China’s dominance of critical minerals may be as dangerous for Europe as Russia’s energy weapon

Prices of lithium carbonate have risen almost tenfold this year. Cobalt is up by 150pc, and nickel futures have almost doubled. The IEA calculates that the “cathode materials” in battery packs for electric cars have jumped from 5pc to 20pc of the total cost in less than a decade. Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg issued …

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A refugee in Wales says he was ‘humiliated’ when he tried to use the free rail travel scheme

A refugee said he was humiliated by a train worker who told him that the Welsh Government’s free rail travel for refugees scheme “wasn’t for him” and refused him entry to a train. The guard insisted on inspecting all his documentation of him in public before refusing him entry. Raman, 32, came to Wales in …

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Glencore to plead guilty to bribery charges and pay $ 1.5bn penalty

Glencore will plead guilty to multiple counts of bribery and pay penalties of about $ 1.5bn following US and UK investigations that uncovered corruption at one of the world’s largest commodity traders. The UK Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday charged the group’s subsidiary Glencore Energy UK with seven cases of profit-driven bribery and corruption in …

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The three Stoke-on-Trent pubs included in the Good Pub Guide 2022

Stoke-on-Trent boasts some excellent pubs offering a brilliant range of ales for the discerning drinker. Many offer tasty food – and some entertainment like open-mic nights and quizzes. But three have been singled out for praise in The Good Pub Guide 2022. The guide includes a list of the watering holes judges consider the best …

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Personal Finance And Budgeting Software Market Size And Forecast

New Jersey, United States – Personal Finance & Budgeting Software Market Report 2022-2029, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The Personal Finance & Budgeting Software market study sheds light on the important growth dynamics expected to prevail across the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics of …

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The UK looks to innovation hubs to help ‘level up’ left behind areas

At the turn of the century, some disused coalfields in northern England were an ugly symbol of the UK’s industrial past. But today, where slagheaps once stood at Orgreave in South Yorkshire sits a thriving collaboration between university academics and leading companies on high tech manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, founded in 2001 by …

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Personal Finance App Market Size And Forecast

New Jersey, United States – Personal Finance App Market Report 2022-2029, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The Personal Finance App market study sheds light on the important growth dynamics expected to prevail across the assessment period 2022-2029. The study offers statistics of key segments across prominent …

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