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....The Balfour Beatty chief executive, Leo Quinn, described HS2 as a “generational engineering project”. A joint venture between Sweden-based Skanska, Austria’s Strabag and UK firm Costain, which has worked on Crossrail and the Channel tunnel, won contracts worth nearly £2bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This is particularly problematic where corporations are able to use the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism to sue governments in private tribunals where corporate lawyers act as judges. For example, after Philip Morris challenged Uruguay and Australia for introducing graphic warnings on cigarette packaging and plain packaging respectively, Costa Rica, Paraguay and New Zealand delayed introducing similar measures. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The scandal of big tobacco’s behaviour in the developing world | Letters image
.... This is particularly problematic where corporations are able to use the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism to sue governments in private tribunals where corporate lawyers act as judges. For example, after Philip Morris challenged Uruguay and Australia for introducing graphic warnings on cigarette packaging and plain packaging respectively, Costa Rica, Paraguay and New Zealand delayed introducing similar measures. ...
HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 08:08:45 AM
....The Balfour Beatty chief executive, Leo Quinn, described HS2 as a “generational engineering project”. A joint venture between Sweden-based Skanska, Austria’s Strabag and UK firm Costain, which has worked on Crossrail and the Channel tunnel, won contracts worth nearly £2bn. ...
Indie brewers fight back in bitter row over beer brands' craft credentials image
....Consumers have historically been just as sceptical about the whiff of deception when offshoots of major companies are dressed in artisanal clothing. Coffee lovers who thought they’d discovered a challenger to chains such as Starbucks and Costa when Harris and Hoole hit the high street spat out their macchiatos when they realised it was owned by Tesco. ...
How much?? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
.... Typically he earns between £800 and £1,500 a week. In three years as a tutor he's worked in India, Indonesia and Costa Rica, as well as the US. ...
Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:02:13 PM
....For a while the corporates were happy to pay and have their supply chains independently audited, but in recent years some of the biggest have decided to go it alone. High street chains including Costa, Starbucks and McDonald’s, and producers such as Unilever, M&S and Mondelez/Cadbury, have all devised their own schemes. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Somehow, the absence of the profit motive has not produced an epidemic of inefficiency in British healthcare. Meanwhile, we pay nearly $10,000 per capita and a staggering 17% of our GDP to achieve a life expectancy somewhere between that of Costa Rica and Cuba. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
.... A survey by Post Office Travel Money comparing the cost of meals, drinks and holiday essentials found that Palma in Majorca is now almost 25% more expensive than in 2012 and Sorrento in Italy is up 18%. There is some respite for travellers, however, with the survey showing price drops on the Costa del Sol in Spain of 14% and on the Algarve in Portugal of 19%. ...
UK rents fall for first time since 2009, plus peer-to-peer lending left me in the red image
....Homes with designer gardens. The Costa dream turned sour and homebuyers are estimated to have lost £5. ...
Compensation at last for Britons burned by Spain’s property crash image
....Until the bubble burst in 2008, the property boom had seen Spain building more homes than the UK, Germany and France combined. Many of these were holiday homes on the Costas, but tens of thousands were built in urbanisations on the outskirts of many Spanish towns. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
.... Its failure to subscribe to the CEDR scheme suggests it will continue to make this as difficult as it can. Even more striking was a claim Costa Rican friends had against Iberia in September. ...
Operation Car Wash: The biggest corruption scandal ever? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:30:45 AM
....Launched in March 2014, the operation had initially focused on agents known as doleiros (black market money dealers), who used small businesses, such as petrol stations and car washes, to launder the profits of crime. But police soon realised they were on to something bigger when they discovered that the doleiros were working on behalf of an executive at Petrobras, Paulo Roberto Costa, the director of refining and supply. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....Going all-inclusive for a week in Crete costs on average £1,530 against £1,946 for those buying all food and drinks themselves. However, on the Costa del Sol, all-inclusive costs £1,773, while the same family spent just £1,579 by eating out in cheap local restaurants and bars. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....Going all-inclusive for a week in Crete costs on average £1,530 against £1,946 for those buying all food and drinks themselves. However, on the Costa del Sol, all-inclusive costs £1,773, while the same family spent just £1,579 by eating out in cheap local restaurants and bars. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
....Finally, the nature of work seems to have changed. Work by David Blanchflower, Rui Costa and Stephen Machin has shown that earnings growth for the self-employed – who account for 15% of the workforce – has been particularly weak in recent years. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
.... Those higher costs are now feeding through to higher shop prices. A report by David Blanchflower, a former Bank of England policymaker, and Stephen Machin and Rui Costa, both London School of Economics professors, argued that wages would remain low for several years despite low unemployment and record levels of employment. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
.... About 12% of investors voted against his appointment because of concerns about his time commitment. Cheshire also chairs retailer Debenhams, French furniture company Maisons du Monde and investment company Menhaden Capital, and is senior independent director at Costa Coffee owner Whitbread. ...
