UK economy grows 0.4% as warm weather and World Cup pushes up retail sales

UK economy grows 0.4% as warm weather and World Cup pushes up retail sales

BRITAIN’S economy has seen a boost this quarter, as glorious weather and the World Cup drove a 0.4 per cent boost. The Beast from the East saw the economy slow at the beginning of the year, but in the last three months it has seen an upturn. Alamy Live News Holidaymakers make the most of […]

UK weather forecast: Met Office map shows 'SEVERE' thunderstorms to clip THIS part of UK

UK weather forecast: Met Office map shows 'SEVERE' thunderstorms to clip THIS part of UK

A vicious weather system packing strong winds, severe thunderstorms and large hail stones is currently barreling across Europe. The Met Office weather map warns parts of the UK could be hit by the severe weather which will impact France and the low countries heavily before moving towards Scandinavia. The strong weather system is likely to […]

Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

UK rents are expected to climb by 15% over the next five years, as the supply of rental accommodation dwindles while demand from tenants continues to go up, according to a survey. Rents are expected to increase by nearly 2% across the UK over the next 12 months, according to the latest survey from the […]

Police accused of giving tacit approval to 'cannabis clubs' across the UK

Police accused of giving tacit approval to 'cannabis clubs' across the UK

Police have been accused of giving tacit support to ‘cannabis clubs’ where paying members can meet and take the drug without fear of prosecution. At least two Police and Crime Commissioners have visited or endorsed the clubs, of which there are 160 across the UK. Despite the fact possession of cannabis remains illegal and can result […]

Met police hunt 'stolen car' driver who nearly crashed into cyclists

Met police hunt 'stolen car' driver who nearly crashed into cyclists

Police are hunting for a man who was filmed appearing to drive a car along a pavement towards cyclists, telling them the vehicle was stolen, then reversing it at speed away from officers down a side road. Scotland Yard said they had received a complaint that the driver nearly hit cyclists repeatedly in south London. […]

Heat set to melt frosty UK growth

Heat set to melt frosty UK growth

It comes after growth slumped to 0.2 per cent amid frosty weather in the first three months of the year. Andrew Goodwin, the lead UK economist at Oxford Economics, said: “The month-on-month outturns for GDP in April and May were strong, at 0.2 per cent and 0.3 per cent respectively, largely because of a rebound […]

Man in his 20s stabbed to death in south-west London

Man in his 20s stabbed to death in south-west London

A man in his 20s has been stabbed to death in London at the end of another violent week in the capital. A murder investigation has been launched after officers were called to Cambridge Gardens in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, at 2.16am on Sunday, the Metropolitan police said. Police and paramedics attempted to resuscitate […]

Now that the UK is stockpiling food, maybe it's time to admit Brexit is a mistake?

Now that the UK is stockpiling food, maybe it's time to admit Brexit is a mistake?

Prospect magazine’s Jonathan Lis has a piece titled “36 things that will happen if Britain crashes out of Europe with no deal” that I, an American who has been casually but not obsessively following Brexit, found extremely helpful. Let’s back up a second: In 2016, the British people narrowly voted to exit the European Union. […]