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Kwarteng confirms new emergency plan as pound plunges and BoE hints at interest rate surge

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced plans for another emergency fiscal statement as the Bank of England warned it could rachet up interest rates.The...

Pound slump sparks calls to Bank of England for emergency talks as soon as possible

It comes after the BoE launched another 0.5 percentage point interest rate hike to 2.25 percent on Thursday and warned the UK could...

Wine, beer and cider price rises scrapped by Kwasi Kwarteng in emergency budget

Kwasi Kwarteng has scrapped planned hikes in alcohol duty in his mini-budget, adding it is part of a "drive to modernise". The Chancellor told...

Asda emergency: Bomb squad deployed to major supermarket as staff and shoppers evacuated

The bomb squad has been deployed to an Asda supermarket in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent after staff and customers were evacuated following reports of a...

China in crisis as Xi warned of health emergency from 'hidden epidemics’

Experts have raised the alarm over a frenzy of 'hidden epidemics' in China which are threatening to kill tens of millions of people...

Greater Manchester emergency: Police, paramedics and forensics on scene as area cordoned

Emergency services, including paramedics, forensics officers and plain-clothes police, have swarmed to a Rochdale housing estate, with a cordon in place. A large...