Whitbread's Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:33:35 AM
....”. The accolade means Brittain, who has been running the Costa and Premier Inn owner since September 2015, joins a select group of winners that includes the late Dame Anita Roddick, the founder of The Body Shop, and Dame Marjorie Scardino, who as boss of the publishing group Pearson became the first female FTSE 100 chief executive. ...
Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
....A career banker, she joined Whitbread in 2016, becoming one of only a handful of women running FTSE 100 firms. Whitbread owns Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre and Beefeater Grill restaurants, and the coffee chain Costa. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....”. Crozier was appointed a non-executive director of Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, in January. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
.... A pair of collided cargo ships (one carrying explosives) that had to be separated off Greece. For months in 2012 and 2013, Tervoort had hiked over the exposed hull of Costa Concordia, the Italian cruiseship that ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. ...
Will Canada's Tim Hortons win over UK coffee fans? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 05:31:04 AM
....He acknowledges that some players believe the market can expand. “Costa and the others insist there is room for more, they say we don’t drink as much coffee as the Scandinavians, and we don’t. ...
Barclays boss faces shareholder revolt over whistleblowing case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:37:05 PM
.... He is intended to become chairman of Barclays “ringfenced bank” – mainly the high-street operations – which must be set up by 2019 under rules intended to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. But he also chairs retailer Debenhams, French furniture company Maisons du Monde and investment company Menhaden Capital, and is senior independent director at Costa Coffee owner Whitbread – the role he is regarded as most likely to relinquish. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
.... Up to a point. It’s true there was nothing slow about the progress in revenues at Whitbread’s two big formats – Premier Inn’s turnover was 9% better and Costa Coffee’s almost 11%. ...
Costa Coffee owner welcomes plan for 'barista visas' after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:20:58 PM
. The boss of Costa Coffee owner Whitbread has welcomed the proposals being discussed to avoid labour shortages in cafes and restaurants following Brexit, such as the idea of “barista visas”. ...
Costa coffee owner Whitbread wary over prospects image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:47:43 AM
. Shares in Whitbread, the owner of Costa coffee and Premier Inns hotels, slid more than 7% after the company said it was "cautious" over its prospects. ...
Always fresh? Canada's Tim Hortons coffee chain steams into UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 04:33:00 PM
....Promising to bring its “signature coffee, delicious food and Canadian charm” to the UK, the chain’s first UK coffee shop – also its first in Europe – will be on Argyle Street in central Glasgow, with further outlets planned in other city centre locations around the country. The company is seeking to cash in on the UK’s fast-growing coffee market – where it faces intense competition from major players such as Starbucks and Costa, independent chains and low-cost operators. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
....It is hard to point to any feature of the plan that is genuinely novel. Cafes and restaurants in the shops? Most department stores offer them these days, and the high streets outside are awash with Costas. ...
Bulgaria's Sunny Beach offers 'best value in Europe' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:32:31 PM
.... . After Sunny Beach, the goods were cheapest in the Algarve in Portugal at just over £58, followed by the Costa Del Sol in Spain at £61. ...
Starbucks blames UK profits plunge on Brexit and slowing growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:32:31 PM
....“The UK remains one of the most important EMEA markets for us and we will continue to grow where our customers want to find us,” he added. Over the past decade Starbucks has faced fierce competition in the UK as rival chain Costa Coffee grew rapidly to become the market leader. ...
