VinFast Posts Rise in Auto Sales in May


VinFast Posts Rise in Auto Sales in May

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnamese auto-maker VinFast Trading and Production LLC still enjoyed a month-on-month increase of 5 percent in sales in May, to 2,855 vehicles. As a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, it sold 1,868 Fadil, 457 Lux A2.0, and 530 Lux SA2.0 models. It has sold some 12,421 of the…

No bars and river views: Inside UK’s new £250M privately-run prison


No bars and river views: Inside UK’s new £250M privately-run prison

The UK’s first privately run mega-prison is getting close to completion, with new pictures showing how it looks inside. HMP Five Wells is intended to modernise the traditional prison image, with no bars on the windows and shorter corridors. It is meant to have more of a focus on rehabilitation, with those living there Category…

UK house prices rise at fastest rate since 2014


UK house prices rise at fastest rate since 2014

UK house prices have risen by their fastest annual rate in seven years, driven by demand for bigger homes outside the city and a temporary stamp duty holiday, according to the Nationwide Building Society. The UK Nationwide house price index rose 1.8 per cent in May compared with the previous month, bringing the average house…

Cambridge to play host to electric driverless bus trial


Cambridge to play host to electric driverless bus trial

British autonomous vehicle company Aurrigo has officially begun trials of its Auto-Shuttle in the English city of Cambridge, which will play host to three of the company’s 10-seat autonomous shuttle vehicles in a country first test of autonomous driving. The Coventry-based developer announced last week that three of its Auto-Shuttles will begin trials in Cambridge…

Brits spent £1.2BILLION going out on the first weekend of full reopening


Brits spent £1.2BILLION going out on the first weekend of full reopening

Britons spent an estimated £1.2billion at pubs, restaurants and cafes as they celebrated the first weekend of indoor hospitality in more than five months. Some 46.6million people are thought to have headed out between last Friday and Sunday, with Saturday being the peak day as 18.3million people spent £426million. On the first weekend that punters…

UK House Price Index: House Prices Hit 5 Year High


UK House Price Index: House Prices Hit 5 Year High

British house prices increased last month at the fastest annual rate for five years, helped by finance minister Rishi Sunak’s extension of tax cut for buyers, mortgage lender Halifax said on Monday. House prices rose by 8.2% in annual terms in April, Halifax said, the biggest gain since April 2016 and following a 6.5% increase…

Reopening Optimism to Drive GBP Higher


Reopening Optimism to Drive GBP Higher

Britain’s pound held in a tight range on Monday, trading just shy of US$1.42 as analysts set their eyes on an address by four policymakers from the Bank of England to a parliamentary sub-committee, Reuters reports. Gains in recent weeks have brought the pound back within touching distance of a nearly three-year high of US$1.4240…

Perfectly preserved 400-year-old butterfly found inside a book in Cambridge Library


Perfectly preserved 400-year-old butterfly found inside a book in Cambridge Library

A butterfly that could be almost 400 years old has been discovered pressed between the pages of an ancient library book at Cambridge University. The perfectly preserved specimen, thought to be a small tortoiseshell, was found inside a copy of England’s earliest insect book, Theatre of Insects, published in 1634. The butterfly could be as old…

60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in UK


60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in UK

Over 60 million doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine have been administered, with 37.9 million people receiving at least one jab. Around 72% of UK adults have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the latest figures published today (Sunday 23 May) show. Health services across the UK have now administered a total of…

Coronavirus: flights from Britain to Hong Kong set to resume this week
for first time since Christmas cut-off


Coronavirus: flights from Britain to Hong Kong set to resume this weekfor first time since Christmas cut-off

Hong Kong will resume passenger flights from Britain this week for the first time since December 25, the Post has learned. Authorities are poised to remove the harsh Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed on Britain which stopped passenger flights from the country entirely. A source familiar with the situation said the flights would be resumed this week, explaining the decision…