UK inflation at highest since April 2012 – BBC News

UK inflation at highest since April 2012 – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3%, a level it last reached in April 2012, and up from 2.9% in August. The pick-up in inflation raises […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power – BBC News

Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Trees felled in the storm have blocked roads and train lines Schools are closed and hundreds of thousands of people remain without electricity in Ireland after Ophelia battered the British Isles. All schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remain closed for a second day as the […]

Keep close to EU or face long-term decline, OECD warns UK – The Guardian

Britain must secure “the closest possible economic relationship” with the European Union after Brexit to prevent the economy suffering a long-term decline, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) has said. The thinktank to the world’s richest nations, which has predicted the UK’s growth rate will fall to just 1% next year, said a […]

Bank of England’s Mark Carney says inflation hasn’t peaked yet after hitting 3% today – business live – The Guardian

Prices in Britain are now rising at the fastest rate since early 2012, meaning real wages are falling. It’s another blow to those on benefits, but pensions should rise next year Latest: Mark Carney says inflation hasn’t peaked yet Carney: EU banks aren’t ready for hard Brexit Earlier: Breaking: inflation has hit 3.0%, a five-year […]

At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red – NPR

At Least 3 Killed As Historic Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Turns UK Skies Red – NPR

A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzance, southwestern England, as the remnants of Ophelia begin to hit parts of the U.K. and Ireland. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption toggle caption Ben Birchall/AP A woman stands as waves crash against the sea wall at Penzance, southwestern England, as the remnants of Ophelia […]

UK Fears Collapse of Brexit Talk Within Weeks – Bloomberg

Follow @Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter. Brexit negotiations are heading for a catastrophic breakdown unless the European Union signals this week that it will allow talks to move on to trade, according to a person familiar with the U.K. government’s position. Without a clear sign […]

Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland – BBC News

Hurricane Ophelia: Three people die as storm hits Ireland – BBC News

Media captionStrong winds are expected to reach other parts of the UK Three people, including a woman in her 50s and a man in his 30s, have died as the remnants of Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, the woman died when a tree fell on her car. […]

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