Biggest house price jump for FIVE YEARS: London leads the way with £500,000 average home

The housing market has recorded its strongest December in a decade after house sales jumped by nearly a third. The boost also saw soaring house prices pushing the average house price up by 7.6% as pent up demand during the pandemic continued over the festive period.  An estimated 129,400 house sales were recorded in December … Read more Biggest house price jump for FIVE YEARS: London leads the way with £500,000 average home

Dominic Raab banded ‘petty’ over status of EU ambassador

Dominic Raab refuses to grant full diplomatic status to EU’s ambassador because he ‘represents an organisation not a country’ UK is refusing to grant diplomatic status to the new EU ambassador in London Foreign Office says Joao Vale de Almeida represents an organisation not state EU has an ambassador for the first time after the … Read more Dominic Raab banded ‘petty’ over status of EU ambassador

Shelves in Marks & Spencer stores in FRANCE are left empty

M&S stores in France have started running out of food as millions of pounds worth of meat destined for Britain has been left to rot in Rotterdam and Calais because of ‘convoluted’ Brexit guidelines.    Shelves in the upmarket supermarket’s food halls in Paris and Lille are bare as it becomes the latest company affected by Brexit border … Read more Shelves in Marks & Spencer stores in FRANCE are left empty

Scottish seafood trucks descend on Downing Street

More than 20 shellfish trucks were parked on roads near 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament today to protest against post-Brexit bureaucracy that has stopped them exporting to the European Union. Trucks with slogans such as ‘Brexit carnage’ and ‘incompetent government destroying shellfish industry’ were parked just yards away from Prime Minister Boris … Read more Scottish seafood trucks descend on Downing Street

Shoppers are being hit by delays and extra fees of up to £5 on fashion items shipped from the EU 

Shoppers are being hit by delays and extra fees of up to £5 on fashion items shipped from the EU Top retailers including Asics and Sezane blame Brexit for fashion delivery chaos  Parcels with wrong documentation are being returned to sender at the border Retailers selling to Britain now have to pay customs duties and … Read more Shoppers are being hit by delays and extra fees of up to £5 on fashion items shipped from the EU 

Convicted rapist is one of FIVE men trying to exploit a Brexit ‘loophole’ to avoid extradition

Convicted rapist is one of FIVE men trying to exploit a Brexit ‘loophole’ to avoid extradition Rapist is one of five men trying to exploit Brexit ‘loophole to avoid extradition If successful, could see more suspected criminals released on to the streets  High Court heard there was ‘no power to extradite any individual’ to  an EU … Read more Convicted rapist is one of FIVE men trying to exploit a Brexit ‘loophole’ to avoid extradition

Fears of Northern Ireland-style food shortages amid Brexit chaos

Ministers are drawing up plans to allow supermarket lorries to bypass queues at the Channel ports amid fears of food shortages in the UK. Certain vehicles will be given access to open lanes on the M20 in Kent during delays at the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal in order to cross the Channel, … Read more Fears of Northern Ireland-style food shortages amid Brexit chaos

Coming to a supermarket near you? Retailers fear Northern Ireland-style food shortages

Ministers are drawing up plans to allow supermarket lorries to bypass queues at the Channel ports amid fears of food shortages in the UK. Certain vehicles will be given access to open lanes on the M20 in Kent during delays at the Port of Dover and the Eurotunnel terminal in order to cross the Channel, … Read more Coming to a supermarket near you? Retailers fear Northern Ireland-style food shortages

Senior Tory Steve Baker fires leadership warning at Boris Johnson

Tory revolt over lockdown: Influential backbencher Steve Baker orders Boris to ‘lift restrictions, or face leadership challenge’ as he demands a ‘guarantee’ there won’t be same restrictions ‘next winter’ Steve Baker has written to Tories to urge them to register lockdown opposition He has told Boris Johnson to ditch the strategy of repeated Covid lockdowns  … Read more Senior Tory Steve Baker fires leadership warning at Boris Johnson

Brexit and coronavirus crisis impact UK population growth

UK records first fall in non-UK born and non-British populations in at least a decade following the impact of Brexit and the coronavirus crisis Office for National Statistics published data on UK population by country of birth It showed that the non-UK-born and non-British population have both decreased Fall has been largely attributed to a … Read more Brexit and coronavirus crisis impact UK population growth

Fishermen threaten to dump rotten seafood in Downing Street unless PM sorts Brexit export delays

Furious fishermen threaten to dump rotting seafood in Downing Street unless Boris Johnson sorts out delays to exports since Brexit UK seafood exporters have faced a ‘perfect storm’ of problems since January 1 IT problems, bureaucracy and confusion have all played a part in trade hold-ups Reports made about shellfish rotting in ports meaning they … Read more Fishermen threaten to dump rotten seafood in Downing Street unless PM sorts Brexit export delays

Brexit: Diggers start on another Kent lorry park for customs checks

Work has begun on yet another Kent lorry park as diggers carved up farmland above the White Cliffs of Dover today for a new post-Brexit customs facility. Once complete, the site in Guston, near Dover, will be able to hold 1,200 trucks, should there be delays at the ports similar to those seen last month. … Read more Brexit: Diggers start on another Kent lorry park for customs checks

Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit

Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit as he hints red tape will be slashed to help forge ‘exciting’ future By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 14:57 GMT, 11 January 2021 | Updated: 14:58 GMT, 11 January 2021 Rishi Sunak today hailed the potential for a … Read more Rishi Sunak hails chance of ‘Big Bang 2.0’ for City of London after Brexit