THE National Union of Teachers has voted for a strike that could close schools in England and Wales in the week beginning 23 June.
The union’s conference in Brighton also agreed to consult teachers on further action in the autumn term.
THE Boston Marathon was yesterday won by an American male runner for the first time in three decades, an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bomb attack on the 118-year-old race.
THE UK’S burgeoning shale gas industry will create tens of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds worth of investment across the supply chain, according to a new report set to be published this week.
ASSOCIATED British Foods’ (ABF) booming high street chain Primark is expected to reveal a 21 per cent jump in first half operating profits this week, helping to offset falling profits at its troubled sugar business.
Germany's capital city has followed the lead of Brussels and banned the insurgent taxi service Uber.
The San-Francisco based company was served with an injunction by a Berlin court for hurting competition.
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Asian markets have seen minor gains after the US posted better than expected industrial production figures, and the chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen reaffirmed the Fed's commitment to supporting the recovery.
THE IPA bellwether report, seen as an indicator of the wider economy, today reveals that marketing budgets have seen their biggest upward revision for more than 14 years during the first quarter of 2014.
TESCO boss Philip Clarke said yesterday he had no intention of leaving as the supermarket giant posted a second year of falling profits and revealed large writedowns across its international businesses.
RETAIL footfall rebounded in March, rising 1.8 per cent above levels seen in the same month last year and with high street stores seeing the best footfall in 11 months, according to data released today.
THE CO-OP Bank’s ex-chairman Paul Flowers was yesterday charged with possession of class A and C drugs.
Flowers was chair of the bank until last summer, when a £1.5bn capital hole was discovered in its finances.
STARBUCKS’ chief executive described London as the “perfect place to grow our European business”, as the coffee giant announced plans to move its regional headquarters from the Netherlands to London by the end of 2014.