Volatile week as investors assess recession prospects

LONDON — European markets closed sharply higher on Friday to end a volatile week, as investors around the world assessed recession inflation and fears of an economicion. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index closed up by 2.6% provisionally, its best day in more than three months, with tech shares adding 3.8% to lead gains as all … Read more

Rupert Murdoch splits from Jerry Hall as theory emerges he disapproved of her smoking

A theory has emerged that Rupert Murdoch ended his six-year marriage to model Jerry Hall because he disapproved of his fourth wife’s smoking habit. The media tycoon was not a fan of his model wife’s fondness for tobacco and would often be spotted standing at a distance as Ms Hall took a drag on a … Read more

Housing affordability worst its ever been as prices outstrip earnings

A typical London home now costs nearly ten times average local income as surging house prices reduce affordability to its lowest level on record, according to Halifax. The analysis, based on data from the Halifax House Price Index, found that while house prices in the UK leapt by 16 per cent since the start of … Read more

‘Unsafe’ London drivers could be fined £160 for straying into cycle lanes

Drivers in London could be hit with £160 fines if they veer into a cycle lane by a tyre’s width, as Transport for London wields new powers to enforce traffic offenses previously only dealt with by the police. From next week, Transport for London will begin issuing fines to vehicles that repeatedly drive within, or … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to PM Johnson

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. The party’s chairman quit after the results early Friday, saying the party “cannot carry on with business as usual.” The centrist Liberal Democrats overturned a large … Read more

UK declares ‘national incident’ after polio detected in sewage samples

A once common disease that can cause paralysis or even death has made a shock and worrying comeback in the UK two decades after the last case. The UK has declared a “national incident” after fragments of a debilitating disease, long thought essentially eliminated, re-emerged in sewage samples. Routine surveillance of sewage in parts of … Read more

Ukraine war: Vladimir Putin’s forces suffer ‘extraordinary loss’ in recent weeks according to new intelligence report

Vladimir Putin could be losing his grip on the war in Ukraine as a new development suggests the Russian tyrant is in deep trouble. UK defense analysts have claimed Russia’s forces have faced “extraordinary losses” in recent weeks in a development some believe will be crucial to the outcome of the bloody war. Both sides … Read more

TfL Tube strike live and UK rail updates: Underground lines suspended and Overground canceled

live TfL Tube strike LIVE and UK rail updates: Underground lines remain suspended, Overground services are cancelled, London traffic builds and Windsor line is blocked by broken-down train By Mark Duell for MailOnline Published: 01:30 EDT, June 22, 2022 | Updated: 03:22 EDT, June 22, 2022 Follow live updates here as the impact of the … Read more

UK government orders Julian Assange extradition to the US

The British Government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US. The British Government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel made the decision on Friday after Assange was denied a Supreme Court appeal in March. Assange’s legal team now … Read more