By William Schomberg and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond appears to be on track to meet his target for improving the country's weak public finances this year, potentially giving him a bit of room to ease the squeeze on spending in a budget plan next month
Peers kick off second day of Article 50 Bill debate Lords warned against 'improper' amending of Bill Labour peer Lord Liddle attacks Jeremy Corbyn Who are the peers with EU pensions? How might the Lords disrupt the Bill Europe wants Britain to pay billions up until 2023
Theresa May is having a meeting with the French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, as the charismatic independent candidate comes to London to speak to expat voters. Downing Street confirmed the unusual meeting was taking place following a request from Mr Macron, now seen as a favourite to win the
The Met Office is warning of significant disruption from gale-force winds and heavy rain in much of Britain as the balmy start to the week is due to be blown away by Storm Doris. Thursday has been nicknamed Doris Day, when the fourth named storm of the season is expected to damage buildings, interrupt
The victim ran from Danemead Road towards Reading Road but the suspect caught up with her by grabbing her hands, police said. Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) are investigating the incident, which happened on Thursday, November 20.
Spanish police used gunfire in an attempt to stop the driver of a stolen truck laden with household gas canisters who was heading in the wrong direction near the city centre on Barcelona’s main ring road. Police shot at the lorry’s windscreen after a high-speed chase during which some of the gas containers
Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane said on Tuesday that a sharp increase in market expectations for an interest rate hike could tighten credit conditions and harm the economy. Haldane said he was comfortable with the central bank's neutral policy stance, pointing out that trying to read
By David Milliken and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney faced a challenge from MPs on Tuesday over the way the Bank changed one of its fundamental assumptions about Britain's economy, which helps it justify keeping interest rates at a record low. The central
British MPs lined up on Monday to pour scorn on a “racist and sexist” Donald Trump, who they said should not be allowed to come to Britain for a state visit because of the risk it would embarrass the Queen. The US president was compared to a “petulant child” and had his intelligence questioned by MPs
Norway would like to be included in any arrangements between Britain and the European Union during the Brexit negotiation process, a government minister has said. The Nordic country is not a member of the EU but pays for access to the European common market via the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement
Who will defend business rates? This year’s revaluation threatens to raise rates for London overall while cutting them everywhere else. It would be a revenue neutral change, but loss aversion means the businesses that will lose out are protesting much more loudly than the ones that stand to gain.
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will be meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday during his visit to London, a coup for the young frontrunner who has been seeking to boost his credibility on the world stage.
By Nigel Hunt BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Britain's farm policy is set for a major shake-up when the country leaves the European Union because the current system is poor value for money, has too much red tape and provides few incentives to use the latest technologies, farming and environment
Paul Nuttall said he had been wrong to allow a press release to say he had lost close friends at Hillsborough. The Ukip leader, Paul Nuttall, has said he spent three hours on Monday giving an official witness statement to the police investigation into the Hillsborough disaster. Nuttall said he accepted
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs further rest in Britain following medical tests but there is no need to worry about his health, his spokesman said on Tuesday, as his absence enters the second month while the oil producer is in recession. Buhari, 74, left for
Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit the country's shores as Storm Doris arrives from the Atlantic, the Met Office has said. The storm will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of north Wales, the Midlands, and east and north-west England when it arrives on Thursday. "We have got a fairly
A heterosexual British couple who object to what they call the patriarchal nature of marriage narrowly lost a court bid on Tuesday to be able to enter into a civil partnership after judges upheld a ruling that such unions were only eligible to those of the same sex. Civil partnerships were introduced
A pensioner is fighting for life after a stabbing in a park in east London. The man was rushed to hospital after suffering life threatening injuries, police said. Pictures posted on social media show an entrance to the park cordoned off as police officers carry out an investigation.
Labour’s candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election has been forced to apologise to his own wife, grandmother and daughter for a number of offensive tweets targeted at women.
A series of Conservatives have jumped to the defence of Donald Trump during a debate in Parliament over his proposed state visit. Labour Party MP Paula Sheriff said he “should not be afforded a visit to our Queen” because of his notorius “grab ’em by the pussy” remarks, while colleague Naz Shah talked
Grandparents have long been regarded as the ultimate reliable and cheap childcare solution for busy working parents. While the vast majority of those interviewed for the research said they enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren in principle, the new data indicates that the reality for most can
Passers-by raced to the aid of a young man who was found lying face down in the street after he was stabbed in Shepherd’s Bush.
The plan is part of a European Union demand that Britain settles a €60bn “Brexit bill” before being granted a deal that will govern future trade relations. The suggestion that Britain should pay in installments up until 2023 was made at a meeting earlier this month between Michel Barnier, the European
Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, former Conservative leader Lord Hague warned as Theresa May went in person to the House of Lords to watch peers debate the law which will trigger the start of negotiations about Britain's exit from
By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Secretary of State for Scotland will tell the Scottish parliament on Wednesday that Scotland is leaving the EU whether or not it becomes independent. The comments by David Mundell are bound to raise hackles with the pro-independence devolved Scottish