Car industry: What's behind recent closures?

Honda UK is closing its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan are also cutting production and jobs. So what’s going on? Honda is a big loss Honda’s Swindon plant is the UK’s fourth-largest car factory....

Ban zero-hours contracts that exploit workers, says TUC

People on zero-hour contracts are more than twice as likely to work night shifts, and are paid a third less an hour than other workers, the TUC says. After polling 3,287 workers – 300 of them zero-hour staff – it concluded the “exploitative”...

The real-life Marie Kondos who will come to your home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Have you been Kondo’d yet? Decluttering guru Marie Kondo is so famous that her surname is now being used as a verb to refer to the act of tidying up meticulously. But not everybody has the time or inclination to...

China hails 'important progress' in US trade talks

China’s trade delegation says it made “important progress” in the latest round of talks with the US, China’s state media reports. At the end of a two-day meeting in Washington, China pledged to purchase an additional five million tonnes of US...

'Millions' of fake cigarettes seized in UK

Millions of fake cigarettes are entering the UK and undermining efforts to cut smoking, councils have warned. Herefordshire, Lincolnshire and Durham county councils in 2018 found illegal stashes of cigarettes behind shop walls, in sweet boxes and toilets. Fake or...

'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

Gaggan Anand, the executive chef and owner of a two Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, uses hyper-modern cooking techniques to take Indian street food to new heights. His self-named restaurant in Bangkok has topped Asia’s best restaurants list for the past four...
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