disadvantage on international trade, an official who followed the talks said. But Trump struck a more affable tone after ..

Premier League confirms two week winter break

Premier League confirms two-week winter break The The FA, Premier League and Football League announced that they would implement a two-week, mid-season break in February from the 2019-20 season. Premier League matches will still be played every weekend over the period, the FA said in a statement, with five games being held on the first weekend and five on the second. As a result, FA Cup fifth-round matches will be moved to mid-week and fifth-round replays will be replaced by games which end in a draw going to extra-time and penalties. "This is a significant moment for English football and one that we believe will greatly benefit both club and country," said FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn. "It's no secret that we have a very congested fixture calendar and over recent years we have been working with the whole game to find a solution." The introduction of a winter break brings the English fixture calendar more in line with the top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and ..