Regulated rail fares to increase by up to 3.2% next year

Media captionRail cost rises should be reduced, says transport secretary Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares increase by a maximum of 3.2% in January 2019. The rise, determined by the RPI inflation measure, could add more than £100 to annual season tickets. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for future rail […]

Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975

Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June – the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. They also show a rise in productivity, but a slowdown in wage growth. Wages, excluding bonuses, grew by 2.7% in […]

Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

Image copyright Palestinian embassy in Tunis/Facebook Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise for being present when a wreath was laid in memory of some of those accused of the 1972 Munich terror attack. The Labour leader has been criticised over the 2014 event […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jeremy Hunt held talks with Finnish counterpart Timo Soini. Jeremy Hunt has told the EU it faces a “strategic choice” about whether to strike a mutually beneficial deal with the UK. The foreign secretary is in Helsinki to discuss the UK’s Brexit plan at the start of a three-day tour […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. One woman is being treated in hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries, Scotland Yard said. Two others were also injured. The man in his late […]

Armed police at Westminster crash site

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. A number of pedestrians have been injured, the Met Police said. Armed police at Westminster crash site}

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US jury found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkiller was dangerous and failed to warn consumer An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by “promoting” a controversial weedkiller has defended her action. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey tweeted: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” on […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The government Green Paper is part of a […]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘wreath laying’ attacked by Israeli PM

Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticism Israel’s PM has criticised Jeremy Corbyn over his presence at a ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack. Benjamin Netanyahu said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” for laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the atrocity. The Labour […]

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