Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following an international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data.
Network Rail electrification work near Keynsham, Somerset, on the Great Western mainline. Photograph: Paul Gillis/Rex/Shutterstock.
Retail sales rebounded in June as the sunny weather put consumers in the mood to update their summer wardrobes. Sales rose by 0.6% last month, beating the 0.4% increase forecast by economists and following a sharp 1.1% drop in May, according to the ...
"It's clear we have smashed the ball out of the park with our 'Selfridges' of sport concept," boasted Sports Direct chief executive Mike Ashley to financial analysts, following the release of the company's latest results.
Mario Draghi sent shockwaves through markets with his upbeat speech in Sintra in June, sparking growing speculation that policymakers would soon begin discussing the withdrawal of stimulus.