October 2018

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir Nick Clegg is joining Facebook Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader…


Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Image copyright Getty Images The plastics recycling industry faces an investigation amid reports firms are illegally profiting from the market and in some cases polluting rivers. The Environment Agency, the regulator, confirmed it had set…


Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt

Image copyright Reuters Jeremy Hunt has urged Tory MPs to get behind Theresa May – amid a backlash against suggestions the Brexit transition period could be extended. The foreign secretary said the “great strength” of…




Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment…




Name checks to begin on bank payments

Image copyright Angelene Bungay Image caption Angelene Bungay lost £13,000 after transferring it to someone she thought was her builder The name of someone receiving a payment will be as important as their banking details…


Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends

Image copyright Getty Images Food sales saw their steepest drop in three years in September as consumers tightened their belts after the unusually hot summer, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Sales of…