26th October 2018

Chancellor plans High Street rates relief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former High Street shops could be turned into housing under the chancellor’s plan Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce a £1.5bn boost to small High Street UK retailers…


Budget 2018: The view from Scarborough

Scarborough is Britain’s “low-pay capital”, with many low-income seasonal jobs. There is concern about local funding for hospitals and schools. How are people here feeling ahead of Monday’s Budget? “People are struggling. We are struggling….


Civil Partnerships Bill clears Commons

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan are looking forward to setting a date Plans to extend civil partnerships to mixed-sex couples have moved closer to reality after draft…



Opt-out organ donation plan wins Commons backing

Image copyright NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT Hundreds of lives could be saved each year under a new opt-out system for organ donation approved by MPs. Under the plans, passed by the Commons, adults in England…



Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

Image copyright @ruthdavidsonmsp Image caption Ms Davidson tweeted a picture of herself with Finn and her partner Jen Wilson Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has given birth to a baby boy – saying she and…



US economy grows faster than expected

Image copyright AFP The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown. The US Commerce Department said strong consumer and government spending helped…