Thursday, 19 July 2018

Pound drops below $1.30 after a surprise fall in retail sales in June


The pound has fallen under $1.30 after a surprise fall in retail sales in June, confounding expectations of an increase.

Warning as 'high harm' violence rises in England and Wales by 12%

Murders have risen by 12% and crimes involving knives or sharp instruments by 16% in England and Wales, new figures show.

A retired GP hired hitman on dark web to kill financial adviser after losing £300k, court hears

A retired GP ordered the contract killing of his financial adviser after losing £300,000 from his pension, a court has heard.

Belgium shuts entire airspace after technical glitch

Travellers in Europe are experiencing more flight disruption after airspace above Belgium was shut down due to a technical glitch.

Senior aide to French President Emmanuel Macron suspended after beating protester

A senior aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been suspended after he was filmed hitting and stamping on a protester.

Burberry burns bags, clothes and perfume worth £28.6m millions

Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Irish airline Ryanair cancels 600 flights over cabin crew strike

Irish airline Ryanair has cancelled up to 600 flights over two days next week due to a strike by cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.

Google hit with €4.34bn fine by EU for abusing control of Android OS

Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android.

12 Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last week have spoken publicly of their ordeal for the first time, describing the "moment of miracle" when divers found them.

Sir Cliff Richard won his privacy case against BBC at High Court

Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Investment bank Goldman Sachs names DJ-ing banker David Solomon as boss

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has confirmed that its next chief executive will be David Solomon, currently its chief operating officer.

EU signs its biggest ever trade deal after striking agreement with Japan

The European Union's largest ever trade deal has been signed with Japan.

Horror for Netflix as it misses subscriber targets

Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trading in New York after the company's latest results signalled it was facing stronger competition for customers.

UK holidaymakers hit with £1bn of card fees

UK holidaymakers are being collectively charged £1bn a year by their banks for paying by credit or debit card while they are abroad.

Ryanair confirmed 24 flights between Ireland and UK cancelled over strike action

Ryanair has confirmed that 24 flights between Ireland and the UK will be cancelled on Friday 20 July due to strike action by pilots.

Premier League club Arsenal caught up in fraud probe at carmaker sponsor

Premier League club Arsenal is helping a Chinese investigation, after it was potentially caught up in a fraud around its sponsorship deal with carmaker BYD.

Egypt's parliament to regulate popular social media users

Egypt's parliament has passed a controversial law that will allow the state to regulate social media users.

Spanish football giant FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Revenues at La Liga winner Barcelona hit a record €914m (£809m) in the 2017-18 season, the club has said.

Amazon workers in a number of European countries strike as Prime promotion continues

Amazon workers in a number of European countries are taking industrial action to coincide with the internet retail giant's Prime promotion event.

Former UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife

A former UKIP councillor has been found guilty of murdering his wife, after he had an affair with their son's partner.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Brexiteers' Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Theresa May has been accused of "caving in" to Conservative Brexiteers after agreeing to their changes to a key piece of legislation.

Vertical take-off technology could bring 'flying taxis' to the skies by 2020

A prototype system for vertical take-off and landing could pave the way for "flying taxis" by 2020.

Debenhams shares fell up to 7% on credit insurer woes

Shares in Debenhams fell up to 7% on Monday as the retailer battled suggestions it was facing a crisis of confidence among credit insurers.

Four 'spaceports' to be built across UK


Satellites could be launched from the UK in as little as three years, heralding the start of what the government called the "Great British Space Age".

Croatia get hero's welcome in Zagreb despite losing World Cup final

Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Croatia's capital Zagreb to stage a hero's welcome for their national football team.