Abba greatest hits album Gold is UK’s top-selling CD

Abba greatest hits album Gold is UK’s top-selling CD

Abba’s greatest hits album, Gold, is the UK’s biggest selling CD, according to the Official Charts Company.   It has sold four million copies since 1992, while Adele’s 21 is at number two with 3.5m….


Young workers: Cuts hit Spain’s young hardest

  Thousands of young people have taken to the streets of Madrid in recent days.   In a country with record levels of unemployment, and a government programme of deep austerity, Tom Burridge looks at…




EU flying rules changes raise crash risk, say pilots

Proposed changes to flying rules for airline pilots in Europe will increase the risk of plane crashes, says the British pilots’ union Balpa.   The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published plans to “harmonise”…


Greece predicts deeper 2012 recession

Greece is predicting its economy will shrink by much more than previously estimated this year.   Its economy will contract by 6.5% this year, worse than a previous estimate of 4.8% in March suggested to…


Hungary plans slot machines gambling ban

Hungary’s government has announced a ban on slot machines in pubs and cafes in an effort to clamp down on gambling.   New laws put forward by the prime minister’s office bans slot machines outside…



Eurozone unemployment at fresh high

    Unemployment in the eurozone hit a fresh high of 18.2 million in August, the EU statistics agency has said.   The number out of work rose by 34,000, but after the July data…