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US Bombardier dispute: 'Huge relief' for British workers

US Bombardier dispute: 'Huge relief' for British workers

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePoliticians and union leaders have welcomed a ruling which stops the US imposing huge 292% import tariffs on planes partly made by British workers. Over a thousand jobs in Belfast depend on the success of the C-Series passenger jet, which is manufactured by Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier.UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "good news" for UK industry.Trade union Unite said workers in Northern Ireland "will be breathing a huge sigh of relief".Bombardier had been widely expected to fail in its bid to overturn a ruling by the US Commerce Department in December that the UK and Canada had given it unfair subsidies.But the case, centred on a complaint by US rival Boeing, was dismissed by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).Mrs May wel...
Struggling hospitals facing 'huge tragedy'

Struggling hospitals facing 'huge tragedy'

Health
Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the deluge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said.Prof Suzanne Mason, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, described it as a "huge tragedy".Reports have emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being stuck on trolleys in corridors and of ambulances left queuing outside A&E.NHS bosses have responded by cancelling non-urgent care en masse.Tens of thousands of operations, treatments and appointments have been put off for the rest of January as hospitals have tried to ease some of the pressure.But Prof Mason said the move was "too little too late" as hospitals simply had no beds free and these treatments would have had to be cancelled anyway.She added: "Patient safety...