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Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

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The pound has slipped back from its highs of earlier on Wednesday even though Prime Minister Theresa May won the vote of confidence in her leadership.It is at $ 1.2603 against the Dollar having hit a high of $ 1.2672 earlier.Of the the 317 Conservative MPs, 200 backed the prime minister, but 117 voted against her.XTB Online Trading said the "far from comprehensive victory" had caused "some selling in the markets". Chief market analyst 's David Cheetham said the pound had erased some of its earlier gains and headed back lower."Given that more than a third of her own party voted against her it seems increasingly implausible that she will get the requisite backing in Parliament to push through her deal and the result leaves the overall level of uncertainty a...
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...
Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon D’Or to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominance

Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon D’Or to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominance

Sports
best in the world The Croatian caps off a wonderful year by claiming the prestigious award Luka Modric has won the 2018 Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Paris. The Real Madrid and Croatia star becomes the first player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to claim the award since 2007. Modric was rewarded for an outstanding year The prize completes and fine 12 months for Modric, who won the Champions League with his club at the end of last season and was named Best FIFA Footballer of the Year in September after helping his country reach the World Cup final in Russia, where he was awarded the Golden Ball. Modric, who is the first Croatian to win the Ballon d’Or, beat off competition from former Real Madrid team-mate Ronaldo, who...
Gambaccini wins payout over unfounded abuse claims

Gambaccini wins payout over unfounded abuse claims

Entertainment
Paul Gambaccini has won a payout from prosecutors over an unfounded case regarding historical sex allegations. The BBC radio DJ was arrested in October 2013 over claims he sexually assaulted two teenage boys.Gambaccini spent a year on bail before the case against him was dropped in what he labelled a "completely fictitious" affair.He started legal action against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last year and has now reached an out-of-court settlement, but confidentiality clauses in the agreement mean the amount paid cannot be disclosed.Gambaccini was arrested under Operation Yewtree, set up in the wake of the revelations about paedophile Jimmy Savile.He described the episode as a celebrity "witch hunt" and told of how his husband "saved his life" after he was accused of ...
Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

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Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth F1 World Championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time.The 33-year-old becomes only the third man in history to win five world titles. He matches the haul of the Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio and is two behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.Hamilton needed only to finish seventh at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix to become champion, even if Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had won - but the German could manage only second place behind the dominant Max Verstappen, despite a valiant and strong race. It was a difficult race for the Mercedes driver, who battled tyre problems throughout, but his finishing position ...