National News

Wages overtake inflation to end squeeze

National News April 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

Wage growth rose to 2.8% in the three months to February, outstripping inflation for the first time in a year, official figures show.

Pound surges to highest level since Brexit vote

National News April 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

The pound has climbed to its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote.

May to face more questions over Syria strikes

National News April 17, 2018 at 5:58 am

The Prime Minister is to face further questions over airstrikes in Syria during a second emergency debate in the House of Commons later.

Briton jailed over painkillers seen in Egypt video

National News April 17, 2018 at 3:40 am

Laura Plummer, the British woman jailed for trying to take painkillers into Egypt, has been pictured for the first time since her imprisonment.

Young man stabbed to death in latest London killing

National News April 16, 2018 at 11:58 pm

A young man has been fatally stabbed in Forest Gate in east London, police have said.

May denies launching airstrikes on Trump’s orders

National News April 16, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Theresa May has denied launching airstrikes in Syria on the orders of Donald Trump, as she faced MPs for the first time since the military action.

Tories braced for ‘difficult’ local elections

National News April 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm

It’s early evening at The Park Inn in Dudley, and council leader Patrick Harley is enjoying a pint with some locals after a busy afternoon escorting Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis around the family-run Holdens brewery next door.

Alfie’s dad: ‘We are never going to back down’

National News April 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm

The father of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans has said “we are never going to back down” after he and the child’s mother were told they cannot take their son to a foreign hospital.

Vauxhall showrooms face axe in contract shake-up

National News April 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Vauxhall says it does not expect any UK showroom staff to lose their jobs despite giving all of its 326 dealerships two years’ notice of contract termination.

‘Kremlin hacking critical national infrastructure in UK’

National News April 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm

The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.