Lloyds joins crowd with new 40% overdraft rates
22/01/2020 | news | business | 428
Customers will be charged "personalised" overdraft rates of up to 49.9% from April, but most will pay 39.9%.
Brexit bill clears final parliamentary hurdle
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,885
The legislation, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal, now awaits royal assent.
NI target to plant more trees in zero-carbon bid
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 3
NI is the least wooded part of the UK, and one of the least in Europe with tree cover at around 8%.
Ferries are a 'long way off completion', MSPs warned
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 123
Two delayed CalMac ferries are less than half built after an "OK Corral" style stand-off, a Holyrood inquiry hears.
Exam appeal costs 'not putting students off'
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 2
The exams agency says there is no evidence that charges are "a disincentive" to state school pupils.
The drive to stop plastic pollution growing in new forests
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 32
Hundreds of thousands of plastic tubes are used to protect saplings - but the industry wants to reduce their impact.
'Failing' rail firm faces public ownership
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 283
The government reveals South Western Railway's franchise is "not sustainable in the long term".
Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 1,659
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
Corporation tax cut 'not dead and gone' says Dodds
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 47
However, the economy minister says the most pressing issue is to look at how Brexit will impact NI.
Nandy joins Starmer on Labour leadership ballot
22/01/2020 | news | politics | 1,282
The Wigan MP receives backing from Chinese for Labour, meaning she joins Sir Keir in the final round.
Tesco Bank to create 100 tech jobs in Edinburgh
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 24
The jobs boost is part of a wider investment in the company's online banking operation.
NI's five main parties want MLA pay rise deferred
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 158
Party leaders ask Assembly Commission to halt £1,000 rise until decision to award it is reviewed.
UK to monitor China flights as virus precaution
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 141
Precautionary measures will apply to flights from Wuhan to Heathrow, the government says.
GM's Cruise unveils its first driverless vehicle
22/01/2020 | news | technology | 165
The launch comes six months after Cruise delayed its self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco.
UK told to 'hold fire' on April tech tax
21/01/2020 | news | business | 772
The OECD has said the UK should wait for a global agreement on taxing technology firms.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 880
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Council backs £500m plan to regenerate Belfast
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 13
Tribeca developer revised plans for the Cathedral Quarter, but it still faces opposition.
Super-rich elites making London 'off-limits'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 76
Moving to London is unaffordable for those from poorer backgrounds, says social mobility report.
Mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change
21/01/2020 | news | science | 529
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.
Police must 'think differently' due to austerity
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 18
Effort needs to go into crime prevention as the cost of reacting is too much, a chief constable says.
Young people's career aspirations 'disconnected'
21/01/2020 | news | education | 437
Five times as many want to work in art, entertainment and sport as there are jobs, a study suggests.
Parking bans and clean air: The cities going green
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 152
How the clampdown on emissions is driving radical change in Scotland's busiest areas.