In Great Britain, heat banks are multiplying against the energy crisis

In Great Britain, heat banks are multiplying against the energy crisis

Published on: 01/02/2023 – 00:12 Due to exploding costs, 60% of Britons have to curtail their heating and one in five can’t even turn it on. So “heat banks” are popping up all over the country: public places open to anyone to come and warm up. Visit one of them in Birmingham, the city hardest … Read more

The various strikes affecting the United Kingdom are disrupting Christmas

The various strikes affecting the United Kingdom are disrupting Christmas

Published on: 24/12/2022 – 00:30 After two virtual Christmases due to the pandemic, Britain is preparing to spend a New Year’s Eve marked by transport strikes, postal workers and inflation, which reached 10.7% last month. From our correspondent in London, Charlotte, warm in her navy down jacket, opens the door to her café. It overlooks … Read more

Britain descends into pre-Christmas chaos

Britain descends into pre-Christmas chaos

Nurses strike outside St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Tuesday. According to a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times, almost two-thirds of Britons support them. Andrew Aitchison/In Pictures via Getty Images HISTORY – With the “cost of living crisis” strikes paralyze the country. The army is called to the rescue. Correspondent in London After the … Read more

the paramedics and nurses’ strike, a symptom of a health system on its knees

the paramedics and nurses' strike, a symptom of a health system on its knees

In the wake of the nurses’ strike, British paramedics stopped work on Wednesday to demand an increase in their pay. A mobilization linked to the record high inflation affecting the UK, but which also highlights the ongoing crisis the public health system is going through. After a first day of strike in mid-December, nurses took … Read more

Unprecedented strike voted at UK Amazon warehouse, GMB union announces

Unprecedented strike voted at UK Amazon warehouse, GMB union announces

The union calls on the American company to “improve wages and working conditions for workers”. Several hundred workers at an Amazon warehouse in the United Kingdom voted for an unprecedented strike for the US giant in the United Kingdom, according to the GMB union, on Friday to obtain pay “decent”. The fact that these employees … Read more

VisitBritain expects record revenue for 2023

Selon VisitBritain, les recettes du tourisme réceptif au Royaume-Uni devraient atteindre 29,5 milliards de livres sterling en 2023 -Depositphotos.com Auteur bloodua

VisitBritain has just published its inbound tourism forecast for 2023. The organization responsible for promoting Britain expects a strong recovery in revenue. These should amount to £29.5 billion by 2023, up 4% from the peak of £28.4 billion in 2019. In terms of volume, 35.1 million visits are expected, representing 86% of the 40.9 million … Read more

four migrants lose their lives trying to reach Britain

four migrants lose their lives trying to reach Britain

Published on: 14/12/2022 – 19:14 Four migrants died in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday 14 December in the English Channel while trying to reach the UK. Their dinghy overturned. More than 40 others were rescued by the French navy, coastguards and British fishermen. This tragedy comes in full political will on the part of … Read more

agreement with Albania to combat illegal immigration

agreement with Albania to combat illegal immigration

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Tuesday (December 13) a deal with Albania that notably includes provisions for speeding up the processing of asylum applications and mass deportations of those who are rejected, in a comprehensive package of measures to combat illegal immigration. “We will be tough but fair“, Rishi Sunak declared in front … Read more

Cold wave in Europe, snow comes to France and the UK

Cold wave in Europe, snow comes to France and the UK

A difficult Tuesday morning for many motorists in France, as in Lyon, where around three centimeters of snow fell overnight, causing disruption to roads and public transport; no buses were plying early in the morning. Meteo France issued a vigilance bulletin linked to the ice storm, which concerns 28 departments, from Brittany to Alsace via … Read more