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January 11, 2019 10:55 AM British economy hit by 'steep decline' in manufacturing

The biggest brake on growth comes from a drop in car production, amid factory shutdowns, weak demand and falling diesel sales. The nation's GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is compared to growth of 0.4% recorded in the three months to October. The data reveals that on a rolling 134

October 10, 2018 8:19 AM Economic growth 'boosted in part by warm weather'

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail, food and drink production and housebuilding all helped contribute to the performance following a series of challenges. It credited a hot summer after builders and retailers were hit by the effects of two so-called 'Beast from the East' weather systems earlier in the year. The cold snaps dampened consumer 97

July 10, 2018 8:35 AM Britain's economy grew by 0.3% in May driven by services

Gross domestic product grew by 0.3% month-on-month and 0.2% in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics said. The figures were in line with economist estimates. ONS head of national accounts Rob Kent-Smith said: "The first of our new rolling estimates of GDP shows a mixed picture of the UK economy with modest growth driven by the services 103

October 18, 2017 2:58 PM Housebuilder hits the right notes with the Wroughton Silver Band

THE much-loved Wroughton Silver Band have been hitting the right notes with McCarthy and Stone after the housebuilding company donated £500 towards the group. McCarthy and Stone, who are currently building a new retirement living development on the site of the former Ivy Hotel, decided to donate the generous funds to the group as a way of creating a legacy 25

October 10, 2017 5:26 PM SNP conference: what did we learn?

The SNP's autumn conference came with the party facing questions over their performance in government, the constitution and losses in June's general election. So what did we learn from the party's three-day gathering in Glasgow? John Swinney got the ball rolling by announcing £20,000 bursaries for professionals in key subjects to go into teacher training 37

September 11, 2017 3:27 AM Charity’s delight as housebuilder hands over cash

A CHARITY that helps children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities has received a donation from a housebuilding firm. Whoopsadaisy, a small charity based in Preston Park, Brighton, has been awarded a £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey South Thames as part of its monthly donation box initiative. The scheme invites visitors to its Shoreham 12

July 25, 2017 12:23 AM Plans to ban leaseholds on new-build homes in England

"Unfair charges" levied on buyers of new-build homes could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown. Leaseholds on new-builds would be outlawed, while ground rents could be dramatically reduced, under government plans subject to public consultation. Ground rents can double every decade, crippling home owners and in some cases making a property 45

May 14, 2017 1:15 AM Vote 2017: May and Corbyn try to woo working class voters

Labour is proposing a "Robin Hood Tax" on financial transactions, while the Tories want to build hundreds of thousands of homes. Labour is to impose a "Robin Hood Tax" on financial transactions to help pay for the estimated £60bn the party has committed to public services in its manifesto. The levy will raise about £5bn a year over the course of the next parliament 54

May 5, 2017 5:15 PM FULL STORY: Andy Burnham 'so grateful to the people of Bolton' after Greater Manchester mayor election triumph

ANDY Burnham has become the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester. The Labour candidate polled 63 per cent of the votes to win the historic election in a convincing landslide, well ahead of Tory candidate Sean Anstee. Mr Burnham, the former MP for Leigh, pledged to repay the faith shown in him by Bolton voters — more than 34,000 of whom backed him — when he starts 63 32

February 21, 2017 5:53 PM The Brexit ministers who just realised reducing immigration is a problem for them

On 27 December 2015, the then-backbencher MP David Davis declared he was "voting out" in the forthcoming EU referendum. Among his reasons was the "disastrous migration crisis". He admitted it was not plausible that Brits would immediately take jobs in the kind of low-paid sectors like agriculture and social care currently staffed by migrant workers 18