The truth about American tourists – and why you’ll see a lot more of them this year

The truth about American tourists – and why you’ll see a lot more of them this year

For the new Netflix-reared generation of more engaged travellers, this attitude has taken on a little more nuance. They are still after the ultimate experiences, but rather than a hot chocolate from Harrods it may well be a humble curry house in East London they saw on a food travel show or a fish and … Read more

The truth about American tourists – and why you’ll see a lot more of them this year

The truth about American tourists – and why you’ll see a lot more of them this year

For the new Netflix-reared generation of more engaged travellers, this attitude has taken on a little more nuance. They are still after the ultimate experiences, but rather than a hot chocolate from Harrods it may well be a humble curry house in East London they saw on a food travel show or a fish and … Read more

Landlords will be in the red by the end of the year

Landlords will be in the red by the end of the year

Landlords will be pushed into the red if mortgage rates continue to rise in the coming months, new figures have shown. Half of landlords rely on mortgages and remortgagers have already seen profits eroded by interest rate rises, as the Bank of England fights to curb rampant inflation. Further rate rises will be catastrophic.  An … Read more

When is he officially crowned and what happens next?

When is he officially crowned and what happens next?

Over 8,000 guests from 129 nations travelled to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 but, in contrast, guests at the King’s coronation will be limited to 2,000 to accommodate health and safety restrictions. The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, confirming Charles’s acceptance of becoming King … Read more

Keir Starmer hints Labour could target wealthy with tax increase on stocks and shares  

Keir Starmer hints Labour could target wealthy with tax increase on stocks and shares  

Sir Keir Starmer responded to claims he is “boring” by saying the most exciting thing he has done in his life is witness the birth of his two children. The Labour leader told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Let me tell you the most exciting thing: the birth of my children – it was absolutely … Read more

Prince of Wales has no plans for formal investiture ceremony

Prince of Wales has no plans for formal investiture ceremony

The tradition of an investiture at Caernarfon Castle was revived in 1911 when George V gave the title to his son, Edward. Before then, such a ceremony had not taken place at the castle for several hundred years. The Prince and Princess have made clear that they will do things differently since first being given … Read more

Keir Starmer speech: Labour leader delivers his vision for Britain at party conference

Keir Starmer speech: Labour leader delivers his vision for Britain at party conference

Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, has been given the critical job of teeing up Sir Keir Starmer’s big speech this afternoon.  Mr Streeting is on the morning media round for Labour and he has been arguing that the party is ready for power, claiming it will fix “broken” Britain.  Asked how Sir Keir intends to … Read more

Kwarteng in daily talks with Andrew Bailey amid market turmoil

Kwarteng in daily talks with Andrew Bailey amid market turmoil

5 things to start your day 1)  Markets doubt Bailey can avoid emergency rate rise after plunge in pound The Bank of England Governor has failed to convince traders that action can wait until November after the pound plunged on Monday. 2) Mortgage payments to surge by almost £10,000 a year if interest rates hit 6pc Markets are betting on … Read more

King Charles unveils new personal royal cypher to adorn postboxes and passports

King Charles unveils new personal royal cypher to adorn postboxes and passports

When Oliver Cromwell abolished the monarchy in 1649 and beheaded Charles I, historians feared the crown was lost forever.  Cromwell had ordered that the crown, weighing 7lb 6oz, be melted down, minted and sold as coins. Its 344 precious stones were sold separately while other parts of the crown were passed on intact. The centrepiece … Read more

Banks pull mortgages from sale amid interest rate chaos

Banks pull mortgages from sale amid interest rate chaos

In a pointed reference to market demand for forecasts for the public finances from the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which were not released by Kwasi Kwarteng, the Chancellor, when he announced plans to slash taxes last week, Mr Bailey said: “I welcome the Government’s commitment to sustainable economic growth, and to the role of … Read more