1st May 2019


US Fed defies Trump and holds interest rates

Image copyright Getty Images The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates on hold despite pressure from President Donald Trump to announce a cut. The central bank said borrowing costs will remain at between 2.25%-2.5%….



Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Image copyright PA Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government’s decision to approve plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport. Five councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan…


Corbyn criticised over book anti-Semitism row

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn should “consider his position” following reports he wrote a foreword to a book described as anti-Semitic, the Jewish Labour Movement says. The Times says he wrote the foreword in 2011…




Will robots take our factory jobs?

As manufacturing becomes more automated, it will employ fewer people. As the new wave of automation comes, will the number of jobs continue to fall? And where will the new jobs appear? This is part…