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Image caption, Some of the first commuters told the BBC they had been waiting years for this moment More than 130,000 passengers piled aboard the first trains running on the new £18.9bn Elizabeth li… [+6337 chars]
What is it with the offices at Credit Suisse? Do they not have sufficient free food? Are they lacking wellness zones? Don't they have the sort of infusion of natural light that makes Goldman Sachs' n… [+6776 chars]
The first trains have started operating on London's long-awaited Elizabeth line. It will slash many journey times in the capital but is three-and-a-half years late and £4bn over budget. It stretche… [+2444 chars]
Millions of people in the UK can now apply to get a free £6,000 payment from the government towards home upgrades. To get the cash, you'll need to own your own home and live in England or Wales. It … [+3188 chars]
The new Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years is the most powerful version of the Golf ever put into production. As the name suggests, it has been built to celebrate 20 years of Volkswagen's R performance divi… [+1865 chars]
More than a fifth of households in Great Britain say they are struggling to make ends meet as the price of the weekly grocery shop rises 7%, the highest level of inflation in 13 years. Nine in 10 pe… [+2515 chars]
NS&I's Ian Ackerley said the new rate would ensure the Bonds were "priced appropriately" when compared to the interest rates offered by other savings providers.  The average easy-access savings … [+737 chars]
Take-Two has now completed its eye-catching $12.7bn purchase of Zynga, the mobile and social games maker behind hits such as Farmville, CSR Racing and Words with Friends. The deal was first announce… [+1554 chars]
The owner of Wagamama, Frankie & Bennys and Chiquito expects food and drink inflation to reach as much as 10% this year, double the rate predicted just two months ago, as the war in Ukraine disru… [+2011 chars]
Fascist fashion items can help promote and provide funds for extremist groups. In some instances, it appears, their sale relies upon key services provided by prominent businesses that have policies a… [+25763 chars]
Good morning. We start the day with a stark warning from Grant Shapps over the potential fallout from the food crisis. The Transport Minister said the world could suffer "a lot of hunger and even f… [+2161 chars]
Supermarket giant Iceland has issued a notice to anybody who shops in its stores across the UK. It has been announced that rules around packing your shopping have been changed. From now on, staff w… [+4678 chars]
The UK government debated slashing fuel duty and VAT by 40% for two years in a session at the House of Commons yesterday (23 May). Read the full report on the House of Commons debate here. A petiti… [+2288 chars]
Priti Patel's landlord parents have overpriced three freehold properties by tens of thousands of pounds forcing leaseholders who want to buy them to take them to a tribunal, we can reveal. A Mirror … [+4833 chars]
The UK economy has almost ground to a halt in the face of soaring inflation, according to an influential survey. It was found that private sector growth slumped this month as the cost-of-living cris… [+6185 chars]
Grocery inflation has hit its highest level in 13 years - with almost a quarter of shoppers struggling to make ends meet, according to closely-watched industry data. Kantar Worldpanel said its measu… [+3438 chars]
A 70-strong eco-mob has hijacked a meeting of top Shell executives in central London today by singing their own rendition of Queen's hit song We Will Rock You, before telling shareholders: 'We will d… [+13925 chars]
The son of a Russian billionaire sanctioned for supporting the dictator who runs Belarus has been linked to a £160m portfolio of London properties. Said Gutseriev, a 34-year-old businessman with Bri… [+7412 chars]
Elizabeth line: Passengers relish chance to ride new service - BBC
BBC News - May 24, 2022
Image caption, Some of the first commuters told the BBC they had been waiting years for this moment More than 130,000 passengers piled aboard the first trains running on the new £18.9bn Elizabeth li…
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