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UK manufacturing fall stokes triple-dip fears
Figures showing a shock fall in manufacturing activity last month fuel fears that Britain is heading for a triple-dip recession.
BAE’s £1.6bn Saudi deal reprieves 250 manufacturing jobs
British defence giant BAE Systems secures a £1.6bn deal with Saudi Arabia that will safeguard more than 240 jobs that were under threat at its Yorkshire factory.
Topshop boss champions UK manufacturing
As Topshop’s boss champions British designers and manufacturers at London Fashion Week, an industry expert warns Channel 4 News there is a limit to what can be produced on UK soil.
Made in Britain: The future of manufacturing
Rolls-Royce is the poster boy for British manufacturing, but what is the future for the sector the government hopes can pull the UK out of recession? Business Correspondent Sarah Smith investigates.
Can manufacturing save the British economy?
The government says economic growth will come from rebalancing the British economy in favour of manufacturing. But what does Britain still make? Business Correspondent Sarah Smith investigates.
Scrap immigration targets to guarantee migrant workers, Chancellor urged
On a visit to Coventry, the Chancellor said it showed the economy had “recovered sharply” – but weaker international demand for British goods means manufacturing has continued to slide.
FactCheck: Michael Fabricant’s apartheid flag
Conservative backbencher Michael Fabricant is in the headlines today after being accused of sending an Islamophobic tweet about the Mayor of London. The MP – famous for his distinctive blond hair and reality TV appearances – posted a cartoon showing a balloon with Sadiq Khan’s face on it having sex with a pig. (He deleted…
Sharp drop in EU net migration
A sharp drop in EU immigration has been revealed in net migration figures published today. It may be good news for the Prime Minister’s pledge to bring down net migration to the hundreds of thousands. But many argue there is a heavy price being paid for tightening immigration controls: unfilled positions in the care sector…
Monkey testing: VW suspends media chief
Car manufacturing giant Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations after he admitted he had known about emissions tests on monkeys. Thomas Steg was suspended after details emerged of the tests where primates were exposed to fumes from a VW Beetle. The revelations follow a scandal in 2015 where VW was found to have…
FactCheck: how many women face sexual harassment in the workplace?
Allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein are making headlines around the world. The Hollywood producer was fired from his own company after a number of women who worked with Weinstein accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Further allegations of rape have emerged in recent days. Weinstein has issued a statement saying…
BAE Systems cuts 2,000 jobs
Almost 2,000 jobs are to be cut at the UK’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems, in what’s being described by unions as a “bitter blow” for manufacturing. The company, which is facing a lack of orders for its Typhoon jet, claims the restructuring will result in a “sharper, competitive edge”. Labour says the move will…
Syria accuses Israel of striking military base
Syria has accused Israel of conducting an overnight strike on a military base in Hama province, in the west of the country. A Syrian monitoring group claims missiles may also have targeted a chemical weapons manufacturing facility there.
Exports at record high
It’s not every day that manufacturing is seen as a bright spot on Britain’s economy. But new figures today show that exports are at a record high, confounding those who thought the Brexit vote would spell immediate doom. The rise has been fuelled by a fall in the value of the pound, but also from…
FactCheck Q&A: Four things you should know about Brexit
Parliament’s back after the summer and the Brexit bill is on its way through Parliament. Here are four things you need to know.
Channel 4 News headlines, Tues 29 Aug
The Texas floods gets worse as dams overflow, more lives are lost and tens of thousands are homeless. And tonight the President who claimed global warming was created by the Chinese to hit US manufacturing has arrived to help.