If there is a key takeaway from this year’s local elections, it’s that it has been a punishing night for the Tories, with more than 1,000 council seat losses. In his first electoral test as prime minister, Rishi Sunak saw the Conservatives lose control of 50 councils – a result party chairman Greg Hands said
Labour would fall short of an overall majority in parliament, a vote share projection shows following local elections in England. Based on analysis of change in vote share across 1,500 wards Labour is the most popular party with 36%, with the Conservative share 29%, Lib Dems with 18% and others standing at 17%. See full
Photo by Bloomberg OpenAI hasn’t trained its AI large-language models such as GPT with paying customer data “for a while,” CEO Sam Altman told CNBC on Friday. “Customers clearly want us not to train on their data, so we’ve changed our plans: We will not do that,” Altman told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin. OpenAI’s terms
As many of my regular readers will know, nearly two years ago I set out on a saga to buy an electric mini-truck from China. Now that it’s been with me for over 18 months, I’ve had the chance to put in a number of awesome upgrades to turn the truck into a true workhorse.
In this article TSLA AMZN Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Richard Branson on board Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity in July 2021. The billionaire believes the environmental costs of space travel are set to “come down even further.” Virgin Galactic | via Reuters British billionaire Richard Branson believes space travel can be beneficial for the
In this article AAPL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Apple brought in record revenue in India in the first quarter of the year, CEO Tim Cook said, as he touted the potential of what could become a key market for the tech giant in terms of iPhone sales and manufacturing. During Apple’s earnings call
For the world’s most powerful, there can be no fixture quite as rare, glittering and sought after as a British coronation. There has not been one for seven decades and leaders and their retinues are flying in to take part. For Britain, it is a chance to show off its best assets and exude and
Adidas has reported a drop in sales but better than expected profits in the wake of its high-profile split from shamed rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. The sportwear company said the loss of his Yeezy trainers brand was “hurting” the business but it pointed to some of the pain being eliminated by a recovery
The service for the King’s coronation is centred around the theme of ‘called to serve’ and his solemn vow to God, the people of the nations and the realms. For almost a thousand years, Westminster Abbey, with the shrine of St Edward, King and Confessor, at its heart, has remained the place of coronation for
The crisis-hit CBI has drafted in a business ethics consultancy to aid a review of its culture four weeks before a meeting of its membership that will determine its future. Sky News can reveal that Rain Newton-Smith, the new CBI director-general, has signed off the appointment of Principia following an exodus of corporate backers two
A Nigerian senator, his wife and a medical “middleman” have been jailed for conspiring to traffic a market trader to the UK to harvest his kidney. Politician Ike Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and 25-year-old daughter Sonia stood trial accused of a conspiracy to bring the man to Britain from Lagos for his organ.
A man has been shot dead and several people left injured during celebrations for Napoli’s first league title win in 33 years. The 26-year-old man was taken to hospital in Naples in a serious condition where he later died, Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica reported. Friends and relatives of the victim allegedly vandalised the emergency
The main lobby group for US banks has appealed for regulators’ help to close the door on the crisis of confidence ripping through shares in a growing number of the country’s lenders. The American Bankers Association (ABA) used a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to accuse so-called short sellers of bringing otherwise
The parent company of British Airways has raised its forecast for annual operating profits due to stronger bookings, saying it expects capacity to be at 97% of the 2019 pre-pandemic year. International Airlines Group (IAG), which also counts Iberia and Aer Lingus among its stable of brands, said its focus on restoring earnings on key
In 1997, as he celebrated Labour’s landslide, Tony Blair famously declared: “A new dawn has broken, has it not?” In 2023, as they head towards a set of dismal local election results, the Tories will fear this is the darkest hour before another new Labour dawn next year. From Plymouth to Stoke-on-Trent, from the South
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a strict new auto pollution rule in April that will all but ensure that EVs make up as much as 60% of new cars sold in the US in just seven years – here’s how that could impact EV sales. Electrek spoke with Ronen Slonim, lead data analyst at