UK News:

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period
…PM: Extension would be 'a matter of months' The UK's transition out of the EU… that had emerged in negotiations and was not expected to be used. The UK leaves the EU…. Some Tory MPs and Brexit campaigners are angry at the idea of the UK being tied…


Scottish house prices outstrip UK average in August
…Scottish house prices rose faster than the UK as a whole in the year to August… in Scotland was £153,309 - 4.1% higher than in August 2017. Across the UK, the average…-to-month basis, prices in Scotland rose by 0.3% in August, compared with a UK increase…


Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September
…The UK inflation rate fell more than expected in September after hitting a six… to raise interest rates in the near future. Andrew Wishart, UK economist at Capital…, following a recovery in economic growth. Yael Selfin, chief economist at KPMG UK, said…


Charlie Condell: UK teenager in record attempt has bike stolen
…A British teenager who is trying to become the youngest person to cycle solo around the world has had his bike stolen in Australia. Charlie Condell, 18, has already ridden through Europe and Asia since embarking on an eight-month journey…


Welsh rise in employment tops UK table
… and regions of the UK in the last three months and compared with a year ago. Figures… with the UK average of 0.4 percentage points. In the last year Wales also seen… for the UK of 4%. Only the south-west and the east of England have lower rates…


US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU
… with Japan, the UK and the EU. It could take several months before the negotiations begin… back in the trade war The UK, which is seeking to broaden its trading partners… as it heads towards Brexit, welcomed the news. "The UK welcomes the US Administration's…


Claire's 'considers UK store closures'
…Accessories chain Claire's is reported to be considering closing some of its UK… firms about "a number of options". The chain has more than 370 stores in the UK… Marshall said it had no plans for either a CVA or major store closures in the UK


UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers
…The UK's top cyber-defence centre has stopped Britain falling victim to almost… phishing sites which prey on UK consumers. Attack domains "We are calling out… to attack firms working in the UK's media, telecoms and energy sectors. Revealing…


Facebook tool makes UK political ads 'transparent'
…From today, if you want to advertise a political cause on Facebook in the UK… US Presidential election campaign and the UK's EU referendum. In the United… a verification process to prove their identity and that they are based in the UK


PMQs: Lewis and May on building of a UK-Ireland wall
… there was a "clear commitment" to no hard UK-Ireland border.…