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(Reuters) -UK's FTSE 100 edged up on Monday as gains in drugmaker AstraZeneca and consumer stocks relieved pressure from mining and oil heavyweights after data showed China's economy unexpectedly slowed last month. The blue-chip FTSE 100 added 0.2% to hold near 10-week highs, while the midcap FTSE 250 index inched up 0.1%. Investors are awaiting the UK employment report as well as consumer prices data later this week to gauge the state of the labour market and inflation.
Police allegedly threatened to confiscate his passport for three days
THUNDERSTORMS are due to bring an end to the latest heatwave in Essex this week, with forecasters warning for the potential of torrential downpours.
The lives of four swimmers were saved by a Pembrokeshire lifeboat yesterday evening, Sunday August 14.
Impact of ‘traumatic period’ still lingers with those now based in UK – and their families – 75 years on
The Indian-born British author sustained injuries to his eye, arm and liver in the attack on Friday.
Coldplay are bringing their worldwide tour to Glasgow this month where the iconic band will be playing not one, but two nights of performances.
No more than 100,000 travellers will be able to depart per day until October 29, the west London airport said.
Local two-time Bronze winning wrestler Georgina Nelthorpe shares how much competing in Commonwealth Games means to the Burnley sportswoman.
‘I was so excited about those shows. It was devastating,’ singer said
MORE than 20,000 migrants have been detected trying to cross the English Channel in small boats so far this year, new government figures show.
It’s ‘only fair’ to manage pupils’ expectations to avoid unpleasant ‘shocks’, watchdog says
AS I write this both our temporary Prime Minister and our temporary Chancellor are on holiday.
The Met Office has warned of torrential downpours and possible flooding over the next few days
Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago raid: What happened during the FBI document search?
Gary Lineker has saluted the incredible feats of Cumbrian marathon man Gary McKee.
From TV commentators calling Camilla and Diana ‘friends’ to Robert Kilroy-Silk’s take on the royal, this programme’s archive footage shows society’s sordid relationship with her
Greggs in Cornmarket reopened this morning but Thames Water is still fixing a leak in the street outside.
A giant part of a £45m furnace is moved on the M53 which was closed between junction 5 at Hooton and junction 10 for Cheshire Oaks, to accommodate the abnormal load heading to Essar's Stanlow refinery. The structure is 26.5 metres long and five times higher than a double decker bus and will become part of the UK's first furnace capable of running on 100% hydrogen. The motorway was closed for three miles, as the load was moved very slowly and carefully towards the port with help from National Highways.
AN appeal has been launched after a cafe worker at one of the town's most popular beauty spots was allegedly attacked on a boiling hot day.