The number of cars built in the UK last month rose by almost 8% compared with July 2016, new figures show. Just over 136,000 vehicles were made in British factories, up 7.8% on July last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.
Dixons Carphone says that its annual pre-tax profit is now expected to reach between �360m to �440m compared to �501m in the previous financial year.
Northern politicians have accused the government of treating the region with contempt as an escalating dispute over transport spending overshadowed a visit by Theresa May to the region.
Royal Mail is beginning trials in London of nine fully electric vans with ranges of up to 100 miles. The vehicles, which come in various sizes, will distribute post from the central London depot.
The old pound will cease to be legal tender in less than eight weeks' time. Firms mistakenly returning its 12-sided replacement (Liam McBurney/PA).