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‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

‘Hard’ Brexit offers ‘£135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade. He says eliminating tariffs, […]

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Image copyright Chicago police Image caption Wyndham Lathem (left) and Andrew Warren were arrested more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene An Oxford University employee has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old in Chicago. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr […]

Hard Brexit ‘offers £135bn annual boost’ to economy

Hard Brexit ‘offers £135bn annual boost’ to economy

Image copyright PA Image caption Prof Patrick Minford says dropping all tariffs after Brexit will boost the UK economy by billions Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A hard Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof […]

Essex fire: Flames engulf Basildon packaging warehouse

Essex fire: Flames engulf Basildon packaging warehouse

Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue A huge fire has broken out at a packaging warehouse in Essex. About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the building on Festival Way in Basildon. Residents reported hearing two “massive explosions” and seeing “plumes of thick smoke” at about 00:20 BST. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service […]

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Image copyright Getty Images A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced. Nearly 3,000 savers have been conned out of an average of £15,000 each since 2014, after fraudsters persuaded them to cash in their pensions. Certain types of […]

Cromer disorder: Pubs shut as seaside town ‘in lockdown’

Cromer disorder: Pubs shut as seaside town ‘in lockdown’

Image caption Cromer Pier said its Theatre Bar was closed on the advice of police A seaside town was reportedly in “lockdown” on Saturday night as disorder forced pubs and bars in the resort to shut. Venues in Cromer, Norfolk, said they had closed early due to “local events”. Cromer Pier posted on social media […]

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is ‘not a hero’

Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is ‘not a hero’

Image copyright Hassan Zubier/Facebook A British man who went to the aid of victims of a knife attack in Finland has told the BBC he is “not a hero”. Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent who now lives in Sweden, said he did “what he was trained for” when a knifeman stabbed two women […]

Bury St Edmunds head teacher ‘locked children in rooms’

Bury St Edmunds head teacher ‘locked children in rooms’

Image copyright Google Image caption Alison Earl was the head teacher at Tollgate Primary School from 2014 to 2015 A head teacher who punished children by locking them in rooms has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct. The National College for Teaching and Leadership panel was told children at Tollgate Primary School in Bury St […]

Singer stops gig after fan ‘groped’

Singer stops gig after fan ‘groped’

The Architects interrupted their gig in Amsterdam on Friday after the lead singer claimed he saw a fan being groped. Sam Carter said: “I saw a girl, a woman, crowd surfing over here. I’m not going to point out who but I saw you grab at her boob.” The British metalcore band from Brighton told […]

Vehicles left dangling as car park collapses in Nottingham

Vehicles left dangling as car park collapses in Nottingham

Image caption No-one was injured in the collapse Vehicles have been left dangling from the edge of a city centre car park after it partially collapsed. Part of a wall came away at the NCP Nottingham City site in Cumberland Place shortly after 04:00 BST. A spokesman for NCP said the front facia had “fallen” […]