19th March 2019

Brexit: Theresa May to formally ask for delay

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. One ministerial source told the BBC the longer delay could be up to two years,…



Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts

Image caption One of the ways in which Vote Leave said it acquired the phone numbers was through its football competition. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Brexit Campaign group Vote Leave £40,000 ($53,000)…


UK employment at highest since 1971

Image copyright PA The number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record number of 32.7 million people between November and January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)…



Grime music is being ‘stifled’, MPs say

Image copyright DIY Gang Entertainment Image caption Croydon-born rapper ShaoDow told MPs he’d had difficulty staging gigs Grime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said. Despite the success of…


Home leasehold system needs reform, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s leasehold system has left a number of householders in unsellable and unmortgageable homes and changed are needed, committee of MPs says. Often leaseholders in new-build properties are treated as…


World’s most expensive cities revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Paris has come top of a ranking of the world’s most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the…