Brexit nerves set pound on track for biggest monthly drop in a year

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire Brexit nerves set pound on track for biggest monthly drop in a year Farming Independent The pound held near a four-month low against the dollar and the euro on Thursday as investors remained sidelined amid the contest to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May. https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/agri-business/agri-food/brexit-nerves-set-pound-on-track-for-biggest-monthly-drop-in-a-year-38164174.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37803213.ece/c495d/AUTOCROP/h342/CITY%20Pound%20085.jpg Email The pound held near a …

Train delays cause British rail passengers to lose four million hours in just one year

Rail passengers lost around four million hours to delayed trains last year, according to new research. Eighty trains a day were “significantly delayed” – by at least 29 minutes – in 2018, Which? claimed in its latest findings. This amounted to 3.9 million hours of delays affecting 8.1 million passenger journeys in total. We’ll tell …

Angelina Jolie visits Mosul a year after liberation from ISIS: ‘Worst devastation I’ve seen’ – National

The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday. The Hollywood actress was visiting the Domiz Camp, in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which is home to 33,000 Syrian refugees …

Home sales hit 5-year low in May, prices down 6.4 per cent since a year ago – National

The volume of homes sold in Canada continued to slide, hitting a five-year low in May, data released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) on Friday shows. Activity was virtually unchanged compared with April, with sales edging down 0.1 per cent, month over month. Actual, non-seasonally adjusted home sales dropped 16.7 per cent in …

A year later, horrific Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people, still haunts London – National

In the shadow of London’s Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that …