Thursday newspaper round-up: Turkeys, pay rises, Daily Mail

by | Nov 18, 2021

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Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of East Anglian turkey producer Bernard Matthews, said the first workers would arrive in the next few days as it prepared for the busy festive season. Boparan said: “With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, it is very good news to be able to report that here we are in mid-November, and we’re well on the way to plugging the job gaps for the massive volume increases we get during this time of year. – Guardian

Faster train journeys will be delivered up to 10 years sooner than planned, the government has insisted amid anger over an expected decision to axe key schemes. The Department for Transport (DfT) said its Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will feature £96bn of investment in the Midlands and the North. The plan, which will be published on Thursday, is expected to confirm that the eastern leg of HS2 will be scrapped between the east Midlands and Leeds, savings tens of billions of pounds. – Guardian

Workers need a pay rise of more than 7pc next year just to stand still as surging inflation and looming tax rises erode their spending power, the Institute of Fiscal Studies has warned. Prices jumped 4.2pc in the 12 months to October, according to official statistics. This is more than double the Bank of England’s 2pc target, as energy prices soar and global supply shortages bite. – Telegraph

The editor of the Daily Mail, Geordie Greig, has been ousted after three years in a move that paves the way for a merger with its Sunday sister title and a greater focus on digital journalism. Mr Greig is to be replaced by Ted Verity, currently editor of the Mail on Sunday, who will take a new job as editor of Mail Newspapers that puts him in control of both titles. – Telegraph

More than half of younger investors get stock-trading tips from social media sites such as TikTok and Reddit, research has revealed. Fifty-six per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds use the platforms for inspiration before buying and selling shares, according to a survey of 2,000 people by Opinium for Hargreaves Lansdown, the investment platform. – The Times

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