Labor is poised to take advantage of the shake-up in London’s constituencies

Labor is poised to take advantage of the shake-up in London’s constituencies

L abour is set to benefit from a reshuffle of constituencies in London, strengthening the party’s stronghold in the capital. Proposed boundary changes, due to come into effect next year ahead of a likely election in 2024, mean the city will gain two brand new MPs – increasing London’s representation in Parliament from 73 seats … Read more

Persimmon predicts a fall in house prices

Persimmon predicts a fall in house prices

ISLAND n of Britain’s biggest developers predicted a fall in house prices next year as rising interest rates, the cost of living crisis and a likely recession bite into the market. Persimmon predicted “a deterioration in average selling prices”, although it said the “recent and rapid change in market conditions” meant it was too early … Read more

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will have another reason to celebrate the coronation of King Charles IIIfor the government has declared a special holiday on the occasion. The feast day will be Monday, May 8, capping a three-day weekend beginning with the coronation. The coronation of Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was also … Read more

London tech firm Worldr is raising £10m to help bankers text securely over WhatsApp

London tech firm Worldr is raising £10m to help bankers text securely over WhatsApp

ONE The London tech company has raised nearly £10m in funding to help develop software to bolster security for messaging apps amid intense scrutiny over how bankers and financiers in the City use Whatsapp to handle sensitive data. Worldr’s software helps organizations maintain data sovereignty over information shared on communication and collaboration platforms such as … Read more

Backstreet Boys pay emotional tribute to “our little brother” Aaron Carter during concert in London

Backstreet Boys pay emotional tribute to “our little brother” Aaron Carter during concert in London

The Backstreet Boys paid an emotional tribute to Aaron Carter, the younger brother of group member Nick Carter, during their concert in London on Sunday. The younger Carter was found dead Saturday in a California home. “The next song is about family,” band member Kevin Richardson said as the group performed at London’s O2 Arena. … Read more

BOE Chief Economist Pill suggests traders’ expectations of rate hikes are wrong

BOE Chief Economist Pill suggests traders’ expectations of rate hikes are wrong

LONDON – The Bank of England remains committed to its “key target” of bringing down inflation, but hopes markets will “re-anchor” their interest rate expectations, chief economist Huw Pill told CNBC on Friday. The central bank raised interest rates by 75 basis points on Thursday, its biggest single increase since 1989, warning of a protracted … Read more

Trainline expects a busy Christmas season in London

Trainline expects a busy Christmas season in London

H open to strong London-bound Christmas tourist traffic and demand for new digital season tickets helped Trainline keep its annual guidance on track today as it returned to first-half profit. Jody Ford, chief executive, told The Standard that demand for festive season travel was “good” and “healthy”, with some routes already “north of 90%” of … Read more

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after Fed hikes, ahead of BoE

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after Fed hikes, ahead of BoE

London shares were set to fall at the open on Thursday, building on a weak US session after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points overnight, striking a hawkish note on the outlook. The FTSE 100 was called to open 34 points lower at 7,110, with the Bank of England’s latest interest … Read more

Why hasn’t this pink McLaren vehicle been moved outside this London hotel for two years?

Why hasn’t this pink McLaren vehicle been moved outside this London hotel for two years?

A pink mystery: People left baffled by a shiny McLaren sports car parked in the same spot outside a top London hotel for TWO YEARS LadBible reported that the lively car has gone viral on social media The car is parked outside St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Londoners claim it has been there since the beginning … Read more