UK 2013: 4,000 queue in the hope of getting a job at a new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 13:06 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:39 GMT, 29 March 2013 Some wore smart suits, others were dressed down in jeans.
A portrait of desperate Britain: 4,000 job seekers queue for chance of employment at new shopping centre Queues formed two hours before the jobs fair opened its doorsJob seekers had to park a mile away because so many people were therePositions were sought at new 84million shopping centre with 56 shops . The Whiteley Shopping Centre, Hampshire, is set to open in May and will have 56 shops, creating more than 1,000 jobs. Carol Bramley, from West End, was the first in the queue at 8am on Wednesday as she looked to find a job for the first time since January.
A&E waiting times 'at their worst for 10 years': Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise The report was compiled by the health think-tank The King’s FundIt also included a poll of 48 NHS finance directors A third said quality of care had deteriorated over the past 12 months By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 14 February 2013 The number of patients made to wait four hours or longer in A&E has reached its highest level for a decade, a report claims. For the last three months of last year, the figure was 232,000 – an increase of 38 per cent over the previous quarter. Experts said the proportion of patients waiting more than four hours to be seen was the highest since 2003.
Christmas rush begins in earnest with 3.8bn expected to be spent on high street's big day Retailers are predicting a last-minute spending spree of 3.8billion tomorrow on the British high streetUnprecedented rush could see as much as 5billion spent over coming two days, according to British Retail Consortium The spree – combined with predicted heavy downpours – is expected to result in gridlock in town centres across the country | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 Retailers are predicting the biggest high street shopping day in British history tomorrow with a last-minute spending spree of 3.8billion. The British Retail Consortium believes as much as 5billion could be spent over the coming two days in an unprecedented rush
Heathrow appoints a 'Secret Santa' to take departing passengers' minds off potential Christmas mishapsAirport to dole out surprise gifts to passengers flying abroad for the festive periodAn expected 4.3 million travellers will pass through Heathrow this December | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 1 December 2012 You may be forgiven for thinking that the only present passengers flying off from Heathrow this Christmas REALLY want is the reassurance that they’ll take-off on time, without huge queues, lost baggage or the risk of their flight being grounded by uncleared snow on the runway. But instead, millions of passengers at Britain and Europe’s busiest airport run the risk of being accosted by a ‘Secret Santa’ dishing out presents to take their minds off potential mishaps
Our too-pushy post offices: Customers forced to queue for too long before being offered services they don’t want | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 28 November 2012 Long queues: The Post Office has been criticised over waiting times following a mystery shopping test around the country Customers are queuing for up to ten minutes to be served at post offices then pressed to buy services they do not want, a report says today. Campaign group Consumer Focus criticises the use of ‘active up-selling’ at Post Offices, which sell all types of financial products from travel money to mortgages, and warns of ‘a considerable number of consumers being charged for a more expensive product when cheaper alternatives would better meet their needs’.