The strong recovery on Britain’s high streets after last year’s Brexit vote appears to be over, with retail sales figures for the first quarter showing the biggest drop in purchases in the last seven years. The Office for National Statistics said UK retail sales fell 1.4% in the first three months of 2017, the biggest
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A UK law firm handling more than 60 complaints by Iranian nationals who have had their UK bank accounts closed allegedly because of their nationality has reported a continuation in such closures since Donald Trump assumed office. Iranian nationals living legally in the UK often have to go to extra lengths when opening a bank
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After the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team, police followed leads pointing to radical Islam, far-right hooligans and leftwing activists. In the end, their investigations led them to an entirely new category of extremism: terror fuelled by financial greed. On Friday, German police arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national on suspicion of having carried
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At the time of writing, Britain is in a heatwave. While welcome for many, it’s wholly inconvenient for me, because I am now officially in autumn for work, and meant to be writing about heavy foundations, warming scents and thick, unctuous creams to soothe wind-chapped faces. Instead, I’m thinking only of products that will dry
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For an artistically minded couple looking to quit London, it’s easy to see why Ditchling, near Brighton, might fit the bill. An idyllic English village surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs, it also comes with a rich artistic heritage that belies its small size. In the early 20th century, artist Eric Gill
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The dilemma: After my mother passed away recently, it’s been just my older sister, my dad and me. My sister and my dad often have fiery arguments about the overload of responsibilities of the house and they give up on each other. My sister and me don’t feel loved by a father who is himself
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