The huge deposit growth ballooned the balance sheet, while the bank also raised equity in the quarter. Both events dampened some key profitability metrics.
June 21 will no longer herald a full return to normality after Boris Johnson resigned himself to a delay of up to four weeks in lifting the remaining Covid restrictions. The Prime Minister will tell the country on Monday that the latest data on the spread of the Indian or delta virus variant means it is too risky to go ahead as planned. A four-week delay would mean pushing the date back to July 19. It had been hoped that weddings at least would be given a special dispensation after 50,000 couple
Britain's Queen Elizabeth met U.S. President Joe Biden under the canopy of the world's largest indoor rainforest on Friday as she hosted a reception for leaders of the Group of Seven richest nations, who are holding a three-day summit. The 95-year-old monarch was joined by the other senior members of the British royal family, with son and heir Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and grandson Prince William and his wife Kate also present. It was their first major public event together since the funeral in April of Prince Philip, the queen's husband of more than seven decades.
Sue Barker, Roy Hodgson and Kevin Sinfield are among the leading names from the world of sport to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Barker, best known as the lead presenter of the BBC's Wimbledon tennis coverage, joins former England manager Hodgson in being awarded a CBE. Sinfield, who was already an MBE, has now been awarded an OBE in recognition of his successful career on and off the pitch in rugby league but also in raising over £2million for research into motor neurone disease, a condition which has affected his friend and former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow.
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A body found inside a bag on the seabed off Tenerife has been confirmed as that of a missing six-year-old girl taken by her father weeks ago. Investigators searching the water off the Port of Guimar found the bag tied to an anchor some 3,200ft (1,000m) below the surface, Spain's Civil Guard said on Friday. Coroners later identified the body as Olivia Gimeno - whose father Tomas took her and her one-year-old sister Anna without permission on 27 April.
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He gained the nickname 'the Butcher of Kabul' by raining down rockets on the Afghan capital in the early 1990s. But Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a notorious warlord who has twice served as prime minister, is now warning that the 'irresponsible' American withdrawal is leaving behind a government unable to fight off the Taliban. In an interview with the Telegraph at his office near the Afghan parliament, he said: “The Americans are withdrawing with an urgency, and I might add irresponsibly, and they are l
‘Tutors change daily’: headteachers call for schools to control England Covid catchup money Criticism that government’s tutoring programme is patchy and overlooks pandemic’s impact on resilience and social skillsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Tamzin Einon, an Oxfordshire tutor, running a catchup group with children at Thameside primary school in Abingdon. The headteacher is happy with the provider, Quest for Learning, an established local charity. Photograph: David
My husband’s death inspired It’s a Sin scene, says Russell T DaviesIn new Guardian podcast, TV dramatist tells Grace Dent about writing Colin’s final hours Russell T Davies: ‘You have to dig it up and be raw.’ Photograph: Fabio De Paola/The Observer
It's now coming up to five years since the referendum in the United Kingdom that eventually took the country out of the European Union. The negotiations were arduous and resulted in an eleventh-hour agreement on the future relationship on Christmas Eve of 2020. Since then, the deal has come into force, with big changes for some – like commercial fishing fleets on both sides of the English Channel and Brits with second homes in the EU, to name just two examples.
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