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Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Wilko opens redundancy talks with nearly 4,000 staff

Business
High-street retailer Wilko has begun a redundancy consultation with nearly 4,000 staff members as it reorganises its business.Up to 1,000 senior supervisor roles and a "significant amount" of customer service posts will be created under the plans, the firm said.The chain, whose headquarters is in Worksop, saw pre-tax profits fall 80% to £5.1m, in the year up to 28 January.The GMB trade union is also being consulted over the changes.The firm, which sells homeware and household goods, has more than 400 stores across the UK.'Not positive results'Retail director Anthony Houghton said the changes would help it "stay relevant" to customers.He added like-for-like sales had increased "despite the challenging retail landscape", but said this was "not translating into positive results".Wilko's move
New York hospital: Ex-employee opens fire in Bronx

New York hospital: Ex-employee opens fire in Bronx

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA gunman has opened fire with an assault rifle inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, killing one doctor and injuring six other people, five of them seriously.The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, killed himself in the attack.The shooting began at about 14:55 local time (18:55 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting was not an act of terrorism, but rather workplace-related.He said the attack had been a "horrific situation in the middle of a place that people associate with care and comfort".Police Commissioner James O'Neill said the attack began on the 16th floor and all the victims were shot on the 16th and 17th floors.The gunman has not been officially named but police sources told...