Inflation held steady in May, despite surging oil prices due to tensions in the Middle East.
A “defenceless” 90-year-old woman is seriously ill in hospital after being subjected to a violent assault in her own bed.
The FTSE 100 ended in positive territory on Wednesday as miners led London’s top flight higher.
The FTSE 100 ended the week on the front foot as a political breakthrough in Italy helped markets look through the continued threat of a global trade war.
The pound tumbled to a five-month low on Wednesday after inflation fell to its lowest level for more than a year, knocking chances of an imminent rise in interest rates.