Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU citizens’ rights, the exit bill and the Irish border question must be settled before talks could be held on trade. On Friday, Theresa May made suggestions including a […]

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple uses Imagination’s technology in its iPhones UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones, is being bought for £550m by a Chinese-backed investment firm. Imagination put itself up for sale in June after Apple, its largest customer, said it would stop using its products. The boss of […]

Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and cities – The Guardian

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire School holidays saw my mother and me visiting my grandmother in Starbeck, a suburb of posh Harrogate, on the way to the pretty town of Knaresborough. Part of its magic lay in Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well: “Mother” herself, a 17th-century crone with (dubious) powers of prophecy, had long vacated. But […]

UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s credit rating has been cut over concerns about the UK’s public finances and fears Brexit could damage the country’s economic growth. Moody’s, one of the major ratings agencies, downgraded the UK to an Aa2 rating from Aa1. It said leaving the European Union was creating economic uncertainty at a time […]

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for the UK and EU PM Theresa May has said there should be a two-year transition period after Brexit, during which trade should continue on current terms. EU migrants will still be able to live and work in the UK but […]

Tourist trips to UK hit record in July – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time, official figures show. Travellers to the UK spent £2.75bn on their visits, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, another record. The figures also show the number of visits abroad by UK residents fell […]