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Zolgensma: Marley gets 'miracle drug' for rare disorder

BBC Humberside - 1 hour 38 min ago
Marley, who is 16 months old, received the drug at a Sheffield hospital this week, his parents say.
Categories: Humberside

Ex-Goldman Sachs Dogecoin millionaire joins UK healthcare company

A Goldman Sachs manager who quit after making millions from the meme-based, crypto currency Dogecoin has reemerged as the Executive Chairman of a UK healthcare company.

Aziz McMahon will join SpectrumX as Executive Chairman, focussing on investor relations, corporate governance, and the formulation of the company’s new ESG policy. McMahon was formerly the head of emerging market sales at the US investment bank, but he resigned after profiting from Dogecoin’s meteoric rise this year.

Aziz McMahon, an early stage investor in the company, said, “having supported SpectrumX since the outset, I am excited to agree to an executive chairman role.”

“I look forward to ensuring the company continues its path of success as it becomes a public company, adhering to strict ESG standards, including carbon neutrality, transparent investor relations and the highest standards in corporate governance,” he continued.

SpectrumX is a UK-based healthcare and pharmaceuticals firm focused on bringing a new respiratory therapy, known as SPC-069, to market. It also intends to roll out of the most powerful hand sanitiser in the world to the NHS and other healthcare clients. 

Damien Hancox, CEO & Co-Founder of SpectrumX commented on McMahon’s appointment.

He said, “as an early-stage cornerstone investor, Aziz has been a key team member and advisor since our inception. We are delighted he has agreed to this appointment, where he will focus his abilities and wealth of experience on the development of our group as we enter this exciting new phase ahead of our listing.”

It is unclear how much money McMahon made from Dogecoin, the world’s ninth largest crypto currency by market cap, before leaving Goldmans after working there for more than 14 years.

However, the coin peaked at a price of $0.74 in May, shortly before McMahon resigned, having surged by 25,054 per cent in one year. Dogecoin has made gains of 4,091 per cent this year to date.

Read more: Watford FC to feature Doge on football shirts

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Categories: City of London

Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Jesse Lingard staying with club

BBC Manchester - 1 hour 48 min ago
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says they are determined to keep Jesse Lingard when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Categories: Manchester

Reece James: Chelsea defender's medals stolen in burglary while he played in Champions League

BBC London News Feed - 1 hour 50 min ago
England defender Reece James says his house was broken into while he was playing for Chelsea against Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's call for more home fans 'uncalled for', says supporters group

BBC Manchester - 2 hours 8 min ago
A leading Manchester City supporters group says that manager Pep Guardiola's call for more fans to attend their Premier League game with Southampton is "disappointing and uncalled for".
Categories: Manchester

Emma Raducanu reunited with her parents in Bromley

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 9 min ago
Emma Raducanu is photographed with father Ian after becoming Britain's youngest Grand Slam champion.

Wolverhampton tram crash: Girl's 'life-threatening' injuries

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 2 hours 26 min ago
The teen is hurt while travelling in a car that collided with the public transport in Wolverhampton.
Categories: Birmingham

St Neots woman with incurable cancer plans to row across the Atlantic

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - 2 hours 29 min ago
Kat Cordiner will be joined by two other women in an attempt to row the 3,000 mile crossing.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

St Neots woman with incurable cancer plans to row across the Atlantic

BBC London News Feed - 2 hours 29 min ago
Kat Cordiner will be joined by two other women in an attempt to row the 3,000 mile crossing.

Geronimo owner accuses government of 'wall of silence'

BBC Gloucestershire - 3 hours 9 min ago
Helen Macdonald says she has not been given any details relating to Geronimo's final hours.
Categories: Gloucestershire

Geronimo owner accuses government of 'wall of silence'

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - 3 hours 9 min ago
Helen Macdonald says she has not been given any details relating to Geronimo's final hours.
Categories: Bristol

Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs

BBC London News Feed - 3 hours 20 min ago
There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims.

Hawker Sea Fury crash: Pilot and passenger broke vertebrae

BBC Camberidgeshire Feed - 3 hours 24 min ago
Their helmets prevented more serious injury when the aircraft made a forced landing, a report finds.
Categories: Cambridgeshire

'We're already in play-off territory' - Leeds & Hull KR set for potential winner takes all match

BBC Humberside - 3 hours 28 min ago
Team news as Leeds Rhinos host Hull KR in Friday's Super League fixture at Emerald Headingley (19:45 BST).
Categories: Humberside

Ealing child death: Mother charged with murder of daughter

BBC London News Feed - 3 hours 32 min ago
Five-year-old Aijah Thomas was found with fatal injuries at a house in Ealing, west London.

Sir Elton John: UK and European tour postponed to 2023 after hip injury

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 3 hours 48 min ago
The rock star says it "breaks my heart" to postpone, but he is still recovering from a hip injury.
Categories: Birmingham

Sir Elton John: UK and European tour postponed to 2023 after hip injury

BBC London News Feed - 3 hours 48 min ago
The rock star says it "breaks my heart" to postpone, but he is still recovering from a hip injury.

City hiring spree: Financial services sector's recruitment plans to break records this autumn

Employers in London have ambitious plans to increase their headcount as they enter the fourth quarter, according to new research shared with City A.M. this morning.

Even though London’ outlook was the lowest of all regions in the fourth quarter of last year, at minus 13 per cent, businesses in the capital now have one of the highest recruitment looks in the country, at more than 40 per cent. a 53 percentage-point increase year-on-year. 

London’s outlook correlates with the finance and business services sector as the industry’s intention to hire is also breaking records, with an outlook of +46 per cent, according to recruitment giant Manpower.

In fact, as the UK adapts to life post-lockdown, employers in all 12 regions of the UK expect to add to payrolls during the next three months.

Source: Manpower

“Strong hiring intentions in the capital bodes well for the economy as a whole, so it’s great to see such strong numbers in London,” commented Jason Greaves, Director of Manpower.

He told City A.M. today that “employers across the capital are anticipating a shift which will see many more people return to the office, with coffee shops, restaurants and retailers all expecting a surge in footfall which goes hand in hand with increased demand for staff.” 

As London powers ahead of other regions, the national outlook is at an all-time high of +32 per cent, a 39-point increase compared to the fourth quarter of last year as the UK adapts to life post-lockdown.

This coming quarter, a record half of all employers (50 per cent) in the UK intend to increase headcounts.

Manpower’s survey is based on responses from 2,033 UK employers. The research asks employers in the UK if they intend to hire additional workers, maintain current headcount or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter, October to December.

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Categories: City of London

Sean Dyche extends nine-year spell at Burnley with four-year deal

BBC Lancashire - 4 hours 4 min ago
Sean Dyche commits his future to Burnley with a new four-year contract, keeping him at the club until summer 2025.
Categories: Lancashire