Harvey Weinstein: UK inquiry widens to seven women – BBC News

Image copyright AFP UK police investigating Harvey Weinstein are now looking at sexual assault allegations from seven women. Officers are investigating separate incidents alleged to have taken place between the 1980s and 2015 in London and outside of the UK. The Hollywood film producer has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex. No arrests have […]

Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The oil and gas offshore industry regulator has reduced its estimates of the amount of known oil and gas left under UK waters. The amount in known reserves and capable of extraction has dropped from 6.3 billion barrels to 5.7 billion, over the year to the end of 2016. The central […]

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Isis has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history as it continues to lose territory in its self-declared “caliphate”. Police said at least 58 people were killed and 500 victims wounded when a gunman opened fire on dense crowds at a concert in Las Vegas. Officials have identified the shooter as […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]

Surge in UK consumer borrowing fuels likely interest rate rise – The Guardian

Consumers maintained their borrowing habit in September, as a near-double-digit increase in lending to households left the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates on Thursday. The pace of annual consumer credit growth was 9.9% last month, according to figures from the central bank, as borrowing on credit cards, overdrafts and unsecured loans […]

UK faces new £20bn budget black hole – business live – The Guardian

The first Budget of a new parliament is often the best chance a Chancellor has to set out her stall. She can raise taxes if need be, set an agenda for the next five years, and set in train economic and fiscal reforms. Mr Hammond, though, has been dealt a very tricky hand indeed. The […]

UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK must do more to take advantage of technology such as robotics, a report says Advanced digital technology could give UK manufacturing a huge boost and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, a new report claims. The independent review, chaired by the head of Siemens UK, highlights the […]