Identity theft is reaching "epidemic levels", according to a fraud prevention group, with victims most likely to be aged in their 30s.
Job opportunities are diminishing, with employers' plans to hire falling to their lowest level in a year as the economic outlook darkens.
The UK government ran a surplus in July for the first time in 15 years, but one-off factors will increase borrowing later in the year, according to official figures published on Tuesday.
The north of England's leaders should "take control" of their own transport networks, Chris Grayling has said. Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the transport secretary said: "The success of northern transport depends on the North itself.
Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd will build 90 low-emission double-deckers to run on one of Mexico's most famous avenues.