Britain is expected to experience one of the driest autumns on record, according to figures from the Met Office. This summer was the wettest on record in England and Wales, with 387.6mm.
London has overtaken Tokyo as one of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, research has shown. The survey studied 125 economic factors, including meals in restaurants, luxury goods and groceries.
Chancellor Alistair Darling is to unveil concessions to the changes in capital gains tax announced in last month’s pre budget report. Mr Darling will appear before the annual conference of the CBI today to confirm he is considering the changes various industry group have suggested.
British Airways has scrapped a 3.4 billion euro bid for Iberia. BA had a deadline of midnight yesterday to decide whether to excercise its right of first refusal on a stake in Iberia.
A survivor of the sunken Explorer ship has described the hours spent in the freezing cold, not knowing if they would be rescued. Mandy Flood, from the Isles of Scilly, said her husband Bob believed they could die of hypothermia.
More than 70 police were injured in a night of riots in Parisian suburbs. Angry youths threw stones and bottles at officers as the riots spread to other suburbs.