Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather – The Guardian

Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand. National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops and in fields across the UK were generating 8.7GW, or 24.3% of demand at 1pm on Friday, […]

UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK share indexes have closed at record highs as the value of sterling slipped. The benchmark FTSE 100 index ended the day up 29.92 points or 0.4% at 7,547.63, while the FTSE 250 closed up 57.34 points or 0.29% at 20,024.92. The 250-share index was helped by a 10.5% rise in […]

UK shares touch new highs as sterling slips – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK share indexes have touched record intra-day highs as the value of the pound has slipped. The benchmark FTSE 100 index rose to 7,535.06 on Friday morning – beating the previous record set last week by two points – before slipping back to 7529.03 shortly after midday. Meanwhile the FTSE 250 […]