BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
It’s a scorching hot day in December and Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue from UB40 are at Mary’s Shack – a ramshackle hut that looks out over a sweeping white beach and turquoise sea, and one of Antigua’s most famous...
Political leaders from all parties have rallied behind The Independent’s Christmas Appeal to help feed hungry schoolchildren. For the Government, Education Secretary Justine Greening said donations would make “a real difference” to the prospects of needy youngsters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the...
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke licence for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The move is the...
Theresa May, together with her Government, “confuses the hell” out of the European Union and needs to “get unified” if it wants to succeed in Brexit negotiations, according to the head of the UK’s main business association. The damning appraisal by Paul Drechsler,...
IMAX is close to sealing a deal that could see it open cinemas in Saudi Arabia. The cinema technology firm’s chief executive Richard Gelfond said that he hopes to open up to 20 theatres in the conservative country within three years.  “We’ve heard...
The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the UK's outlook is gloomy due to Brexit. The ECB's latest forecast for growth in 2017 is 2.4 per...
Tony Martin, the four-time time trial world champion, has launched a stinging attack on cycling’s governing body over what he sees as preferential treatment given to Team Sky and Chris Froome in the wake of his abnormal test result. On Wednesday it was revealed...
Retail sales jumped unexpectedly in November, reflecting Black Friday bargain hunting by shoppers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that sales volumes were up 1.1 per cent in the month, well ahead of the 0.4 per cent that City of London analysts...
Let's be honest: Doug Jones is likely to be a three-year senator. I don't want to rain on the winner's parade. The former US attorney, lifted from hopeless to victory by the accumulating flaws of his opponent, is the first Democrat in...