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August 13, 2018 9:27 AM EU bureaucrats are 'petrified' of Brexit Britain 'thriving' after leaving

A BREXIT supporting economist has claimed European Union chiefs are “petrified” of Britain walking away from the Brussels bloc and “thriving”. Liam Halligan, economist and co-author of Clean Brexit, has claimed Brussels bosses are “petrified” of Britain making Brexit a success. Mr Halligan admitted that a free trade agreement would be better for Britain 45

August 8, 2018 6:50 AM New customs proposal to stop Kent rail network standstill after Brexit

New customs areas for railways would stop Kent's rail network coming to a standstill post Brexit, according to a report by rail chiefs. It is claimed the UK would secure £1.7 billion of economic benefits each year under proposals outlined by the Rail Delivery Group, a body which includes leaders from all the country's passenger and freight train companies 61

August 7, 2018 9:58 AM Australia population BOOM: Record 25 million number hit DECADE earlier than expected

AUSTRALIA’S population will hit a record 25 million today, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, latest government data shows. Every minute, one person arrives to live in Australia, the data shows, underpinning demand for everything from homes to cars, schools and hospitals, and boosting the country's 62

August 6, 2018 11:01 PM BREXIT CHARM OFFENSIVE: May vows Scotland will enjoy 'BRIGHTER FUTURE' outside EU

THERESA May has pledged to spread the economic benefits of Brexit across the UK ahead of showdown talks with Nicola Sturgeon. The Prime Minister declared leaving the EU offers the opportunity to “build a brighter future” amid continued controversy over her Chequers plan. But Ms Sturgeon, who has campaigned to stay in both the EU’s single market and customs 66

August 6, 2018 9:30 PM Germany trade surplus is ‘BURDEN’ to EU partners and is ‘stifling’ the bloc

GERMANY’S huge EU trade surpluses are a burden on other member countries and are even stifling the bloc’s growth and employment, according to economic expert Dr Michael Ivanovitch. Last year, Angela Merkel’s country had more than a 159 billion euro surplus on its goods trade with other countries in the EU. This year the surplus has broken another record 50

August 3, 2018 10:23 AM Pair of Bolton MPs call for £100 billion funding to support new high-speed railway plans

It comes as part of a move to begin work on Northern Powerhouse Rail, also known as High Speed 3 or Crossrail North, which would build on connections made by HS2 once the railway line is completed. Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi have both put their names to the plans, amid long-term complaints about the government's lack of effort to improve 66

July 31, 2018 3:42 PM WhatsApp just launched four-person group video calling for all users

WhatsApp launches a four-person group video feature for all users on Android and iOS WhatsApp has launched a group video call feature for its popular chat app. From today, Android and iOS users are able to make four-person video or voice calls with contracts across the globe. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, brought a similar group video chat feature to its own Facebook 79

July 31, 2018 11:51 AM Housing benefits claimants facing long waits for claims to be processed

THOSE seeking housing benefits in south Essex are facing long waits for their claims to be processed, which a charity has warned could lead to homelessness. Between April 2017 and March 2018, new claimants waited on average of 26 days in Southend, 34 days in Basildon, 23 days in Castle Point and 20 days in Rochford. This waiting time can be worrying 77


Four US tech firms are battling it out to become the world's first trillion dollar company. Appke is leading the way with a value of $939 billion (£716 billion), making it the highest-valued private company on the global markets. But Amazon is right behind, reaching $882 (£673 billion) billion as the markets closed on July 27. Microsoft and Google's 47

July 22, 2018 5:50 AM EU ON BRINK: Italy to be ISOLATED if it BLOWS UP Canada-EU trade deal, warns ex-official

ITALY risks becoming ever more isolated if its newly elected populist government “blows up” the Comprehensive Economics and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, a former leading Italian official has warned. Lorenzo Codogno, former chief economist and director general at the Italian Treasury Department, raised concerns following 59