For all those shoppers who feel chocolate bars, cartons of drink, toilet rolls and countless other products have been getting smaller, now comes official confirmation.
Electric vehicles, battery storage and “smart” household appliances could save billions of pounds in energy costs by 2050 by helping to smooth supply and demand and avoid costly upgrades to electricity networks, according to the government.
A Tesco delivery van drives through the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Photograph: Drew Buckley/REX/Shutterstock. Tesco. Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK.
Chris Grayling: 'I am a supporter of Crossrail 2 but given its price tag we have to ensure that we get this right.' Photograph: Mark Thomas/Rex/Shutterstock.
Budget airline Ryanair says it has made a "non-binding offer" for loss-making Italian carrier Alitalia. In May, Alitalia filed to be put into special administration for the second time since 2008.