It really is a rush-hour crush

Here at EG, many of us suffer the onslaught that is Holborn Tube station at rush hour on a daily basis. Famously overcrowded, the sight of people spilling out across the pavement and into the road as commuters make their way home is a common one. So we were delighted to be reminded by BBC […]

Mothercare to cut 200 jobs

Mothercare is to cut 200 jobs at its head office in Watford in a bid to meet a £19m cost-saving target as it battles a crisis on the UK high street. The struggling retailer said the company restructure, initially announced in May, would result in 150 net job losses and 50 new roles, and that staff would […]

Preston named UK’s most improved city

Preston has been named as the most rapidly improving urban area in the UK to live and work, according to PwC and think tank Demos’s Good Growth for Cities Index. The researchers used a range of measures including employment, workers’ pay, house prices, transport, the environment, work-life-balance and inequality to rank 42 UK cities and […]

Channel 4 chooses Leeds

Leeds has been chosen as the new regional base for Channel 4, beating Birmingham and Greater Manchester. About 200 staff will relocate to the city from the London headquarters by the end of next year. The move will also include the establishment of a new TV studio and Channel 4 News bureau, enabling the nightly news […]

New home registrations reach decade high

New home registrations in Britain have reached their highest level in more than a decade, boosted by a number of large developments in London, according to the National House Building Council. The NHBC said 43,578 new homes were registered between July and September, up 15% from the same period a year earlier. It is the highest […]