Workplace reforms ‘will protect gig economy workers’

Image copyright Getty Images Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or “gig economy” workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility […]

Mexico launches $7.4bn Tren Maya railway project

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A traditional Mayan ceremony was held to launch the four-year project Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has launched the Maya Train – an ambitious project to build a railway through five south-eastern states. At an indigenous ceremony near the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, he said this would […]

Lord Sugar hires his Apprentice for 2018

Image copyright PA Swimwear designer Sian Gabbidon has been chosen as the winner of The Apprentice 2018 by Lord Sugar. The 26-year-old, from Leeds, beat nut milk entrepreneur Camilla Ainsworth, 22, to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar in her swimwear firm. She said she was “absolutely over the Moon” and that the possibilities […]

Brazil ‘faith healer’ John of God surrenders to police

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Brazilian “spiritual healer” Joao Teixeira de Faria, pictured with supporters, has turned himself in to police A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has handed himself in to police, local media report. Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as “John of God”, was declared a […]

PewDiePie printer hackers strike again

Image caption This text and image form part of a longer document sent to the printers Hackers have taken control of printers around the world. It is the latest in a series of such attacks, but this time they say they have the power to destroy the machines. The stunt was first carried out last […]