Fast Europe Open: Germany GDP, UK unemployment

Fast Europe Open: Germany GDP, UK unemployment

Tesla founder Elon Musk declared on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had expressed repeated interest in funding a deal to take the electric car company private.  In a 1,108-word blog post, the entrepreneur sought to justify his announcement on Twitter last week that he had “funding secured” for such a deal.  The latest […]

UK's FTSE 100 falls as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

UK's FTSE 100 falls as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

The U.K.’s main stock index closed in negative territory Monday, joining a global downdraft that has been attributed to worries about Turkey’s precarious financial condition. Travel-related shares with exposure to Ankara were among the worst performers. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 […]

UK House Prices Are on the Longest Losing Streak Since Crisis

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Some places in UK had almost one month's rainfall in hours as weather turned yesterday

Some places in UK had almost one month's rainfall in hours as weather turned yesterday

Almost one month’s rainfall battered parts of the UK yesterday as more thunderstorms swept across the country and temperatures plummeted. More than 40mm (1.57 in) of rain lashed parts of south and east England after moving in from the continent. And the fresher weather is set to continue, with temperatures struggling to exceed 20C by […]

UK police find family of man who lay dead in tent for up to a year

UK police find family of man who lay dead in tent for up to a year

A homeless man lay dead in a tent for up to a year before being found, police have said. His body was discovered in August last year near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. A driving licence, birth certificate and newspaper dated August 2016 were also found in the tent near the A370. On Friday, officers said they […]

Slavery in the UK: Inside the first modern prosecution

Slavery in the UK: Inside the first modern prosecution

Slavery still exists in the UK, and it can be found in nail bars, factories, car washes and the cleaning industry. That’s according to prosecutor Eran Cutliffe, the person responsible for the UK’s first modern slavery prosecution. In January this year, three people from Bath were sentenced under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. Two were […]

The EU and UK need to calm down about Brexit

The EU and UK need to calm down about Brexit

In times of uncertainty, history can provide comfort, for it simply moves on. UK alarmists who refer to the Brexit negotiations as the “darkest hour” or say “Britain stands alone” are using the wrong analogy. There have been more difficult chapters in our common history. Let me start simply: there is no need to panic, […]