Local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum
The BBC has obtained a more localised breakdown of votes from nearly half of the local authorities which counted EU referendum ballots last June.
This information provides much greater depth and detail in explaining the pattern of how the UK voted. Click here to view the key findings.
Donald Trump says ‘any negative polls are fake news’
A CNN survey found he has the worst early approval rating of any US President in history.
Donald Trump has hit out at recent polls suggesting he has one of the worst early approval ratings in US history, saying that “any negative polls are fake news”.
A CNN/ORC International poll released on Friday found Mr Trump had the lowest approval rating of any new President, at 44 per cent.
Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”
Read the full article here.
Great Britain wins Davis Cup clash by default – after Canadian teenage star puts the UMPIRE in hospital by smashing the ball into his face in flash of temper
Kyle Edmund was already well in control of the deciding rubber when his opponent, the reigning Wimbledon junior champion, hit French umpire Arnaud Gabas flush in the left eye when he angrily smashed the ball away from mid court. Click here for the full report.
In construction news this week…
Search starts for HS2 Euston development partner. The hunt is set to start this Spring for a developer to deliver the wholesale regeneration of land around Euston railway station as part of the plan for a HS2 terminus at the site.
Skanska holds margin above 2% as profit slips. Tougher market conditions saw Skanska UK’s operating profit slip 8% to £35m despite a 17% jump in revenue last year to £1.68bn.
Deal spurs major PRS and student flats scheme at Old Oak Common. Developer Essential Living is pressing ahead with plans to build the first major build to rent scheme in the Old Oak Common regeneration zone in West London.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
- IPAF 3a & 3b (scissor lift and cherry picker) – 10th Feb 2017
- SMSTS – 13th Feb-13th Mar 2017 (day release)
- SSSTS Refresher – 15th Feb 2017
- Manual Handling / Working at Height / Abrasive Wheels – 17th Feb 2017 (attend one or all three courses)!
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.