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Pound hits highest level since Brexit vote

Sterling has jumped to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote. The surge to almost $ 1.37 came after Bloomberg reported that the Spanish and Dutch finance ministers had agreed to seek a Brexit deal that kept the UK as close to the EU as possible. The pound rose more than 1% to $ 1.3691, its highest level since 24 June 2016. The currency had been trading at about $ 1.50 before the result of the referendum became clear. Later on Friday, sterling gave up some…

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UK manufacturing output at its highest for 10 years

UK manufacturing output is expanding at its fastest rate since early 2008 after recording a seventh consecutive month of growth in November. Renewable energy projects, boats, aeroplanes and cars for export helped make output 3.9% higher in the three months to November than in 2016. Official figures also show industrial output rose by 0.4% in November. Construction output in the three months to November fell by 2%, compared with the previous three months. That was the industry’s biggest quarterly fall since August 2012, with the only bright spot for the…

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Scottish A&E waits at highest level

The number of people waiting more than four hours in Scotland’s accident and emergency units reached record high levels in the last week of the year. The latest weekly figures show that just 78% of patients across Scotland were seen within the target time. This was well below the Scottish government’s 95% target, and the lowest since the weekly figures began in February 2015. In the same week in 2016 there were 92.5% were treated within four hours. In the week before Christmas this year the figure for those being…

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Football Manager 2018 wages: Arsenal’s highest paid players, according to FM18

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Football Manager 2018 is back and that means the quest to lead your team to glory is the only thing occupying your mind for the foreseeable future. Once thought of as just a game, Football Manager is now an accurate representation of the Beautiful Game, with thousands of scouts and researchers playing their part in its creation. But with all the relevant information at their fingertips, which players are believed to be the highest paid at the Emirates? Click the right arrow above to see the…

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Mount Agung: Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Media playback is unsupported on your device Fears of an imminent major eruption of Bali’s Mount Agung have increased and the evacuation zone around the volcano has been widened. The Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert on the island to its highest level. The island’s airport has now closed, leaving many stranded in the tourist hotspot destination. Dark smoke has been seen billowing up to 3,400m (11,150ft) above the mountain’s summit. The National Board for Disaster Management said explosions were being heard 12km (7 miles) from the summit….

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Kendall Jenner is the world's highest paid model

Kendall Jenner has been named the world’s highest paid model by Forbes Magazine, earning $ 22m (£16.6m) in 2017. Jenner, who is part of the Kardashian family, beat Chrissy Teigen, Adriana Lima and Gigi Hadid to the top spot. It was also the first time in 15 years that Gisele Bundchen did not claim the accolade after earning $ 17.5m (£13.2m). Ashley Graham also made the top ten, making her the first plus-sized model to feature on the list. Kendall Jenner At just 22, Kendall Jenner takes the top spot,…

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