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Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak

Business
Getty ImagesChancellors like to claim their Budgets include something for everyone, and Rishi Sunak's tax and spend statement on Wednesday certainly cast the net wide. There were short-term policies to tackle the impact of Covid-19 and long-term plans for righting the nation's finances.But some people still feel there were gaps, areas where he could have done more: for those struggling to make ends meet, for example, and on action to fast-track the switch to a low carbon economy. Here are four areas where critics and commentators were surprised by what was left out of the chancellor's economic recovery Budget.The BBC has put their points to the Treasury for a response.Pale greenGetty ImagesRishi Sunak wasn't silent on the environment in the Budget.He handed the Bank of England a duty to su...
Six killed and one missing after illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses

Six killed and one missing after illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses

World
Six people have been killed after an illegal gold mine in Indonesia's Sulawesi island collapsed on nearly two dozen people working inside.One other worker is missing following the incident, officials said on Thursday. An estimated 22 people became trapped in the rubble when the mine in Central Sulawesi province's Parigi Moutong district collapsed late on Wednesday due to unstable soil, according to Andrias Hendrik Johannes, who heads the local search and rescue agency.The bodies of four women and two men were recovered during a gruelling search effort through the night.Rescuers were also able to pull 15 survivors from the debris. ...
Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

World
Norwegian officials are insisting that there's “still hope” of finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village near the capitalByThe Associated PressJanuary 4, 2021, 10:11 AM• 2 min readCOPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still missing.Police spokesman Roger Pettersen said search efforts in the landslide-hit village of Ask, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of Oslo, are still considered “a rescue operation.” But only bodies have been found in the last few days.The region's below-freezing tempe...

4 dead, 3 missing after river surge hits Mexico canyon group

World
Four people have been found dead and three others are missing after a sudden burst of water due to rain swept away most of a 21-member group on a canyoning expedition in southern MexicoByThe Associated PressDecember 21, 2020, 9:44 PM• 1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Rain unleased a surge of water that swept away most of a 21-member group on a canyoning expedition in southern Mexico, killing at least four people and leaving three missing, authorities said Monday.The civil defense office of Veracruz state said five more people were injured in the Rio Oro canyon, near the Gulf of Mexico.The accident occurred Sunday, and the office said searches continued Monday with police, volunteer rescue groups and firefighters participating.The office did not release the names or nationalities of the victims, bu...
Liverpool could be without NINE players, Leicester missing ENTIRE back five – the makeshift XIs we could see at Anfield due to injury crisis

Liverpool could be without NINE players, Leicester missing ENTIRE back five – the makeshift XIs we could see at Anfield due to injury crisis

Sports
We could see some rather unusual starting line-ups from Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers today. Indeed, Liverpool and Leicester may barely be able to fill their benches at Anfield due to an absurd amount of absentees. AFP or licensors Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday The champions host the league-leaders in what should be a fascinating match, but it’ll be largely makeshift line-ups for both sides – particularly in defence. Both sides could be without almost all of their first-choice back-fours – and for the Reds, the problems don’t stop there. It was an international break from hell for Jurgen Klopp, who almost predicted it by hitting out at the fixture schedule before the players went away. So assuming they don...