Day: July 19, 2023

Susan Hall wins Tory race to face-off against Sadiq Khan for London mayoralty

July 19, 2023

Ms Hall, a London Assembly member and former council leader, defeated Moz Hossain KC, a criminal barrister and political novice, in the ballot of about 20,000 London Tory members. The result was announced at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge by Tory party chairman Greg Hands in front of MPs and supporters. Ms Hall […]

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Hopes raised that upward pressure on mortgage rates could start to ease

July 19, 2023

A bigger-than-expected slowdown in inflation has fuelled hopes that the upward pressure on mortgage rates could start to ease. Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation was 7.9% in June, down from 8.7% in May and its lowest rate since March 2022, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The Bank of England has been raising […]

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Just Stop Oil accused of criminal damage after spray-painting energy department

July 19, 2023

E nergy Security Secretary Grant Shapps has accused Just Stop Oil protesters of “illegal criminal damage” after two activists filmed themselves spraying his department’s building with orange paint. Matthew Cunningham, 25, and Imogen May, 24, took responsibility for the direct action on the property in Victoria Street in Westminster. The organisation said it spattered the […]

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Mother of US soldier believed to be in custody in North Korea ‘just wants him to come home’

July 19, 2023

T he mother of a US soldier who is understood to be detained by authorities in North Korea says she wants him to “come home”. The US was on Wednesday scrambling to establish the fate of Travis T King, who was on a civilian tour of the village of Panmunjom between the two Koreas, when […]

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Average UK house price is £7,000 below peak seen last September

July 19, 2023

U K house price inflation in May this year was running at about one-seventh of the levels seen last summer, according to official figures. Property values increased by 1.9% annually in May this year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Back in July 2022, annual house price growth was around seven times this figure, […]

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