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The employment North-South divide grows

The North-South divide is said to be getting greater due to the current state of employment.

According to today's Centre For Cities report, for every 12 new private sector jobs created here in the south, one is lost in the rest of Britain.

The study also revealed that jobs in London increased by more than 17 per cent between 2004 and 2013.

 

Eurostar aims to get back on track

Eurostar hopes to resume a full service today from St Pancras after delays and cancellations to services over the weekend.

Thousands of people were stranded when a lorry caught fire in one of the tunnels on Saturday.

 A power failure also caused 11 of its services to cancel yesterday.

The train operator apologised to passengers, some of who waited hours on the phone to rebook tickets.

 

RSPB warn of environmental issues of the Garden Bridge

Leading wildlife group the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has condemned plans for the Garden Bridge.

The RSPB had originally 'cautiously welcomed' the bridge, but now they believe that newly released details 'fail to show any real conservation gain.’

This was in reference to the removal of trees from the northern side of the river near embankment.

The Garden Bridge Trust say they believe the bridge will offer 'clear benefits to wildlife'.

 

The Pope draws in huge crowds in the Philippines

Around six million people in the Philippines's capital of Manila have braved the rain to hear Pope Francis celebrate an outdoor mass.

The pontiff dedicated part of the service to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the country in 2013.

The mass concluded the Pope's six-day tour of Asia.

 

Dentists breaching NHS pricing rules

A new survey for the consumer watchdog, Which? has found that some dentists across breaching NHS rules.

It found that just over half of people who had visited a dentist in the last six months had not seen a price list, while one in five said they didn't know the exact price of treatment before they had it.

NHS rules state that price lists should be clearly displayed and costs of treatments should be given upfront.

 

Wenger defends Gunners’ defense over Manchester City win

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims the 2-0 victory over Manchester City, blows away any doubt over their defence.

The Gunners recorded a seventh clean sheet this season against the Premier League champions at the Etihad, the goals came from Santi Cazorla, and Olivier Giroud.

The win lifts them to 5th, with City now 5 points behind league leaders Chelsea.  

 

Whitney Houston's family slam biopic

The family of the late Whitney Houston have slammed an unauthorised biopic of the star's life.

The Houston estate told fans of the singer that they should ‘prepare for the worst’ if they choose to watch the movie, which debuted in America over the weekend.

Pat Houston, Whitney Houston's sister-in-law, said the production company Lifetime is 'notorious' for making bad biopics. 

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