UK companies must publish pay ratios under new law

Companies will have to reveal how much more their chief executives are paid compared with the average employee, under a package of government reforms. Measures aimed at increasing boardroom transparency in publicly listed companies will be unveiled later. Firms who face significant shareholder opposition to executive pay deals will be named and shamed on a new register. Business Secretary Greg ...

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Majority 'still to claim' over PPI mis-selling

The majority of people mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) may not yet have made a claim for compensation, the regulator has said. A deadline of 29 August, 2019, has been set by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the final claims to be made. A major advertising campaign by the FCA marking the two-year countdown will be unveiled later, urging ...

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Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

A number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found. The Essure implant is used to permanently sterilise women, but can cause side effects and complications. One woman – who later had her uterus removed – said she was left suicidal due to the “unbearable” pain, ...

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Interpol issues arrest notice for Red Bull heir over fatal hit-and-run accident in Thailand

Interpol has issued a notice for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted over a hit-and-run accident in 2012 that killed a Bangkok policeman. Vorayuth Yoovidhya fled Thailand for Singapore at the end of April just before authorities issued a warrant for his arrest after he repeatedly failed to meet with ...

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Clovis shooting: Two killed and four injured in New Mexico library incident

Two people were killed and four taken to hospital with injuries on Monday after a shooting at a library in the small city of Clovis, New Mexico, the city’s fire chief said. One person was arrested in the incident, fire chief Michael Nolen said. Library user Vanessa Aguirre said she was in the Clovis-Carter Public Library with her son when a man came ...

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Games Inbox: Perfect Game of Thrones video game, Call Of Duty 2018, and Elite Dangerous sale

Telltale’s Game Of Thrones wouldn’t be hard to beat The morning Inbox talks about NieR: Automata’s combat and soundtrack, as another reader learns to appreciate Titanfall 2. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk Hard to imagine Although I think there’s a good chance the Bethesda Game of Thrones leak could be real, I’m not sure it’s really ...

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Lily Allen spotted ‘inhaling a hippie crack balloon’ at Notting Hill carnival

Lily Allen (Picture: Getty/Twitter) Lily Allen has been spotted ‘inhaling a hippie crack balloon’ at this year’s Notting Hill carnival. Dancing policeman shakes it up at Notting Hill carnival The pop star famously collapsed at last year’s weekend celebration but this year was pictured on a friend’s balcony as she danced and gestured to the crowds, as her friend also ...

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Chelsea close to reaching compromise with Atletico Madrid over Diego Costa

Diego Costa is set to leave (Picture: Getty) Chelsea are close to selling Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid after extensive talks with the La Liga club, reports claim. Arsenal legend calls for Wenger exit as Oxlade-Chamberlain edges closer to Chelsea move The Spaniard left Diego Simeone’s side in 2014 to move to Stamford Bridge but has expressed his desire to ...

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Manchester attack: PC reunited with bomb victim Lily Harrison

A police officer has been reunited with a young girl she drove to hospital after the Manchester Arena bombing. Eight-year-old Lily Harrison suffered a shrapnel wound and a bruised lung in the blast which killed 22 people. PC Cath Daley saw Lily’s parents crouched around their unconscious daughter and decided they could not wait for an ambulance so drove the ...

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Palestinian cartoonist's 1987 murder reinvestigated

The murder of a Palestinian cartoonist who was shot dead in the street is being reinvestigated 30 years on. Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali, a political cartoonist for Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, was shot in the neck as he walked to his office in west London. He was taken to hospital after the attack on 22 July 1987 in Ives Street, Knightsbridge, ...

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