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Court ruling cuts sentence for Quebec mosque shooter

Court ruling cuts sentence for Quebec mosque shooter

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Quebec’s highest court has declared consecutive life sentences to be unconstitutional, reducing the sentence given to the man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017ByThe Associated PressNovember 26, 2020, 8:31 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleQUEBEC CITY -- Quebec’s highest court has declared consecutive life sentences to be unconstitutional, reducing the sentence given to the man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017.Alexandre Bissonnette, 30, was sentenced in February 2019 to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 40 years.Thursday's decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal means he will be eligible to apply for parole after serving 25 years, though it doesn't guarantee parole would be granted.In sentencing Bisson
Heathrow turns screw on cost cuts with new furlough plan

Heathrow turns screw on cost cuts with new furlough plan

Business
Britain's biggest airport is to furlough its entire senior management team apart from its chief executive and pave the way for more permanent job losses, underlining its pessimism about the aviation industry's short-term recovery prospects.Sky News has seen emails sent by Heathrow executives on Friday which detail plans for a new voluntary redundancy scheme and a requirement for staff to be placed on furlough for at least four weeks between the beginning of December and the end of March. Sources said the furlough requirement would apply to every Heathrow employee other than John Holland-Kaye, the airport's chief executive.The latest developments come weeks after Heathrow relinquished its crown as Europe's busiest airport to Paris's Charles de Gaulle, with passenger numbers at the London hu...
Greggs warns of tough times for ‘foreseeable future’ as it plans cuts

Greggs warns of tough times for ‘foreseeable future’ as it plans cuts

Business
Greggs has warned that trading will remain "below normal for the foreseeable future" as it plans cost-cutting measures that could see jobs go.The high street bakery chain said sales were recovering but were still almost 25% below last year's levels in recent weeks, following an even tougher August. Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around world 'Majority of Gr...
Premier Inn owner cuts 6,000 jobs as Wetherspoon calls time on airport roles

Premier Inn owner cuts 6,000 jobs as Wetherspoon calls time on airport roles

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Two major employers in the UK's hospitality sector have announced thousands of proposed job losses between them, hours before the government is to outline new restrictions to tackle rising COVID-19 infection rates.The owner of the Premier Inn chain of hotels and Brewers Fayre restaurants, Whitbread, said it planned to shed up to 6,000 staff but hoped the majority of the planned losses could be made voluntarily. Just hours later, JD Wetherspoon said 450 pub jobs were at risk to account for a "downturn in trade" at six airports - Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Image: JD Wetherspoon says weak travel demand means its airport outlets are suffering That was on top of up to 130 head office cuts previously dis...
EasyJet cuts capacity as virus fears knock passenger confidence

EasyJet cuts capacity as virus fears knock passenger confidence

Business
EasyJet has warned it expects to operate a weaker flight programme than hoped for in the coming months because of a series of coronavirus pressures.The no-frills airline said it had to focus on "profitable flying" as the wider industry bids to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown that has resulted in thousands of job losses to date. The company called on the government to implement targeted support for the sector through measures including Air Passenger Duty (APD) cuts and "more predictable" quarantine operation following customer chaos to beat implementation deadlines. In its statement to the City, easyJet said it was clear that passenger confidence had taken a hit.It also cited evolving pandemic-related restrictions across Europe. ...