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Online supermarket Ocado has reported another quarter of double digit sales growth, but warned that a shortage of delivery drivers was hurting sales. The group recorded an 11.6 per cent rise in retail revenue to £373.8m in the 14 weeks to 3...
Norway is to become the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs as it focuses on treatment rather than punishment.  The majority of the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, backed the historic shift which was supported by the Conservatives (Høyre), Liberals (Venstre), the Labor...
It’s a scorching hot day in December, and Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from UB40 are at Mary’s Shack – a ramshackle hut that looks out over a sweeping white beach and turquoise sea, and one of Antigua’s most famous...
Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Thursday in time to see the official launch of the programme under which European states will integrate their defences, something Britain had avidly pressed for during the 1990s, but will not be a part of as...
BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom seeks to overhaul its economy and balance the budget, according to a person with knowledge...
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke licence for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The move is the...
Emergency shelters will open on every day of sub-zero temperatures in London, under a new drive by Sadiq Khan to tackle rough sleeping. The Mayor of London also announced a new alliance of charities in order to set up a single donation...
Britain's statistics watchdog is considering an investigation into comments made by Theresa May following complaints that they misrepresented the extent of homelessness. The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) confirmed concerns had been raised after the Prime Minister claimed in Parliament that “statutory homelessness...
The chairman of Persimmon is to quit the house builder following concerns over excessive executive pay at the firm. Persimmon announced on Friday that Nicholas Wrigley intends to resign and also revealed that remuneration committee chair Jonathan Davie has left the group. It...