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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 107

July 2, 2018 4:13 PM ‘Every country will suffer’ Italy admit Hard Brexit will DEVASTATE economies across EU

A HARD Brexit would devastate economies across the EU, one of Italy's top agricultural organisations has admitted. Italy’s farmers have pleaded with Britain not to destroy the country’s economy by pushing ahead with a hard Brexit. Confagricoltura, the General Confederation of Italian Agriculture, said the UK’s departure from the EU would have a devastating 32

June 30, 2018 2:13 PM Trump's own tariffs make it harder to rebuild infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. Since Trump announced the tariffs in March, prices have been rising for the American steel 58

June 29, 2018 4:55 PM ‘It’s an outrage!’ Barbados slaps tourists with new tax to tackle crippling debt

BARBADOS has become the latest popular holiday destination to hit tourists with a new tax which could force families to pay an additional £200 for a two-week stay. The Caribbean island’s debt-ridden Government is introducing the new surcharge this weekend to raise money in reducing its deficit worth 170 percent of GDP. Hotels were only given less than a week’s 59

June 29, 2018 8:36 AM UK first quarter economic growth revised higher from 0.1% to 0.2%

The slightly better growth figure for the UK economy is likely to raise the prospect of an interest rate hike later this year. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been revised up from 0.1% in an earlier estimate to 0.2%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). During the first quarter of 2018, unusually cold weather hit Britain and the ONS also blamed 92

June 25, 2018 5:05 PM 'Hard Brexit will make UK as bad as 1970s!' German expert issues shock warning

A HARD Brexit could make the UK "as bad as it was in the 1970s" according to a former German ambassador to London who warned suffering "will come”, even if it hasn't been felt already. In a scaremongering interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Thomas Matussek said Brexit will spark a huge crisis which has not even been "recognised" yet. This comes 44

June 25, 2018 1:24 AM Rural, remote education needs help: MP

An independent commissioner for regional, rural and remote education will improve opportunities and outcomes for students outside the major cities, an independent MP and education advocate claims. Cathy McGowan says the education sector backs a commissioner advising the federal government on strategies to support and improve all levels of education from childcare 17

June 23, 2018 3:00 AM Recognition for York’s local heroes

THERE is now just one month left to nominate your local heroes for the 2018 York Community Pride awards. The annual prizegiving aims to celebrate residents who go the extra mile to help and inspire their community. The awards are run by The Press in partnership with City of York Council, which is sponsoring the Public Sector Hero category again this year. This award 28

June 22, 2018 3:56 PM Picking fruit is a fun job and you can earn £675 a week, say industry experts as ministers try to boost falling seasonal worker numbers on farms

Government officials are trying desperately to make fruit picking appear a fun job after it was revealed two-thirds of farms have job vacancies this year. Ministers are trying to make the job seem more appealing by helping Jobcentre advisers explain the benefits of fruit-picking to prospective applicants. Job seekers will be told fruit pickers can earn up to £675 a week working 18

June 22, 2018 12:58 AM 'I’m no enemy of Brexit': Philip Hammond hits back at Boris Johnson who accused him of spearheading Whitehall efforts to frustrate an EU clean break

Delivering his annual Mansion House speech, the Chancellor denied claims from Eurosceptic ministers that he is trying to block Brexit. He acknowledged that he was trying to maintain existing trade patterns with the EU, adding: ‘As we leave the EU we need to forge a new relationship with European neighbours that protects those patterns of trade 28