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Mark Carney: Household debt and consumer spending a key focus amid rate decision

Mark Carney: Household debt and consumer spending a key focus amid rate decision

In his first major speech of the new year, Mark Carney said household debt and rising consumer credit will be a key issue for the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) as it decides whether or not to hike interest rates. It comes after total household b

22 min. ago in Regional West
 
Car smashes into building in Market Drayton

Car smashes into building in Market Drayton

Emergency services were called to Shropshire Street at around 4.20pm. Three fire crews were sent to the scene from Market Drayton and Wellington. West Mercia Police said a grey Citroen Picasso hit the front of the building, causing substantial damage to

today, 17:47 in Regional West
 
Woman, 65, taken to hospital after cellar fall at Bridgnorth hotel

Woman, 65, taken to hospital after cellar fall at Bridgnorth hotel

The fire service and the ambulance service were sent to the scene at The Black Horse Hotel on Bridge Street, this afternoon. A barmaid, who did not wish to be named, said: "I wasn't around when it happened, everyone who was here has gone with her...

today, 15:47 in Regional West
 
House explosion puts two in hospital with serious injuries, rescue teams say

House explosion puts two in hospital with serious injuries, rescue teams say

Emergency services were called to Blackley, Manchester, just before 12.30pm. A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said two people had been taken to Salford Royal Hospital with what were believed to be serious injuries. Three other people were b

today, 15:38 in Regional West
 
Fiance pushed for sale of property after author's 'disappearance', court told

Fiance pushed for sale of property after author's 'disappearance', court told

Ian Stewart, 56, of Baldock Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, watched a game of bowls and had a Chinese takeaway on the day he is accused of drugging and killing the author, a jury at St Albans Crown Court was told. The 51-year-old writer's body was found du

today, 14:16 in Regional West
 
Complainant 'completely and utterly trapped' during Rolf Harris 'encounter'

Complainant 'completely and utterly trapped' during Rolf Harris 'encounter'

Disabled since birth, she was totally blind and had to walk with a stick when she was allegedly groped by Harris at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977, Southwark Crown Court heard. A subsequent accident has left her now unable to walk and in...

today, 14:16 in Regional West
 
UK theatregoers bag tickets to hotly anticipated musical Hamilton

UK theatregoers bag tickets to hotly anticipated musical Hamilton

Priority seats for the smash hit became available on Monday, 10 months ahead of the show's opening in London in November. Fans, who registered months in advance for the chance to buy early bird tickets, reported a "stressful" time as they...

today, 14:16 in Regional West
 
Man dies after collapsing during walk in Telford

Man dies after collapsing during walk in Telford

Emergency services were called to the Little Dawley Pools, off Holly Road in Dawley, at around 10.30am today. The man had been walking alongside the pools when he collapsed. Despite being given CPR by both services, he could not be saved. He was pronounc

today, 13:54 in Regional West
 
Man injured in targeted gun attack near Glasgow primary school

Man injured in targeted gun attack near Glasgow primary school

Worried parents began arriving at St George's Primary School in the Penilee area of Glasgow as reports of the shooting emerged. Police said a 35-year-old was shot and is being treated in hospital, where his condition is described as stable. The incident

today, 13:25 in Regional West
 
Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool

Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool

The memorial, commissioned by her three sons Robert, Ben and Jack, is situated outside the original entrance to the world famous Cavern Club where the late singer and TV presenter had worked as a cloakroom girl. The ceremony also marked the 60th birthday

today, 13:25 in Regional West
 
Hospital failures blamed for mother's death hours after Caesarean birth

Hospital failures blamed for mother's death hours after Caesarean birth

Frances Cappuccini, 30, died at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury, Kent, shortly after giving birth to her son, Giacomo, by Caesearean section. The school teacher suffered heavy bleeding and was anaesthetised, but went into cardiac arrest and died at 4

today, 13:25 in Regional West
 
Kris Kristofferson to perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

Kris Kristofferson to perform on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

The 80-year-old entertainer's tour listings include Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on June 23 among his other tour dates across Europe and the United States this year. However, a spokesman for the festival said the next official line-up announcement will be

today, 13:25 in Regional West
 

Ewe and new born lambs have lucky escape from barn fire

The animals were given emergency treatment following the fire in Malpas, near Whitchurch. Two fire crews attended the small fire shortly before 3am on Sunday. A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A number of animals were...

today, 12:31 in Regional West
 

Cyclist exposes himself to teenager in Shrewsbury

The 17-year-old girl was walking along Underdale Road around 6pm on Saturday when she was approached by a man riding a silver mountain bike between Cleveland Street and Bradford Street. The man is reported to have exposed himself to her before he cycled

today, 12:31 in Regional West
 

13,000 extra homes could be built in Shropshire within the next 20 years

0 Comments It forms part of the Shropshire Local Plan – Shropshire Council's blueprint for future development and the starting point for planning decisions in the county. The current plan covers the period 2006 to 2026. But to reflect changes in national

today, 11:58 in Regional West
 


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