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Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies after lung cancer battle

Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies after lung cancer battle

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Easy Rider actor and writer Peter Fonda has died aged 79 after respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family have said.The son of actor Henry Fonda and the brother of actress Jane Fonda died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning. Image: Peter Fonda in the 1969 road movie classic Easy Rider In a statement his family said: "While we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life."In honour of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom."Fonda was born in New York in 1940 to Hollywood star Henry and his socialite wife Frances Ford Seymour. Advertisement He carved his own path ...
Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Deliveroo wins latest court battle over rider rights

Business
Riders hired by food courier Deliveroo are not entitled to collective bargaining, the High Court has ruled.The ruling confirmed a previous judgement by labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain was attempting to overturn the verdict, reached in November last year, that the riders are self-employed, However, the court rejected claims that this categorisation breached their human rights.Decisions by the CAC can be challenged in the High Court on a point of law, but the application for a judicial review was rejected.Mr Justice Supperstone said Deliveroo riders were not "in an employment relationship" with the firm, so the right to collective bargaining did not apply. M...