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UK house prices rise, broad picture still weak – Halifax

FILE PHOTO: Estate agent’s signs hang from houses in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham, Britain September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose more than expected in December but the property market remains subdued ahead of Brexit, mortgage lender Halifax said on Tuesday. House prices rose 2.2 percent, more than…


Anna Soubry: 50 MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit protesters chant ‘Nazi and scum’ at Conservative MP Anna Soubry More than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain’s largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.Writing to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick, the MPs cited “serious concerns” about the…


5 ways the UK’s health plan falls flat

There’s life beyond Brexit, according to the U.K. government. No one else seems convinced. Prime Minister Theresa May visited a hospital in Liverpool on Monday to lead a carefully choreographed announcement of the new 10-year plan for the National Health Service. Designed to show the government is capable of doing more than just leaving the…