Wall Street closes higher after positive jobs figures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 09:02:14 PM
....S. ) politician on the world stage," said Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions Inc. ...
Spanish raids seize Assad uncle's assets in corruption inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:56:12 AM
....The general council of Spain's judiciary said it was acting after French investigators found that part of his fortune had ended up in property in the Marbella area, under the name of companies managed by his wives and two of his children. In a statement (in Spanish), it said that 15 properties search orders had been carried out, mainly in Puerto Banus on the Costa del Sol. ...
Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:31:37 AM
....". Some multi-national coffee shop chains such as Costa and Starbucks have previously told the BBC that they are also trying to tackle the issue . ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
.... . She says: “The same holiday in Spain would cost £216 on the Costa Del Sol or £231 on the Costa Blanca. ...
Obesity crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:04:40 AM
....The research concluded that "social globalisation" - changes in the way we work and live - was what was making us fat, rather than the wider availability of cheaper and more calorific foods driven by global trade. Basically, the fact that we are are now increasingly able to work, shop and socialise whilst barely moving a muscle is to blame, says study author Dr Joan Costa-Font. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Instead, Premier Inn emerged as the most popular choice among budget hotels, with 30% preferring it over its nearest rival, Travelodge, on just 14%, prompting HSBC to suggest investors buy shares in Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn. Another reason to buy Whitbread shares is that its other big brand, Costa coffee, is by far the most popular choice among high street coffee shops, with three times more people visiting it than its nearest rival Starbucks. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
....Southwold has one of the highest levels of children on free school meals in the region. In the past five years, several chain stores, from Costa Coffee to Jack Wills have opened on the high street, helping to push up retail rents. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....But Coca-Cola’s announced support for trials of a bottle deposit return service in Scotland has shone a spotlight back on the private sector. Costa Coffee also recently launched a takeaway coffee cup recycling scheme, encouraging drinkers to hand in their cups for polymer-stripping, paper pulping and recycling. ...
Child-induced fatigue costs economy dear, says new study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 09:22:57 PM
.... Until now. In the first study of its kind, Joan Costa-i-Font and Sarah Flèche, of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, have found that baby-induced fatigue is significantly undermining economic performance. ...
Fancy some sun, sea and sand? Brexit means it will cost you 15% more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
. Far from the political arguments raging through the House of Commons, some of the first real-life effects of the Brexit referendum will soon be found in a deli in New York or a bar on the Costa Brava. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
.... Independent retailers have already been promised the moon on a stick. But when I look back at some of the initiatives, such as the Future High Street Forum, what I see is a panel including the CEOs of Costa Retail and the British Property Federation (neither known for championing the little guy). ...
Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:36:32 PM
....And in a Europe preoccupied with other matters – and in fear of an anti-establishment ascendant far right – the prospect of that happening is slim. “What we are witnessing is a disaster for the real economy because everything is on hold,” said Costas Panagopoulos who heads the Alco polling institute. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
.... Insurance broker Lloyd’s has signed up. Simply Cups is currently working with Costa, Pret a Manger and McDonald’s, collecting cups from a few of their stores on a trial basis. ...
Let’s move to Scarborough, North Yorkshire: ‘Where seasiding began’ image
.... It’s mine, all mine. You can keep your Costa Brava and all of that palaver. ...
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Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
....Greggs now has more than 1,700 shops. Tom Berry, analyst at Verdict Retail: “Greggs’s confidence in becoming a more varied and appealing food service provider, increasing its threat on the likes of Pret a Manger and Costa, is highlighted through plans such as broadening its hot drinks offer to options such as vanilla latte and Fairtrade peppermint tea. ...
Five-minute guide to booking your summer holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:55:00 PM
....” . Currently, you can find a room in Benalmádena on the sun-soaked Costa del Sol, Spain, from £206 a week per person in July, with flights from London Stansted. ...
Buying a Christmas gift card today? Don't be victim to RIP OFF vouchers costing YOU £300M image
....The Government is now stepping in to clamp down on the traders, putting forward proposals that gift cards should carry a minimum two year expiry. If the measures are put in place, it would change the cards on offer from French Connection, Habitat, Costa and Ticketmaster - as their cards expire in just one year. ...
