15th August 2019

Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no deal meets resistance

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister “is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump”, says Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by…


Stock markets stable after China trade warning

Image copyright Getty Images Stock markets around the world have stabilised after a big sell-off on Wednesday sparked by fears of a slowing global economy. The main US share indexes closed 3% lower overnight, but…



Metro top and RBS bottom in banks’ customer ratings

Image copyright Reuters Customers have provided a ray of sunshine for Metro Bank as the embattled business topped official satisfaction ratings. Metro was joint top with First Direct, with 82% of personal British customers saying…



Do we need to worry about banana blight?

Image copyright Getty Images News broke late last week that a fungal disease that kills Cavendish banana plants has been detected in Latin America for the first time. A strain of the Fusarium fungus, which…



Share markets tumble as recession fears grow

Image copyright Reuters Panic gripped Wall Street on Wednesday as investors fled shares amid fears over a US-China trade war and the health of the global economy. The three main stock markets closed 3% down,…


Sarah Wollaston: Ex-Tory MP joins Lib Dems

Image copyright PA Media Former Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying it was the best way for her to fight for the UK to remain in the EU. Dr Wollaston was…