The Conservatives' poll lead over Labour has collapsed with Jeremy Corbyn’s party now just five points behind in the latest survey. The Tories were 24 points ahead of Labour when Theresa May called the General Election. A YouGov poll for The Times, conducted in the wake of the MaRead more »
Britain's economy faces a potential skills shortage as new official figures show a surge in EU migrants leaving the country in the year of the Brexit vote. Business groups warned that a sharp fall in net migration last year, driven by a dramatic increase in EU nationals fleeing the UK, meant employers risk "losing key members of staff in positions that cannot easily be replaced". The Office for National Statistics estimated long-term net migration to be 248,000 in 2016, down a "statistically significant" 84,000 from 2015.
Net migration to the UK fell by 84,000 people to 248,000 in 2016, driven by an increase in European citizens leaving the country, the Office for National Statistics said. In total, immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000. "The net migration change was driven by a statistically significant increase in emigration up 40,000 from 2015, mainly EU citizens and a decrease of 43,000 in immigration (not statistically significant)," the ONS said.
Courtney Boyle, 18, and Philip Tron, 32, from Gateshead, have been confirmed as dead by family after the Manchester terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert. Tributes to the pair have been released through Greater Manchester Police.
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born. The son of Libyan parents, who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come back to Britain from Libya just days before the massacre. Here's everything we know about the 22-year-old Manchester Arena attacker.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Commission on Thursday to do more to curb an influx of low-paid east Europeans working on temporary assignment in France, warning that it was sapping support for the EU. After meeting EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels for the first time since defeating anti-EU nationalist Marine Le Pen to win the presidency on May 7, Macron told reporters that he was determined to reform France to revive its economy but that the EU should also protect welfare standards. "Alongside this France that reforms, that transforms, that overhauls we need a Europe that protects," Macron said.
Jeremy Corbyn is making a controversial return to election campaigning after the Manchester bomb attack with a speech blaming UK foreign policy for terrorism at home. The Labour leader claims the so-called "war on terror" is not working and is promising a government led by him would change foreign policy so it fights rather than fuels terrorism.
It has been a harrowing last few days for Ariana Grande, and with the well wishes comes the online hate. People are throwing accusations Ariana's way over the events, some claiming she deserved the tragedy, to others saying she is using it for her own personal gain.
Londoners are a generous bunch. The Government raised £15,576 from every Londoner but we got back a share of the pot worth £12,686, so we’ve been subsidising the UK to the tune of £26.6 billion, according to experimental figures from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, our capital is one of three regions running a fiscal surplus with the rest of the country — London’s is by far the biggest — while the North-West is running a £21.8 billion deficit.
The widow of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has written a letter to her late husband days after he killed himself in a Detroit hotel room. Ahead of his funeral in Los Angeles on Friday, Vicky Cornell said she was "sorry" that she "did not see what happened to you that night". Although the medical examiner ruled the singer's cause of death to be suicide by hanging, Mrs Cornell last week suggested anti-anxiety drugs may have played a part .
Kell Brook defends his IBF world welterweight title against Errol Spence Jr this weekend. Spence Jr blew Leonard Bundu away to become mandatory challenger for Brook's belt and the British-fighter will need to be at his best to retain his crown for the fourth time.
Samsung's Galaxy A8 (2016) is likely to get the Android 7.0 Nougat soon. The mid-range phone was unveiled in September 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board. SamMobile reports that testing of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy A8 (2016) has begun and a unit running the new version of the OS has been spotted on GFXBench.
Kieran Trippier has earned his first England call-up as manager Gareth Southgate announced his squad for next month’s games against Scotland and France.
When are the bank holidays in May 2017? The bank holiday at the beginning of May, known as the early May bank holiday, was kindly introduced by the then employment secretary Michael Foot in 1978, just before he went on to lead the Labour Party. At the time many opposed the move saying a May Day holiday was essentially a communist idea because most countries behind the Iron Curtain used May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day.
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy slowed more sharply than first thought in early 2017 as consumers felt the hit from the rise in inflation that followed the Brexit vote and exporters struggled to benefit from the weak pound. Thursday's downbeat official data - which contrasts with signs of acceleration in many other economies - comes two weeks before Britons vote in a national election. Although employment remains at a record high, the economy has lost a lot of its momentum of last year as the impact of the decision to leave the European Union has started to be felt.
OPEC and Russia are expected to extend oil production cuts for nine months, but it may not be enough to sop up a glut of crude on global markets and raise prices
A dark blue estate car pulled up beside Marian's vehicle and a young man exited it before jumping into her driver's seat while she was at the pump. Having won the battle of wills, Marian got down from the bonnet – the car still moving forwards – and clambered back into her driver's seat to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Your full collection of spoiler pictures revealing what's ahead in the village in the week commencing Monday, May 29. Dates refer to the Channel 4 screenings. From Digital Spy
The UK’s biggest quoted water company, United Utilities, today said it will invest an extra £100 million to cope with climate change and a growing population. United said it has been able to build the investment war chest after stepping up its cash generation. The increase in spending will take the total investment in the water company’s infrastructure to £3.6 billion from 2015 to 2020.
In claiming responsibility for the attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has sunk to a new low. If ISIS was indeed involved, they have now deliberately targeted young children, tweens and teens and their parents in a horrific attack that has killed 22 and wounded 59.
The sensual pleasure of ripping into barbecued meat is in that caramelised, charred outer: the combination of smoke and sweetness brings an intense umami flavour. Founder Andy Jones explains: ‘We pour rum into metal gastro containers and then put that into a larger perforated container with wood chips and tea. As if a negroni wasn’t already the perfect drink, Przemyslaw Marcin Chatys, head mixologist at Sky Garden, adds a healthy dose of Laphroaig: the intense, peat-heavy whisky.
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped. To achieve what we achieved today is just something that countries aspire to, let alone companies," company founder Peter Beck told New Zealand television.
A family have been compensated by hotel chain Premier Inn following the death of a woman who was scalded in a shower. Kalyani Uthaman, 59, from India had been on holiday in Scotland in August 2012 when she was severely scalded at an Edinburgh Premier Inn. The hotel chain is owned by Whitbread Plc.
The US Senate has voted to name Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series Law & Order. Sen. Lamar Alexander announced the Senate vote Wednesday on a resolution already passed by the House, leaving the final decision to President Donald Trump. A Tennessee-trained lawyer and prosecutor, Thompson was a hard-driving Senate counsel during the Watergate hearings, where he was credit with coming up with the phrase "What did President Nixon know, and when did he know it?" He later found continuing fame as a popular actor and stood as a Republican presidential hopeful in 2008.
Scientists have discovered a link between drinking coffee regularly and a reduced risk of developing one of the most common types of liver cancer. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Southampton, U.K., analyzed data from 26 studies—amounting to over 2 million participants.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday he would support an extension of a global oil output cut deal as it should help Russia to replenish reserves. "The extension of the agreement is aimed at supporting and stabilising oil prices at current levels, which should positively impact balances of payments of oil-producing countries," Siluanov said. His ministry is planning to use favourable crude prices to build up reserves in order to withstand possible oil market volatility in the future, Siluanov said. ...