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Part of Worcestershire has no water or low pressure

Part of Worcestershire has no water or low water pressure through the taps this morning.

Malvern Hills District Council said residents in the WR8 postcode area of the county are experiencing the problem, and that Severn Trent are working to fix it.

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Ryanair: French aviation unions' strike 'selfish'

Ryanair has called striking French airline staff selfish Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Budget airline Ryanair has branded the French aviation unions "selfish" following the start of a three-day strike by the country's air traffic controllers.

Hundreds of passengers flying with easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways will face flight cancellations and delays up until Tuesday as a result of the French industrial action in a move that Ryanair deemed "unwarranted" and "grossly unfair".

Passengers travelling from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airport have already been hit by rescheduling after the strike began on Sunday with officials at Gatwick saying that passengers had experienced delays averaging more than 50 minutes.


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Npower workers 'paying price for management errors'

Npower is axing 2,400 jobs Credit: PA

Trade union Unison has called today's loss of 2,400 npower jobs "a devastating blow to the workforce" and said that staff are paying the price for mistakes in management.

Npower has been in trouble for some time thanks to poor decision-making at the very top, and workers are now paying the price.

The company's failure to invest properly in new systems has left it with one of the worst customer service records in the business.

– Unison general secretary Dave Prentis
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Npower job losses: Who's affected?

Npower is axing 2,400 jobs over the next two years, here's who will be affected by the losses:

  • An office in Burton, which employs around 200 staff, is confirmed for closure
  • Some job cuts will take place in the Midlands, one of the firm's major operating areas
  • Aside from Burton, the rest of the job losses are not "site specific"
  • A mix of those who work directly and indirectly for npower will be axed
  • There will be no job cuts at any of npower's power stations
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