Monday, July 23, 2018

Politics

UK must boost productivity and focus on international competitiveness to weather Brexit, says IMF

IMF said that a transition period would avoid a cliff edge and reduce uncertainty facing firms and households. The UK must focus on enhancing its economy’s productivity and international competitiveness in order to weather the shock...

Fury as Tesco takes payments months after people shopped

Tesco has apologised for taking money from people's accounts months after they visited its Express stores. The issue has left many customers upset as they have been charged for a number of shopping trips at...

London warned it’s not ready for robot taxis and drone deliveries

Europe’s largest city is a hotbed of ideas to make getting around the metropolis that little bit easier - but it isn’t ready for them on the streets. London’s regulators are unprepared for the introduction...

US and UK pledge millions for largest-ever fund to fight modern day slavery

New public-private partnership aims to raise $1.5bn (£1.1bn) Leading businessmen, philanthropists and politicians have announced a new global fund for ending modern slavery. The public-private partnership plans to develop a new $1.5bn (£1.1bn) fund “to coordinate a...

British children more worried about Trump than global warming and nuclear war, study suggests

Children are experiencing "widespread anxiety" over the threat of terrorism and Donald Trump's presidency, a new survey from the Mental Health Foundation has found. In a bid to try and find out the impact world...

UK government borrowing narrows after EU credit

UK government borrowing nearly halved in December from a year earlier, helped by a rebate from the European Union. Public sector borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, fell to a lower-than-expected £2.6bn last month, a £2.5bn fall...

Margaret Thatcher thought pandas did not make ‘happy omens’ for politicians, documents reveal

Margaret Thatcher thought pandas did not make “happy omens” for travelling politicians, newly-released government files reveal. While “panda diplomacy” may have been a favourite ploy of Chinese leaders, the former Prime Minister was not a...

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October,...

Health warning over salt content in vegetarian sausages

Popular vegetarian sausages are so salty that one portion contains more than half a pizza, research has warned. Meat-free sausages including some made by Linda McCartney and Quorn contain significantly more salt than the level...

How “bomb cyclones” can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like. Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no...