• Corbyn: Labour in position to fight and win next general election

    Corbyn: Labour in position to fight and win next general election

    • May 6, 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn claimed the local election results left Labour “well placed” to win the next general election despite the party’s failure to capture key targets from the Tories. A mixed set of results left both Labour and the Tories claiming success, with the Conservatives holding on to “crown jewel” authorities in London including Wandsworth. For

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  • Britons set to sizzle in record-breaking heat

    Britons set to sizzle in record-breaking heat

    • May 6, 2018

    Sun worshippers are set to sizzle in the spring heatwave, with Bank Holiday Monday forecast to be the hottest since records began. The mercury could hit 28C as people round off their three-day weekend – making it the hottest in 40 years. The May Bank Holiday was introduced in 1978 and the temperature has never

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  • British fugitive described as ‘most wanted’ arrested in Barcelona

    British fugitive described as ‘most wanted’ arrested in Barcelona

    • May 6, 2018

    One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been captured by armed officers as he left a gym in Barcelona. Jamie Acourt was detained after he left the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym on Friday, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The 41-year-old, from south London, who is a former suspect in the racist murder of Stephen

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  • Interest rates set to be held at 0.5% after sharp slowdown in growth

    Interest rates set to be held at 0.5% after sharp slowdown in growth

    • May 6, 2018

    The Bank of England is expected to hold fire on hiking interest rates next week, putting off its long-anticipated increase after economic growth almost ground to a halt. Economists have pushed back their expectations for another rate increase to at least August – and possibly not until 2019 – after recent official figures showed the

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  • Theresa May claims election success amid mixed results for Tories and Labour

    Theresa May claims election success amid mixed results for Tories and Labour

    • May 5, 2018

    By David Hughes and Andrew Woodcock Theresa May shrugged off a difficult week as Prime Minister as she hailed Conservative “success” in English local elections after Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour failed to make predicted breakthroughs. The Conservatives held on to “crown jewel” authorities in London including Wandsworth, Westminster and Kensington, as well as the key Labour

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  • Catalan parliament votes to alter laws so Puigdemont could be president

    Catalan parliament votes to alter laws so Puigdemont could be president

    • May 4, 2018

    Catalonia’s parliament has voted to change regional laws so that it can elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as president – even though it is almost certain to be blocked in court. The slim majority of separatist representatives in the parliament voted in favour of allowing Catalonia’s president to be sworn in without being present

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