Man dies after tree hits home in Hurricane Michael

By Sharon Marris, news reporter The strongest storm to hit Florida in many decades has resulted in the death of a man. The man, from the Gadsden County town of Greensboro, was killed when a falling tree hit his home on Wednesday evening local time. Sheriff’s spokeswoman, Anglie Hightower said that emergency crews had been […]

Echo of the past: the rise of Germany’s far right

By Diana Magnay, Sky correspondent in Germany Tommy Frenck is a well-known neo-Nazi though he doesn’t call himself that. “Just a normal-minded person with a normal political view,” he says. But the slogans on the merchandise he sells aren’t all that normal. The ‘HTLR SCHNTZL’ T-shirt, the pillow range emblazoned with “I love HTLR” and […]

End of the Saturday job: Teens prefer casual work

Saturday jobs are no longer a rite of passage for teenagers who now rely on short-term “gigs” to earn money, a survey has found. Only 23% of teens surveyed have a once-a-week job compared to 43% of their parents when they were younger, financial services provider OneFamily found. Instead of having set hours in a […]

Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap

Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap after an audit last year showed significant disparities in pay and promotion opportunities of different ethnic groups . Announcing a consultation on mandatory pay reporting, Theresa May said: “Every employee deserves the opportunity to progress and fulfil their potential in their chosen field, regardless of […]

Asian markets down following Dow Jones slump

By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Wall Street shares have fallen sharply as investors sought safety amid growing worries about bond markets and trade tensions. New York’s Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 3%, or more than 800 points, in Wednesday trading. That was its worst drop in eight months. The S&P 500 was also down […]