UK: Honda halts production at Swindon plant over supply chain issues
10 December 2020 | 1:00 pm
Brexit, Christmas and the coronavirus pandemic have led to congestion problems at some of the UK's biggest ports. In turn, a lack of parts have arrived at a factory in southern England, leading to a temporary closure.
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20,000 paramedics, ambulance drivers and support staff have gone on strike in England and Wales as a standoff over pay deepens. Unions are calling for better wages to deal with double-digit inflation. PM Rishi Sunak, meanwhile, is defending his government's plans to enforce minimum service levels in certain sectors, even during union-led walkouts.
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