DUP MP Sammy Wilson has accused Northern Ireland’s top civil servant of having a political motive for warning against a no-deal Brexit.
The pound rallied to a four-week high on Tuesday following reports that Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could be delayed.
London’s top-flight stocks were bolstered by a weaker pound and upbeat global markets on Friday, as progress appeared to be made in trade relations between the US and China.
Top-flight shares in London ended the day lower on Wednesday, with consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser among the biggest fallers after the announcement of its chief executive’s departure.
A no-deal Brexit could prove to be good news for many Scottish farmers, according to a leading rural adviser.
Sterling was higher on Friday as the UK economy kept up with expectations, but uncertainty still hovered over the markets after a rough week.
A major Fife pallet firm has warned of rising timber prices as the weakness of Sterling continues.
London’s blue chip index edged out of the red on Thursday as US president Donald Trump played down the prospect of an attack in Syria.
A petition has been launched to get the Bank of England to remove the tallow from their fivers.
Almost two-thirds of Scots would want to keep the pound in an independent Scotland, according to a new poll.