21st March 2019

Brexit: EU leaders agree Brexit delay plan

Image copyright Getty Images EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March. The UK will be offered a delay until 22 May, if MPs approve…


Tate art galleries shun Sackler money over opioid crisis

Image caption Tate director Maria Balshaw told Newsnight that funding for the organisation was considered by an ethics committee Another of Britain’s prestigious art institutions has decided to shun donations from the US Sackler family….





UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse

Image copyright Getty Images The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold amid continued uncertainty over Brexit. All nine members of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep rates at 0.75%,…


Italy takes a shine to China’s New Silk Road

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has bought up a majority stake in the Greek port of Piraeus – and Italy might be next China’s president lands in Rome on Thursday, where he is…


UK retail sales up but food spending falls

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose in February, up by 0.4% on the previous month, official figures show. But sales at food stores saw the biggest fall since December 2016, the Office for National…