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Renters may get access to rogue landlord database

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposal would allow renters in England to check up on their prospective landlord A database of rogue landlords would be opened up to prospective tenants under government plans….


Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Image copyright Erwin Willemse There will be “serious consequences” if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. The Stena Impero’s owners say they have been…




Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s largest supermarket, Tesco, has increased the price of more than 1,000 products in the past two weeks. The firm raised prices on products including cheese, chocolate and bananas by an…


Government borrowing in June highest since 2015

Image copyright Getty Images Public sector net borrowing rose sharply in June because of higher debt interest payments and rising spending on services, figures show. It totalled £7.2bn, according to the Office for National Statistics,…


Crossrail costs will continue to climb, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images London’s Crossrail project will probably go even further over budget, according to a report by MPs. Commuters have been “let down” by a programme that is well behind schedule, the Public…