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Research by MotorEasy found that some diesel cars are nearly 20 per cent more expensive to repair than their petrol counterparts
The chair of an influential House of Commons committee has urged the Prime Minister to make good on her promise to crackdown on "unscrupulous" company bosses by imposing billion-pound fines. Labour MP Frank Field, who heads the Work and Pensions select committee, called for regulators to put "the fear of God" into company chiefs. In the wake of the collapse of Carillion, which held around 450 public sector contracts, Theresa May has vowed to introduce tough new rules to end the "unacceptable abuse" by irresponsible business chiefs.
Tesco has announced plans to "simplify" its operational structures - placing 1,700 roles at risk as it looks to make further savings in the business. The main change being implemented, Tesco said, was its intention to erase people manager and compliance manager roles at its large stores and fulfilment centres. Customer experience managers were also facing the axe at its 226 largest stores.
Natalie Portman has detailed how she was a victim of "sexual terrorism" at the age of 13 when shooting her first film. At Saturday's Women's March in Los Angeles, the A-lister took the stage with fellow actress Eva Longoria to share her experiences of growing up as a child star.
The reason for the dash to Lebanon by Apple supremo Tim Cook and Malala Yousafzai was the announcement of a groundbreaking tie-up between the tech giant and the women’s rights campaigner that will see funding and resources offered to Malala to help deliver her fund’s goal of getting 100,000 girls into education in places including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria. To launch the partnership, Malala and Mr Cook made a flying visit to Lebanon, one of the target countries, where The Independent met them for an in-depth discussion. The conversation covered the need for free education, the gender gap in the UK and US – and if Mr Cook’s job will one day be filled by a woman.
For three years, jihadists made life in Iraq's Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone's existence as no one wants to move them.
In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, U.S. health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco device and claim it is less harmful than cigarettes. It is designed to heat tobacco but not burn it. Most of the harmful chemicals in tobacco are released when tobacco is burned.
Malcolm Turnbull has announced a $60m rescue package for the Great Barrier Reef which includes research on developing “resilient” coral, and paying farmers to pollute less. The package, to be spent over 18 months, will also include an increased number of reef officers and vessels targeting crown of thorns starfish outbreaks. More than half the package, $36.6m, will be spent on “supporting farmers stopping runoff off their properties” in order to improve water quality, the prime minister said.
The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media. Maria Ressa, chief of Rappler (www.rappler.com), maintains that the Jan. 11 Securities and Exchange Commission's revoking of Rappler's license was designed to intimidate journalists whose reporting has challenged President Rodrigo Duterte, notorious for his public tirades against opponents. Ressa was met by a phalanx of media after answering a subpoena by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that she said was part of "a concerted effort to turn journalism into a crime".
Leader of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Alexis Jay,left, and panel members Drusilla Sharpling and Ivor Frank at earlier hearings. As many as 4% of adults have engaged with images of child sexual abuse on the internet and 16% of young women receive unwanted sexual requests online each year, academic research reveals. The extent of web-facilitated exploitation is detailed in a series of reports for the next strand of hearings at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), looking into the role of the internet, which starts on Monday.
NASA’s Jeanette Epps was on track to become the first African-American International Space Station (ISS) crew member. However, on Thursday the space agency announced it was rearranging their scheduled line-ups and Epps would be replaced by Serena Auñón-Chancellor for the June mission.
Thousands have taken to the streets in London to say “Time’s Up” and protest for women’s equality to mark a year since Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President.
Margaret Thatcher believed South Africa should be a “whites-only state”, it has been reported. The former head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Patrick Wright, has made a number of explosive claims in his account of the former Prime Minister’s time in office. Sir Patrick also said that Ms Thatcher “loathed” Germans and wanted to “push” Vietnamese boat people into the sea.