Information commissioner reopens file on construction industry blacklisting image
.... There were also notes on personal relationships and suggestions that workers were incompetent. Some of the biggest names in the construction sector, including Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine, settled with the GMB, Ucatt and Unite unions this year on allegations of using the list. ...
AstraZeneca to move some UK jobs to Poland, Costa Rica and Malaysia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:26:06 PM
. AstraZeneca has said it will move some back office jobs from the UK to Costa Rica, Poland and Malaysia in a drive to cut costs following a slide in profits. ...
Brexit vote dents British demand for Spanish property image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 03:17:29 PM
....No other nationality buys as much property in Spain as the British, and in recent years they have made a significant contribution to the recovery of the Spanish property market. About 28% of holiday homes on the Costa del Sol are sold to Britons and 26% on the Costa Blanca. ...
Rubbish cooking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:10:19 AM
....". Fear of a negative reaction from customers initially drove Rubies in the Rubble founder Jenny Costa to keep quiet on the origins of her chutneys, made out of fruit and vegetables destined for the bin. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
.... . A report, from the Institution of Civil Engineers and construction giant, Costain, is calling for a "recruitment revolution" to avoid a skills gap. ...
Loans boss paid hackers to attack consumer website, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 03:48:44 PM
....”. The court was told Frazer-Mann used the Liberty Reserve payment system, based in Costa Rica, which allowed users to transfer money by giving a name, date of birth and email address. ...
Dear Mr Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:16:50 AM
.... Don't take it away definitely, and a bit more would be welcome," he says. In South Wales construction giant Costain is working on a £200m road project that involves building 16 structures, 12km (7. ...
Big Bang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:02:29 PM
.... . The following years saw them closing down venerable firms like Vickers da Costa, Scrimgeour Kemp-Gee, Fielding Newson-Smith, Wood Mackenzie; names that now appear only in history books and at the bottom of senior financiers' resumes. ...
Whitbread lifted by Costa and Premier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 08:40:58 AM
. Whitbread's sales and profit rose in the first six months of the year, boosted by growing sales at its Costa Coffee and Premier Inn chains. ...
Mining stocks boost for FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 07:44:46 AM
....64. Costa Coffee owner Whitbread dropped 3. ...
Women at the top image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 04:08:42 PM
....She'll need that to help get Royal Mail back on track - earlier this year it reported a 33% fall in annual profits as it faces increasing competition. Alison joined Whitbread - owner of Premier Inns and Costa Coffee - in January this year, having forged her career in banking - most recently at from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was head of their retail division. ...
Can you still afford to buy a property overseas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing director at Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, says prices are rising steadily in popular tourist areas such as Majorca, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. ...
Auction halves number of Greek private TV stations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:58:16 PM
....The government has previously accused Greek media companies of being "vampires" that have lived on borrowed money and with overt links to Greek oligarchs. The auction has faced widespread criticism and Costas Kimbouropoulos from Skai, one of the winning bidders, said: "We were not contesting a license, we came to negotiate a ransom. ...

Beautiful toucan receives 3D-printed prosthetic beak
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:53:38 AM
....Grecia, the stunning toucan lost his beak last year. When found by locals, he was brought to ZooAve, an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica, where they raised funds for his new beak. ...
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Dinner party double dippers spread germs through their disgusting habits, scientists say
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....The worrying phenomenon was outed as a social crime in an episode of the Seinfeld comedy series. The 1993 episode saw the hapless George Costanza shamed for double dipping a cracker in a dip at a wake. ...
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Dozens of New York mobsters arrested by the FBI with names such as 'Muscles', 'Tony the Cripple', 'Mustache Pat' and 'Tugboat'
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....To evade law enforcement, mobsters allegedly used code to arrange meetings at highway rest stops and restaurants, the indictment claimed. Illegal gambling was a major source of funds - one New York establishment held poker tournaments and took bets on the horses - while sports gambling businesses operated in New York, Florida, New Jersey and Costa Rica, it added. ...

