Cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ben Stokes’ defence barrister told the jury he had acted “to defend himself or in defence of another” England cricketer Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray after a fight near a Bristol nightclub. The Durham all-rounder, 27, denied the charge following the fracas between a group […]

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975

Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June – the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. They also show a rise in productivity, but a slowdown in wage growth. Wages, excluding bonuses, grew by 2.7% in […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmed police responded after a vehicle crashed into security barriers Two people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. Officers were seen surrounding the vehicle before a man was arrested, shortly after 07:30 BST. Cyclists were hit in the […]

US pushes back on foreign takeover deals

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump signed a military spending bill that includes tougher measures on foreign investment The US has passed a new law that strengthens the government’s power to review – and potentially block – business deals involving foreign firms. US President Donald Trump signed the bill, which is part of […]

Pension scam victims ‘lost £91,000 each’

Image copyright FCA Image caption A new TV advert shows how a fraudster might spend someone else’s savings Pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 each as fraudsters see the potential for looting savings pots. One victim, Jennifer Ringstead, who lost over £50,000, said she was “angry” she had not been compensated and would […]