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Almost every gauge of British house prices is showing a slowdown. Photograph: iStock

UK house prices grew at their slowest pace in four years in June, adding to signs that the property market is cooling. Prices grew 2.6 per cent compa(...)

Leaving Downing Street: Theresa May on her way to Buckingham Palace on Friday after her party lost its parliamentary majority. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Still sleepy after the Easter bank holiday, Westminster was looking forward to a quiet week on the morning of April 18th when word came that Theresa M(...)

Finbarr Cronin, Wakefield’s Liberal Democrat candidate, says the Conservatives  came into the election relying on the Brexit vote ‘but people have moved on on both sides of the divide’

There are people in Wakefield who have never voted for the British Conservative Party, former coal miners who spit Margaret Thatcher’s name when Anton(...)

Blue Peter presenters  John Noakes, Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves, with the usual canine guests, in August 1968.  Photograph: PA Wire

John Noakes, television presenter, actor and writer, born March 6th, 1934; died May 28th, 2017 In 1977, the television presenter John Noakes, who has(...)

“The three-and-a-half times income ceiling on mortgages means that as house prices go up, the cohort of households that can meet that condition shrinks.” Photograph: Getty Images

After a sustained period of price growth, the UK housing market appears to be in slowdown mode. Leading indices from Halifax and Nationwide recorded p(...)

Gender gap: Irish boardrooms have an 18 per cent female participation rate, compared to 22 per cent in the UK, 34 per cent in France and 16 per cent in the US. Illustration: Getty

The pay gap between men and women in Ireland is 6.5 percentage points wider than it was in 2012, according to new figures. The divide narrowed sligh(...)

Property values in Luton have jumped by nearly a fifth (19.4%) over 2016 and are nearly £42,000 higher typically than a year ago, according to Halifax.  (Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Growth in British house prices picked up speed for the second month in a row in December and a shortage of homes on the market is expected to support(...)

 Frank Worthington in 1973 when he was with Leicester City. Photograph:  PA Wire

Frank Worthington’s daughter has questioned whether heading heavy leather footballs could have played a part in her father developing Alzheimer’s dise(...)

Annual house price growth accelerated to a 10-month high in February, Nationwide Building Society has reported. The average UK house price stood at (...)