Kate Holton

Pearson pounded after COVID hits U.S. community college enrolment

Oct 15 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Global education group Pearson said enrolments at community colleges in the United States had been hit by a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and a tight labour market, limiting growth and sending its shares to their lowest level since January.

Desperate British pig farmers tell Johnson: Ease immigration rules

Oct 13 2021

DRIFFIELD, England Two sisters running a pig farm in northeast England have a message for Prime Minister Boris Johnson: lift strict immigration rules for butchers or risk seeing the pork sector collapse under the weight of overly fattened animals. | Video

REUTERS IMPACT-Tesco treads tricky path to greener future

Oct 05 2021

LONDON Customers and investors want supermarkets to improve their environmental credentials but are not prepared to accept higher prices or lower returns as a trade-off, the head of Britain's biggest retailer Tesco told the Reuters Impact conference. | Video

Sky talks on partnering with Virgin Media O2 hit BT

Oct 04 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British pay-TV company Sky is in talks about investing in Virgin Media O2's plan to extend its network to 80% of the country, including the possibility of spinning out the cable company's entire network into a joint venture, a source said.

Save our bacon, British farmers demand as pig cull looms

Oct 01 2021

LONDON Britain's pig farmers on Friday warned of a pork crisis unless the government urgently eased an acute shortage of abattoir workers and butchers that has left up to 150,000 pigs backed up on farms and facing a costly cull.

UK seizes control of Go-Ahead's Southeastern rail franchise

Sep 28 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said it would seize control of Go-Ahead Group's Southeastern rail contract after the transport company admitted financial errors and repaid 25 million pounds ($34 million) to the government, the latest failure of the UK's franchise system.

British warehouse worker shortage triggers up to 30% pay spike

Sep 27 2021

LONDON Warehouses in Britain are having to pay up to 30% more to recruit staff after a chronic shortage of workers exacerbated pressure on already buckling supply chains and threatened to derail the run up to Black Friday and Christmas.

Don't panic buy, Britain tells consumers as BP shuts gas stations

Sep 23 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Oil giant BP said on Thursday it was having to temporarily close some petrol filling stations in Britain because of a lack of truck drivers, hours after a junior minister cautioned the public not to panic buy amid fears of food shortages.

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Venezuelan government suspends negotiations with opposition

CARACAS/PRAIA (Reuters) -Venezuela on Saturday said it would suspend negotiations with the opposition that were set to resume this weekend, after Cape Verde extradited Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a Venezuelan envoy, to the United States on money laundering charges.