25th February 2019

Eurostar owner allays Brexit chaos fears

Image copyright Getty Images The biggest shareholder in Eurostar has sought to allay fears that Brexit might hit – or even halt – the cross-Channel train service. Guillaume Pepy, head of France’s SNCF railway company,…


New group elects Shuker as ‘convener’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Independent Group is made up of eight former Labour MPs and three ex-Conservative MPs The Independent Group of MPs has unanimously elected former Labour MP Gavin Shuker as their…


UK to keep trade penalties post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tariffs will remain on Chinese ceramic products Chinese car tyres, steel products and ceramic goods will continue to be penalised after Brexit, under trade remedy measures announced by the…


Investment scam targets Instagram users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Instagram is owned by Facebook Victims aged in their 20s have each lost an average of £8,900 after falling for investment scams that appear on image-sharing platform Instagram. Action…




Labour group planned for unhappy MPs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons Disaffected Labour MPs are to be asked to join a new group within the party in a bid to avoid further resignations….


Trump to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump met China’s Vice Premier Liu He on Friday President Donald Trump has announced that the US will delay imposing further trade tariffs on Chinese goods. The rise in…


Venezuela crisis: Who is buying its oil now?

Image copyright AFP The United States has imposed tough sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry to put pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to step down. Oil dominates Venezuela’s economy, accounting for almost all of its export…