24th April 2019

Government borrowing lowest for 17 years

Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing last year fell to its lowest annual level in 17 years, official figures show. Borrowing for the 2018-19 financial year was £24.7bn, £17.2bn less than in the previous financial…


Ban standing on long distance trains, says Virgin

Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Trains has proposed an end to standing on long-distance journeys by managing rail services like flights. The firm argues seats should be sold as reservation-only, as part of a broader…


Lyra McKee: Theresa May to attend funeral

Image copyright Brendan Gallagher Image caption Ms McKee had been living in Londonderry but was a native of Belfast The prime minister is to attend the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee in Belfast later….


Wanted: New Bank of England boss

Image copyright Getty Images The government has launched the recruitment process for a new governor for the Bank of England. The current governor Mark Carney will step down on 31 January 2020 after more than…


Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe families living in converted office blocks in Harlow Labour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial buildings to be converted into…