People were caught on camera sleeping during Therese Coffey’s speech.Source: Sky News
(Reuters) -UK's main stock indexes ended higher for a second straight session on Monday, boosted by commodity-linked shares and Telecom Plus, with investors digesting the British government's reversal of tax cuts in its new fiscal policy. The blue-chip FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 mid-cap indexes rose 0.2% and 0.7%, respectively, marking a positive start to the fourth quarter. The British government reversed plans to cut the highest rate of income tax after their "mini-budget" sparked turmoil in financial markets last week and prompted rating agency S&P Global to cut its outlook for the nation on Friday to "negative", sending the mid-cap index into its steepest weekly decline since March.
An official note will be handed to Germany's foreign minister in Warsaw on Tuesday.
The chancellor's authority is under scrutiny after he made a huge U-turn over his plan to scrap the highest rate of tax.
Ah, its nice to be heading into the autumn again, if only because we can move on from roses, whites and gins and uncork the Cabernets again. Hip hip hooray for Cabernet Sauvignon, the King of all the grape varieties and in my humble opinion the most flexible of of all the varieties for blending and food pairing. Yeah, you might have guessed, I love it!
Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he doesn't mind being called ‘Tory scum’ after protesters hackled him outside the Conservative conference. Source: Reuters Live
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The Countess of Wessex has become the first member of the Royal family to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Buckingham Palace has said.
A MOTORCYCLIST has been left with a serious leg injury following a crash with a car on the seafront.
Enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention ‘widespread’, says UN as thousands of alleged war crimes documented
The UKHSA said the increase was “particularly driven” by asymptomatic diagnoses
‘Distracted’ children take too long to complete tasks, mental health campaigner Natasha Devon said
A free terminal transfer service is available from Terminals 4 and 5, Heathrow said
Police say it is a ‘significant development’ into investigation into death of newborn
Instead of ‘trimming the fat’ from the public sector, this government seems intent on sinking the welfare state entirely, says Rosie Collington of the UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
Labour’s Ben Bradshaw says church is ‘actively pursuing a campaign of discrimination’ against lesbian and gay people
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<p>Three in four Americans are stuck in their ways and always go on vacation to the same kinds of places, according to new research.<br></p><p>A survey of 2,000 adults looked at their willingness to step outside of their vacation comfort zone and found that northeasterners are the least likely to stray from their favorite kinds of vacation destinations.</p><p>Still, those who have revisited a vacation destination (68%) shared that they prefer to incorporate new experiences and sights at these comfortable destinations (55%).</p><p>Some are willing to change up their whole vacation pattern, with 78% saying that they’re likely to take a chance on visiting an entirely new destination.</p><p>And nearly three in four agree that those who aren’t willing to try somewhere new are missing out (73%) since vacations are a chance to do things outside of your comfort zone (74%).</p><p>Conducted by OnePoll for the West Virginia Department of Tourism for World Tourism Day, the survey found that of the 62% of people who have visited somewhere they didn’t think they would enjoy, a whopping 89% ended up being pleasantly surprised.</p><p>Similarly, two in three have chosen a vacation destination based on a recommendation from family or friends and have almost always ended up enjoying it (92%). This may be why 79% agree that it’s important not to judge a vacation spot before you’ve been there yourself.</p><p>Respondents recalled some of the most unique spots they’ve visited on vacation like “a cute small town with big mountains surrounding it,” “the National Harbor” or “Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.”</p><p>When it comes to the most “underrated” states they’d like to visit, West Virginia (37%), Rhode Island (31%) and Massachusetts (31%) came out on top.</p><p>“There are so many gems to see out there, especially in the underrated states," said West Virginia Tourism secretary Chelsea Ruby. "When travelers take a chance on visiting these areas and exploring sites like underrated national parks, charming mountain towns and cascading waterfalls, they may easily find what they've been searching for."</p><p>According to the survey, the best vacation activities include spending some time relaxing (46%) or trying new food (42%).</p><p>Northeastern respondents are the most likely to enjoy adventurous activities on vacation (36%), while midwesterners have a preference for making the most of their hotel/resort (41%).</p><p>Other respondents view vacations as an educational experience, with 37% saying they enjoy learning about the history/culture of a destination and another 32% agreeing they look forward to exploring lesser-known parts of the area.</p><p>And to make sure they get the most out of their time, people are as likely to wake up early and go to bed late on vacation (78%).</p><p>Millennials (61%) lead the respondents who usually create a detailed itinerary (54%), but most confessed that creating an itinerary limits what you can do with your time.<br></p>
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BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Liz Truss triggered a new row in her party on Tuesday by suggesting she could limit increases in benefit payments to less than soaring inflation as she seeks ways to fund her tax-cutting growth plan. Britain's new leader has endured a tumultuous time since she came to power on Sept. 6, first leading national mourning for Queen Elizabeth before releasing an economic package that sent international investors bolting for the exits. Lawmakers from the governing Conservatives - even some cabinet ministers - bickered over the direction of the party as it held its annual conference, with opinion polls pointing to electoral collapse rather than a honeymoon period for Truss.