Defence chiefs were more concerned about getting the cheapest deal for new Navy supply ships than boosting British industry, a secret document confirms. Thousands of jobs depend on the £1.5billion contract for three Fleet Solid Support ships going to a UK yard, according to unions, MPs and campaigners. But the Ministry of Defence triggered fury by launching a worldwide competition to build the vessels. The tendering process has since been shelved because none of the bidders could meet the budget. A 17-page business case forced out of the MoD by the GMB union, using freedom of information rules, has uncovered the MoD’s priorities when it came to offering firms the chance to bid for the bumper deal. “The contract will be awarded to the compliant bidder with the lowest Whole Life Cost,” it stresses. It points to the existence of a special unit dedicated to seeking cheap shipbuilding deals with companies based abroad. “The Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) … [Read more...] about Tories DID chase cheaper deal for Navy supply ships rather than protect UK jobs
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Wanted: a new boss for British movies. Amanda Nevill announced in April that she was to step down as chief executive of the British Film Institute, but there’s still no anointed successor. Running the BFI these days is a real challenge, especially because, since 2011, it has also been in charge of allocating lottery movie funds - now a pot of £50m a year. This is in addition to overseeing the national film and TV archives, cinemas on the South Bank, the London film festival and a vast education programme. Names on the wish list include Nevill’s deputy Ben Roberts; Daniel Battsek, who runs Film4; Amanda Berry, head of Bafta; and Michael Jackson, the former controller of BBC One and Two, former chief executive at Channel 4, and, for the past 17 years, a TV and movie exec in the US. Could the one-time wunderkind return to the UK? Cinema-going itself is in rude health in the UK – surprising and yet encouraging, given that there are so many rival streaming options. … [Read more...] about Should a former wunderkind be persuaded to take British film’s top job?
Denver city officials will ask the state’s highest court to decide whether two police officers fired more than 10 years ago for beating a man in LoDo should get their jobs back — the first time in at least 12 years the city has taken an employee discipline case to the Colorado Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case or affirms a Colorado Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year, the city will have to offer the officers their jobs back and pay them tens of thousands of dollars in back pay. The decision to ask the Court to hear the case is the latest installment in the decade-long legal battle between the city and former Denver police officers Randy Murr and Devin Sparks. The Colorado Court of Appeals in April ruled that city administrators did not have the authority to rescind earlier, less-severe punishment and fire the officers. City officials have until June 20 to file their petition to the state Supreme Court, said Karla Pierce, assistant … [Read more...] about Denver officials to ask Colorado Supreme Court whether police officers fired for LoDo beating should get jobs back
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An alarming rise in drug-related deaths at music festivals can be countered by testing illicit substances onsite, according to the first academic study of its kind, which has triggered calls for similar services to be rolled out at all major events. Testers found that one in five substances sold at the Secret Garden Party, a four-day festival in Cambridgeshire in July 2016, were not as described by dealers. Samples contained ketamine instead of cocaine, while a drug sold as MDMA turned out to be n-ethylpentylone, a long-lasting cathinone that can cause anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and psychosis. Others contained pharmaceuticals and cutting agents such as anti-malaria medication, as well as less harmful ingredients such as brown sugar and plaster of paris. Chemists from the non-profit social enterprise The Loop analysed 247 drug samples brought in anonymously by festivalgoers. Two-thirds of people who discovered they had had substances missold to them subsequently handed over further … [Read more...] about Testing drugs at festivals is ‘a lifesaver’, study finds