Posher and more male than in 2012: the sporting heroes carrying Britain's hopes at the Rio Olympics 
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....Freestyle swimmer Cameron Kurle is a current pupil, while Old Millfield-ians include Helen Glover, the gold medal-winning rower, hockey player Simon Mantell and the long jumper Jazmin Sawyers. It is believed to be the largest number of UK competitors from a single school and is larger than squads sent by countries including Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. ...

Shark bites bather at crowded Costa Blanca beach in Spanish holiday hotspot
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. A holidaymaker has been treated in hospital after being bitten by a shark at a packed Costa Blanca beach. ...
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British mother arrested in Benidorm for 'abandoning nine-year-old twin boys' while out drinking
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....Police in Benidorm have arrested a British holidaymaker accused of abandoning her nine-year-old twins while out drinking. One of the boys was taken into a police station by a couple who found him walking alone on the streets of the Costa Blanca resort looking for his mother. ...
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Waste mountain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:03:30 AM
.... . The takeout cups that are the stock-in-trade of High Street coffee giants such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa are currently almost impossible to recycle. ...
Cut-price holiday picks: Five-minute guide to locations to beat tourist hotspots image
....It would cut the cost of a week’s holiday from £4,532 to £3,468, saving the family £1,064. Shunning touristy Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol in favour of lesser-known Vigo in north-west coast of Spain would cut the cost of a week-long trip from £4,492 to £3,508, saving £984. ...

US surfer survives 'vicious' crocodile attack at Costa Rica beach
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:02:39 AM
. An American surfer was in serious but stable condition after being attacked by a large crocodile at a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Friday. ...
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European holiday hotspots cheaper now compared with two years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of July 2016 06:00:04 AM
....Post Office Travel Money compared 14 European resorts and found that prices of meals and other holiday expenses are lower now than in 2014 in many, and significantly down on the prices paid in 2011. Visitors to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, the Costa Blanca in Spain, the Portuguese Algarve and Crete will enjoy cheaper meals, drinks and snacks than they would have two years ago, with some prices lower than last year, when the pound was riding high at €1. ...
Spain opens the door for UK holiday home buyers to reclaim lost money image
. Surrounded by mountains but half an hour’s drive from Costa Blanca’s beaches, the old fortress town of Castalla offered the best of life in Spain for Gary Wainwright and his wife Lesley. ...
Debenhams poaches Amazon's Sergio Bucher as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:19:31 AM
....” However, consumers were spending more on health and beauty, he said, with beauty spending going up by 3% or more, as well as food and gifts – trends that Debenhams wants to tap into. The department store has been courting younger customers by introducing Ed’s Easy Diner, Costa Coffee and Patisserie Valerie into its shops. ...
JD Wetherspoon launches price war with 99p tea and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:38:34 PM
....Those seeking a flat white or skinny decaf latte will be disappointed – the company will offer only Lavazza filter coffee and Tetley tea. Wetherspoons already sells more than 50m cups of coffee in its pubs each year, as well as about 25m breakfasts, but from this week it will compete with takeaway chains such as Starbucks, Costa, Pret A Mangerand Greggs. ...
REVEALED: How the cost of family holiday SOARS when school's out image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 05:18:00 PM
. The price of holidays for a family of four at a four star hotel in Tenerife, Majorca, the Costa del Sol and the Algarve prices increased by up to 115 per cent in the school holidays, compared with the same trip taken two weeks before, according to FairFX. ...
Planning to flee Donald Trump's America? It might not be that easy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 10:00:02 AM
.... Then, too, there are some Americans that Canada won’t want, including, sadly, those they feel will be too much of a drain on the country’s single-payer healthcare system. A university professor from Costa Rica, Felipe Montoya, recently was denied permanent residency in Canada because his son has Down’s syndrome. ...
Construction firms apologise in court over blacklist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 02:43:52 PM
....The apology listed those who had headed the secret operation since 1993 – Cullum McAlpine and David Cochrane of McAlpine, Tony Jennings of John Laing Construction, Danny O’Sullivan of Kier, Stephen Quant of Skanska and Trevor Watcham of Balfour Beatty. The firms – Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and Vinci – told the court that they hoped their apology meant that “this matter can be treated as a closed chapter”. ...

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