John Sainsbury, shopkeeper ‘to his core’, dies aged 94

John Sainsbury, the former chairman of the supermarket chain, has died at the age of 94. Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover was the president of Sainsbury’s and also sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative. The supermarket’s current chairman and...

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Hundreds more trains axed over staff shortages

Hundreds more daily train services are being cut in response to pandemic-related staff shortages. Avanti West Coast c2c, East Midlands Railway and South Western Railway are introducing emergency timetables from Monday to reduce short-notice cancellations. Several other operators have taken the same measure in recent...


England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land

Farmers in England will be given taxpayers’ cash to rewild their land, under plans for large-scale nature recovery projects announced by the government. These will lead to vast tracts of land being newly managed to conserve species, provide habitats for wildlife...

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