Recall how Brexiteers said this was all going to be easy. The EU would be falling over itself to give Britain everything it wanted. They would prove to the nation that you can have your cake and eat it. There would...
Britain should threaten the “weak” Republic of Ireland with new border controls in order to get its way over Brexit, Ukip has said. Gerard Batten, the party Brexit spokesperson, said Ireland was “a tiny country that relies on UK for its existence”...
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries from the quake, which struck 125 km (78 miles) east of...
What an encouraging boost for amateur filmmakers, that the President of America is willing to promote small independent films, as he has this week. Even though he must be busy running a superpower, he found time to put on Twitter some...
RBS has announced plans to close 259 branches, cutting 680 jobs, in response to customers migrating towards online and mobile services. In total, 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest outlets will be shuttered by the middle of next year. It said that in...
A new forest spanning the equivalent of 650 football pitches has been given the green light, in what will be England's largest woodland-planting scheme in decades, officials said. More than 600,000 trees, a mixture of broadleaf and conifers consisting mainly of spruce,...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. There are no more made-up or imported days that promise discounts and savings. Yet despite a rocky economic outlook, or maybe because of it, we’re all set for a bumper Christmas. Research from...
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years. The draw ceremony will give Russia...
Bitcoin isn’t big enough to pose a risk to the global economy, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency hit a record high of above $10,000 (£7,493) for the first time. The virtual currency traded below $1,000...
Bitcoin is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the digital currency’s gravity-defying surge this year. Lesser-known companies trading on stock exchanges in Japan, Hong Kong and India have seen their share prices soar at...