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Renee Zellweger on Judy, Hollywood and being her own worst critic

Renee Zellweger on Judy, Hollywood and being her own worst critic

Entertainment
By Claire Gregory, arts and entertainment reporter Renee Zellweger has told Sky News she is her own worst critic, saying she feels a responsibility not to let others down when making her films.The Hollywood star is best known for playing Bridget Jones, but has also won an Oscar, a BAFTA and several Golden Globe awards for her roles in films such as Cold Mountain, Nurse Betty and Chicago. Image: The film focuses on a period of time towards the end of Garland's life Now, after a few years out of the spotlight, she has transformed herself once again for her latest role as Judy Garland, which is already being tipped for awards in 2020.But after a career spanning more than 25 years, Ze...
It’s confirmed: For private sector salaries, this was the worst year in a decade

It’s confirmed: For private sector salaries, this was the worst year in a decade

Finance
If your salary hike this year was nowhere close to what you were hoping for, don't let it leave you feeling left out: You are hardly the only one to be left high and dry. Data from CMIE has just confirmed that appraisals were low everywhere in this season of discontent as Indian employers across the board firmly drew a line on their salary outgo. With sales numbers falling all around, private sector salary growth in the country in 2018-19 was the worst in 10 years (since 2009-10), a Hindustan Times analysis of CMIE's Prowess Database found. This, along with relevant data from critical sectors, serves to provide a clear peek into the state of the Indian economy and the hands that run it: the worker. Double whammy or triple? Combined with rising unemployment, the fall in salary growth makes ...
Manufacturing in worst decline for six years as economy fears deepen

Manufacturing in worst decline for six years as economy fears deepen

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Britain's manufacturing sector suffered its worst month since 2013 in June as it endured a hangover from Brexit stockpiling earlier in the year, according to new figures.The downturn - also blamed on reduced exports amid a global slowdown - prompted factory employers to cut jobs for the third month in a row and added to fears over the wider economy. It comes after the Bank of England recently cut its UK growth forecast for the second quarter to zero, as no-deal Brexit fears and the US-China trade war weigh on demand.Other forecasters think UK GDP is likely to have shrunk in the April-June period.The latest reading of 48.0 from the closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) ...
Climate change: England flood planners ‘must prepare for worst’

Climate change: England flood planners ‘must prepare for worst’

Science
England’s flood planners must prepare for the worst on climate change, the Environment Agency has warned.Its chairwoman, Emma Howard Boyd, said on current trends, global temperature could rise between 2C and 4C by 2100 and £1bn a year would need to be spent on flood management.She said some communities may even need to move because of the risk of floods.The government said it would be seeking evidence for its own flood policy in the autumn.Ms Howard Boyd, launching the consultation on the agency’s flood strategy, said government policy should ensure that all publicly-funded infrastructure is resilient to flooding and coastal change by 2050. “We can’t win a war against water by building away climate change with infinitely high fl