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Cardiff’s staggered work hours plan to cut city centre congestion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An estimated 100,000 people commuted into Cardiff city centre before coronavirus The working day could be staggered for people working at major employers in Cardiff city centre if “radical steps” to cut congestion get the go ahead. The council is discussing plans with companies for some staff to start earlier or finish later to… Read more →

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Coronavirus: 75 jobs under threat at Titanic Belfast visitor centre

Image caption Titanic Belfast opened in 2012, coinciding with the centenary of the Belfast-built ship’s maiden voyage The BBC understands that 75 jobs are under threat at the Titanic Belfast visitor centre. The company has started a consultation over the potential redundancies. It is understood a further 11 positions are under threat at TBL International, an events company linked to… Read more →

Coronavirus: Post-lockdown Cardiff city centre plans unveiled

Image copyright Cardiff council Image caption There will be a one-way pedestrian system, Cardiff councill says Plans have been unveiled to “reopen” Cardiff safely to the public when lockdown measures are lifted. They include a one-way pedestrian system, information points, designated queuing areas for shops and spill-out areas for bars and restaurants. Cardiff council said it had developed the plans… Read more →

Investment boost for national manufacturing centre

Image caption It is hoped that the centre will make Scotland a world leader in advanced manufacturing The Scottish government has announced an additional £20m of funding for Scotland’s first national manufacturing centre of excellence. The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) aims to make Scotland a world leader in advanced manufacturing. It will include a skills academy and industry-led research… Read more →

Former Michelin Dundee boss to lead manufacturing centre

Image caption Planning permission was granted recently for the new national manufacturing institute A former boss of the Michelin tyre plant in Dundee has been chosen to lead the development of a Scottish manufacturing centre of expertise. John Reid will become chief executive of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in August. Mr Reid was general manager of Michelin Dundee… Read more →

Coronavirus: Shopping centre giant Intu warns of debt default risk

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Intu’s shopping malls, including Manchester’s Trafford Centre, remain ‘semi-closed’ Shopping centre operator Intu has warned that it risks defaulting on its debts unless its lenders give the firm significant breathing space. The coronavirus pandemic has hit rental income and Intu said there was no certainty how quickly the market would recover once the lockdown is… Read more →