UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

For over five years, Aldi and Lidl have rubbed salt into the largely self-inflicted wounds of Britain’s “big four” supermarkets. But with incumbents now holding or increasing market share, some are wondering whether the threat from the German discounters has peaked. Aldi and Lidl arrived in the UK in the 1990s, but the big expansion […]

Murdered Maltese reporter faced threat of libel action in UK

Murdered Maltese reporter faced threat of libel action in UK

A British law firm has been accused by the family of the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia of harassment, intimidation and an attempt to “cripple” her financially by threatening to sue her in the UK. When Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October 2017, she was fighting 47 civil and criminal […]

Thunderstorms and torrential rain lash parts of UK

Thunderstorms and torrential rain lash parts of UK

Torrential rain fell across swaths of the UK causing flooding and travel disruption with extreme thunderstorms set to pose a potential “risk to life”. The Met Office issued an amber rain warning for London and the south-east, south-west, Wales and the West Midlands from 4pm on Thursday until 6am on Friday. Fire crews were called […]

UK consumer credit rebounds in April

UK consumer credit rebounds in April

LONDON–The amount Britons borrowed strongly rebounded in April, after a bout of weakness in March, in a signal that may strengthen the Bank of England’s case for raising its key interest rate in the months to come. Figures released Thursday showed the sharpest U.K. consumer-credit increase in almost 18 months, despite recent economic data releases […]

The Italy Panic Might Be Bad News for the UK

The Italy Panic Might Be Bad News for the UK

The crisis in Italy could be bad news for Britain. Italians’ flirtation with parties critical of the European Union is reminding the EU why it wants to show the U.K. what it will lose with Brexit. It doesn’t want Britain to enjoy the same benefits of membership once it’s gone in case it tempts others […]

UK weather forecast: Britain BLUDGEONED by POWERFUL thunderstorms for the rest of the week

UK weather forecast: Britain BLUDGEONED by POWERFUL thunderstorms for the rest of the week

Meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned thunderstorms will be present on Wednesday morning in southern parts of the nation while regions further north bask in sunshine. He said: “Thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday morning as well. “But elsewhere, for the north-west in particular, it will be a sunny start to the day with more sunshine to come […]

Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club, who has faced difficulties obtaining a new UK visa, will not be allowed to work in Britain if he travels here on his new Israeli passport, Downing Street has said. It emerged on Monday that the formerly Russian-based billionaire, a regular presence in Britain since he bought […]

Man charged with murder after woman found dead in bed

Man charged with murder after woman found dead in bed

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in bed after failing to turn up to her own birthday celebrations. Christina Abbotts was found bludgeoned to death in Crawley, West Sussex, on Friday night. Her family described her as sweet and loving in a tribute released on their behalf by […]

Mutiny festival deaths: mother of Georgia Jones, 18, describes her heartbreak

Mutiny festival deaths: mother of Georgia Jones, 18, describes her heartbreak

Two people died and another was in a critical condition on Sunday amid warnings that a “dangerous high strength” batch of drugs had been in circulation at a music festival in Hampshire. Georgia Jones, 18, was named by her mother on social media as one of those who died after taking drugs at the Mutiny […]

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