Warm weather drives UK shoppers back to the stores – The Guardian

Retail sales rebounded in June as the sunny weather put consumers in the mood to update their summer wardrobes. Sales rose by 0.6% last month, beating the 0.4% increase forecast by economists and following a sharp 1.1% drop in May, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). “A particularly warm June seems to have […]

Forced migration was UK’s worst child abuse scandal, says Brown – The Guardian

The former prime minister Gordon Brown has described the forced migration of British children as a bigger sex abuse scandal than that perpetrated by Jimmy Savile. Giving evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Brown said the mass transportation of 130,000 British children overseas between the 1940s and 70s amounted to “government-enforced trafficking”. […]

Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars – The Guardian

One-third of UK universities and colleges are awarding firsts to at least 25% of their students, four times as many as five years ago, figures show. In 2015-16, 50 institutions gave at least one-quarter of degrees the top grade, while 10 awarded more than one-third a first. This compares with 12 and two respectively in […]

Brexit: Barnier urges more ‘clarity’ from the UK – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Davis, left, and Michel Barnier The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has urged the UK for more “clarity” on where it stands on key issues such as citizens rights and the “divorce bill”. Michel Barnier said progress had been made in talks with David Davis in areas where the UK […]

Hot weather boosts UK retail sales – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail sales rose by more than expected in June, rebounding from May’s decline, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The quantity of goods bought rose by 0.6% in June from May, which was stronger growth than economists had been expecting. The rise was driven by strong sales of […]

UK can replicate current trade arrangements – Fox – BBC News

Media captionInternational Trade Secretary Liam Fox says an EU trade deal “should be one of the easiest in human history” The UK can “replicate” its existing international trade arrangements outside the EU, cabinet minister Liam Fox has said. The international trade secretary told the BBC the UK had had a “very positive response” from the […]

9/11 survivors urge May to publish UK terror funding report – The Guardian

A group of September 11 attack survivors and bereaved relatives have urged Theresa May to publish a report into the funding of extremism in Britain, with ministers still facing questions as to whether the report highlights Saudi Arabia. Last week, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, said the report had been concluded but would not be […]

UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner – CNBC

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How can I buy bitcoin in the UK? – Telegraph.co.uk

However, the process isn’t always entirely straightforward. Legal bitcoin services are heavily regulated, given the currency’s association with online black markets, and its cryptographic nature means security protocols can be complicated. Step 1 – Set up a bitcoin wallet A bitcoin wallet is where you hold your bitcoins. Alternatively you can download the entire bitcoin […]

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