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Sunak set to address business leaders amid gloomy economic backdrop

Rishi Sunak will deliver a speech to business leaders on Monday as the country braces for steep tax hikes and spending cuts.

The CBI speech, which is expected to focus on innovation, comes just days after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled £25billion in tax hikes in a budget meant to restore market confidence in the UK United after Liz Truss’ disastrous mini-budget.

Sunak is set to get a tough message from business at the conference in Birmingham, with CBI chief executive Tony Danker set to urge the new administration to end Brexit rows and use immigration to solve labor shortages to stimulate growth.


NHS in ‘crisis foot’ with waiting lists likely to rise despite extra funding

The NHS is likely to remain on a ‘crisis basis’ with growing waiting lists despite additional funding, it has been said.

The health service will receive an additional £3.3billion in each of the next two years, while £4.7billion will go to social care, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his autumn statement on Thursday.

However, the Health Foundation believes that while the increased NHS budget will provide ‘temporary respite’, health and care services will face ‘tough trade-offs’ on issues such as pay and the backlog. His analysis revealed that the increase in spending over the next two years amounts to 2% each year in “real terms”.


Sunak says ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle climate change after COP27 deal

The prime minister has said “more needs to be done” to tackle climate change, after negotiators secured a last-minute deal at COP27 in Egypt.

Rishi Sunak, who attended the global climate summit earlier this month in Egypt after initially deciding not to attend, said in a brief statement: “I welcome the progress made at COP27, but there there can be no time for complacency.”

Cop26 President Alok Sharma expressed disappointment with elements of the deal warning that Ambition 1.5C is “on life support”.

Thousands of fans head to Doha as England and Wales kick off World Cup campaigns

Thousands of England and Wales fans will be watching in Doha as the two nations begin their bids for Qatar 2022 World Cup glory.

Millions more fans are expected to tune in at home as England open their Group B campaign against Iran on Monday afternoon before Wales make their first World Cup final appearance since 1958 against United States.

Both teams will be hoping to get off to a winning start and pick up points in their second matches later in the week before facing each other next week in their final group stage game.

Shamima Begum’s appeal for British citizenship launched

Shamima Begum is about to start her appeal regarding the removal of her British citizenship.

Begum fled her east London home for Syria as a 15-year-old schoolgirl with Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) group more than seven years ago. She has denied any involvement in terrorist activities and challenges the government’s decision to strip her of her nationality, while Ms Sultana was reportedly killed in a Russian airstrike and Ms Abase is missing.

It has since been claimed that she was smuggled into Syria by a Canadian spy. A special Immigration Appeals Board hearing is due to start at the center of court in Field House, London, on Monday and is expected to last five days.


Restaurant business insolvencies rise 59% in past year

Restaurant business insolvencies have risen 59% in the past year, a study has found.

The total has fallen from 984 in 2020/21 to 1,567 in 2021/22, according to consultancy Mazars. Over the past three months, the number of restaurant businesses that have gone insolvent has risen to 453 from 395 in the previous quarter, he added.

In addition to rising food and energy costs, restaurants have been hit by staff shortages, especially for skilled roles such as chefs, according to the report.

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Man could be living on the moon by the end of the decade, NASA official says

Man could be living on the moon before the end of the decade, a senior NASA official has said after the successful launch of the Artemis rocket.

After a series of failed launch attempts earlier in the year, Artemis 1 lifted off Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The uncrewed mission around the moon will pave the way for a crewed flight test and future human lunar exploration.

The gap between diesel and petrol prices is approaching 25 pence a liter

The cost premium of diesel over petrol has reached a new high of almost 25 pence per litre.

The latest government figures show the average price of a liter of diesel is 188.9p. That’s 24.5p more expensive than petrol, which comes in at 164.4p per litre.

Analysis by the PA news agency found this to be the biggest price difference in records dating back to June 2003.

Weather Outlook

Much of England, Wales and Northern Ireland will see rain today, BBC Weather reports, with southern coastal areas experiencing very heavy gusts. Scotland will be calmer with sunshine and some showers.

Scattered clouds and rain for England and Wales tonight. Clearer in Northern Ireland and Scotland, although the latter will see heavy showers in the north and east.

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