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NEW measures to reduce traffic in Oxford city centre could lead to the creation of 60 new jobs.

The Oxford Bus Company wants to recruit full-time drivers to meet the demands of the Oxford Transport Strategy.

The strategy will see Cornmarket Street pedestrianised, the High Street closed to through traffic and more bus lanes created in the city centre.

ABOUT 340 brewery jobs are threatened after Marston, Thompson & Evershed turned the tables on a hostile bid from Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries.

W&D launched a takeover bid for Marston in November but MT&E struck back with a pounds 330 million counterbid to buy the rival. If the Marston offer goes ahead, 60 jobs will be lost from W&D's Hartlepool brewery and 160 from Wolverhampton.

DERBY hospitals are to make formal job offers to ten Malaysian nurses who have been interviewed by video-link. The successful applicants are being offered pounds 12,800 a year on two-year contracts. They start in February.

A POPULAR Cheltenham nightspot has closed with the loss of five part- time jobs. Club Mondo and the Rock Bar has been sold to an unnamed company.

THE Government has predicted the end of poverty pay for millions of workers in 1999 with the introduction of the national minimum wage. From April, the minimum wage will be pounds 3.60 per hour for workers over 21. The benefit will be felt by 9.1 per cent (155,000) of the workforce in the East Midlands and by 6.9 per cent (161,000) of workers in East Anglia.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 1999
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