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Uber in crisis talks to avert loss of London licence

Uber in crisis talks to avert loss of London licence

Business
Uber Technologies is this weekend fighting a desperate battle to avoid losing its London licence after fresh concerns were raised by regulators about the company’s ability to identify its drivers.Sky News has learnt that Transport for London (TfL) is contemplating the "nuclear option" of denying a permit for Uber to operate in the capital for the second time in little more than two years. Sources said on Saturday that a formal decision, which will be announced on Monday before a two-month probationary licence expires, remained in the balance but said TfL was now "actively considering" a ban.They cautioned, however, that Uber - the world's biggest ride-hailing app - could yet secure another short-term extension to its private-hire operator's licence following further talks this weekend.
TSB resolves payments glitch days after critical IT crisis report

TSB resolves payments glitch days after critical IT crisis report

Business
TSB says it has resolved a glitch that delayed customer payments overnight, just days after a critical report into the bank's IT meltdown last year.The bank responded to a flurry of complaints via social media early on Friday morning when it said: "Some payments into TSB accounts have been delayed overnight and we are working to process these as soon as possible today." It later confirmed that the operation to clear the backlog was completed just before midday. @TSB really TSB when will you put my wages into my account? These system issues you keep having is outrageous! I will defo be moving my account after this. Its happening too often now 😡— Sarah (@Weesarahlou) November 22, 2019 "We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused," TSB said.I
Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

World
Entire Muslim Rohingya villages in Myanmar have been demolished and replaced by police barracks, government buildings and refugee relocation camps, the BBC has found.On a government tour, the BBC saw four locations where secure facilities have been built on what satellite images show were once Rohingya settlements.Officials denied building on top of the villages in Rakhine state.In 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar during a military operation. The UN has described it as "textbook ethnic cleansing". Myanmar (also called Burma) has denied large-scale killings by its forces. How a 'genocide' was investigated Rare look at Myanmar military celebrations Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country, continues to deny its troops carri...
Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Technology
By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professionals are warning.Public Health England will publish a review tomorrow showing that 141 million prescriptions were handed out for strong painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills last year. Doctors issued nearly 71 million prescriptions for antidepressants - a 97% increase compared to 2008. Opiates were up to 40.5 million - 22% more when compared to a decade earlier. And more than 500,000 more sleeping tablets were doled out, a 10% increase.Anti-depressants are included because officials say some people suffer severe symptoms ...