Outdoor products were weaker amid chilly conditions but wallpapers and tools as well as a trend for shed repainting buoyed sales. 08:23, UK, Tuesday 24 May 2016.
Approval for fracking in North Yorkshire has raised the prospect of the controversial technique being allowed at other sites and restarted an intense debate.
Yorkshire and the Humber recorded 83 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2015, which is more than in any year since 1997, according to the EY UK Attractiveness Survey.
Nationwide Building Society, the UK's second largest mortgage lender, has admitted profits will come under pressure in the coming months as competition from rivals heats up.
STOCKHOLM: Streaming leader Spotify said Monday that its losses deepened last year even as the company topped $2 billion in revenue amid the global boom in online music.