Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says chance of deal has increased
Top EU officials have expressed optimism that a Brexit deal can be struck by the end of the year.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, said the chance of the UK and the EU reaching a deal has increased in the last few days and could be agreed by November.
Meanwhile, European Council President Donald Tusk said an agreement was possible by the end of 2018.
Facebook UK tax bill jumps to £15m as Chancellor prepares tech tax crackdown
Facebook has recorded soaring revenues in the UK as the tax affairs of Silicon Valley firms come under increasing scrutiny.
According to accounts filed this week, the US tech giant reported increased revenues and profits. Facebook boosted its UK revenues to £1.26bn for the year ending December 2017, up from £842m in the previous 12 months. The social networking giant's UK profits increased from £58.5m to £62m.
The company’s corporate tax bill, which has long been scrutinised by MPs and consumer groups, jumped from just £5.1m to £15.8m.
UK weather forecast: -3C Arctic FREEZE TONIGHT before bizarre tropical 'battle' next week
CHAOS caused by Hurricane Leslie in the Atlantic will see temperatures plunge to -3C this weekend before a freak weather pattern with the arrival of an Arctic blast and tropical air next week.
The UK is bracing itself for a dramatic temperature plunge below freezing following a week of warm weather across the country.
Regions in the south of the UK saw highs of 21C yesterday, as large parts of the country basked in unexpected sunshine.