UK airspace faces busiest ever day as big summer getaway begins – The Guardian

UK air traffic controllers are expecting to handle more than 8,800 flights on Friday – the busiest day on record for UK airspace – while millions take to the roads as the summer school holidays begin for many pupils. A record 2.4 million UK holidaymakers will be heading overseas, according to the travel association Abta. […]

UK sidelined as Europe looks beyond Brexit in aerospace – Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Britain risks losing clout in the aerospace industry, one of its largest skilled employers, due to concerns over its departure from the European Union, a corporate overhaul at Airbus and a new Franco-German push on defense, industry insiders say. Initiatives from a new continental combat jet to a decision by Airbus (AIR.PA) […]

UK government borrowing rises in June – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Government borrowing increased last month after the state was forced to pay higher interest on its debt. Public sector net borrowing, excluding state-owned banks, rose to £6.9bn in June, up £2bn from a year earlier. The government’s debt costs jumped by more than a third in June from a year earlier after […]

Once Seen As Too Left-Wing, Will Jeremy Corbyn Be UK’s Next Prime Minister? – NPR

Once Seen As Too Left-Wing, Will Jeremy Corbyn Be UK’s Next Prime Minister? – NPR

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed by young supporters after addressing an anti-austerity rally in Parliament Square, London, following a march through the city on July 1. Victoria Jones – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Victoria Jones – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is mobbed […]

Rate of decline slows in Vodafone’s UK business –

Vodafone enjoyed first-quarter growth in all of its markets except the UK and India as service revenues rose 2.2pc on an underlying level in the three months to the end of June. Revenues in the UK continued to fall but the rate of decline slowed as it reported a drop of 2.7pc, to €1.8bn (£1.6bn), […]

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies – BBC News

Image copyright Nats Image caption Crowded skies over the UK – air traffic controllers warn they are reaching capacity Air traffic controllers are warning that UK skies are running out of room for record numbers of planes. And they have called for a drastic modernisation in the way aircraft are guided across UK airspace. It […]

As ‘Brexit’ Clock Ticks, UK Seems Adrift – New York Times

The chaos is being met with consternation elsewhere in the European Union, where negotiators say they are beginning to wonder if the British will ever decide on a coherent strategy. “You hear more and more voices saying, ‘It is ridiculous what the Brits are doing,’ ” said Joachim Fritz-Vannahme, director of the Europe program at […]

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over ‘exit bill’ – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption David Davis, left, and Michel Barnier The UK and EU are still at odds over citizens’ rights and the amount the UK will pay to leave the bloc, at the end of the second week of Brexit talks. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK had not been clear enough […]

UK wants continued EU Copernicus participation – BBC News

Image copyright Airbus DS/Max Alexander Image caption Sentinel-5P will make global maps of pollution from an altitude of 824km The UK has given the clearest statement yet of its desire to stay within the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation programme after Brexit. EU member states are building the most advanced ever satellite system for monitoring […]

Warm weather drives UK shoppers back to the high street – 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). While consumers splashed out on T-shirts and […]

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