European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK – BBC News

European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK – BBC News

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK is to tell the EU it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to police their relationship after Brexit. The government wants a “deep and special partnership” with the EU – while staying clear of the ECJ’s jurisdiction, […]

Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights – The Guardian

Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%. A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City […]

UK public finances notch up first July surplus since 2002 – The Guardian

The government ran the first July budget surplus in more than a decade last month, as Britain’s public finances recorded an unexpected leap back into the black with help from an increase in self-assessed tax payments. Public sector net borrowing last month, excluding the nationalised banks, was in surplus by £184m, the first surplus in […]

UK not yet planning to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan – The Guardian

The UK will rethink how its military resources are deployed in Afghanistan but Michael Fallon is not yet mulling an increase in troop numbers like Donald Trump, a senior defence source has said. The UK government source said it was premature to talk about raising the level of military personnel in Afghanistan and no direct […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard knocks Dunkirk off the top of the UK box office – but only just – The Guardian

The winner: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Knocking Dunkirk off the top spot of the official comScore UK box office chart, The Hitman’s Bodyguard opens with £1.98m from 467 cinemas, including preview takings of £367,000. While 2017 has been light on action comedy hits for adult audiences, the Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L Jackson team-up, rated 15 for language […]

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer – BBC News

Lidl tops Waitrose to become UK’s seventh biggest grocer – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures. The German discount food retailer has increased its market share to 5.2%, up by 0.7% year-on-year, Kantar Worldpanel reports. Families are driving its sales as they tend to buy more items in one […]

UK weather forecast: Cloudy and humid in the south with highs of 22C –

London A mostly dry and fine day with increasing sunny spells. Warm. A light south-easterly breeze. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F). Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire A bright day with increasing spells of sunshine, especially in the afternoon but with the risk of a few showers. Warm. Moderate easterly winds. Max temp 21-24C (70-75F). South West A few isolated showers […]

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