Beer lovers WILL face summer drought as lorry drivers vote to strike

Ms Eisner said Tradeteam staff had frequently complained workloads were too heavy and posed a safety risk. A Carlsberg spokesman said the company is working with Tradeteam “to mitigate risks to supply”. Molson Coors, which brews Coors Light and Carling in Burton-on-Trent, Staffs, said it was “disappointed” with the ballot result. A spokesman for DHL, which owns Tradeteam, said: “Talks […]

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Ebola crisis: Disease spreads beyond DR Congo – two dead in Uganda

The current outbreak of the deadly haemorrhagic fever began in August last year in conflict-hit eastern Congo and has already infected more than 2,000 people, killing 1,390 of them. The victim was the Congolese grandmother of a five-year-old boy who died of the virus on Tuesday evening after crossing into Uganda with his family from neighbouring DR Congo last week, the […]

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Hong Kong protests: Shock video shows demonstrators breaking into Legislative Council

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests turned to violent chaos. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature before tempers flared, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned them back, saying: “We will use force.” The protestors, many of whom had only the […]

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UK flood warnings today: Where are flood warnings in England and Scotland as rain persists

A strong band of rain is sweeping over the UK this week, causing widespread heavy showers. The Met Office has issued a chain of yellow weather warnings extending from the Midlands to Scotland and forecasters warned rising flood waters could affect travel. The Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) released advisories for the public. Where are flood warnings […]

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