30/04/2015

Other News In Brief

Thousands Of Train Passengers Stranded After Power Cut

A power cut has lead to trains in and out of Victoria Station being suspended and thousands of passengers evacuated from stranded trains.

It is understood that there are electrical faults between Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction, with passengers on Southern trains badly affected and all Gatwick Express services cancelled.

According to reports some passengers were stuck on trains for five hours with no air conditioning.

Council Considers Charging Surf Schools To 'Use The Sea'

Cornwall Council is believed to be considering charging surf schools for "using the sea", according to a report by the BBC.

It is understood the council is to consider the move as a way to raise money to keep beaches clean.

It is claimed that watersports firms may need to buy a licence in order to use the sea, at a cost of up to £2,000 a year.

The proposals have been described as "no more than an additional income tax", by Harlyn surf school.

Job Losses Expected With Closure Of Chemical Factory

More than 60 jobs are to be lost with the closure of Albany Molecular Research Inc (AMRI) in Flintshire.

AMRI have announced that following a consultation process, the Holywell site will end operations by the end of 2015.

William S Marth, AMR's president, said: "This was a difficult decision as it impacts team members who have made valuable contributions to AMRI.

"We will work diligently to ensure the closing of the Holywell facility goes as smoothly as possible for our customers and employees."

AMRI has previously said the site had failed to act as a channel between Europe and the United States and now it did not fit in with the "new strategic direction" of the company.

(MH/CD)

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