‘Another record year’ for Black Friday sales anticipated

Black Friday has kicked off the predicted biggest ever weekend of shopping in the UK with consumers expected to spend almost £8 billion on deals over the next four days.

A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base as hopes of finding the submarine dwindle (Esteban Felix/AP)

Gavin Williamson offers condolences to Argentina after submarine explosion fears

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has offered Britain’s “sincerest condolences” to Argentina amid fears that all 44 crew members on a missing submarine have died.

A lorry drives through flood water under a bridge in Galgate, Lancashire (Peter Byrne/PA)

Dozens rescued as heavy rain sparks widespread flooding

More than 70 people have been rescued in north Lancashire as heavy rain caused widespread flooding and travel disruption across north-west England and North Wales.

Diesel usage

UK vehicles using twice as much diesel as petrol

Vehicles in the UK are using twice as much diesel as petrol, figures show.

Philip Hammond ahead of yesterday's Budget (Yui Mok/PA)

Workers face ‘two lost decades without earnings growth’

Britain’s national debt may not return to pre-financial crisis levels until “well past the 2060s”, on the basis of projections released with Wednesday’s Budget, a respected economic thinktank has warned.

Alan and Brian Stannah at Buckingham Palace (John Stillwell/PA)

Stairlift to heaven: Stannah brothers delighted to receive MBEs from Charles

The famous Stannah stairlift has helped earn brothers Brian and Alan Stannah MBEs awarded by the Prince of Wales.

A set of medals that were awarded to Vice Admiral Gordon Campbell sold for a world record price (PA)

War hero’s ancestor buys Victoria Cross and other medals for record £840,000

The ancestor of a war hero has bought his great-uncle’s Victoria Cross and other medals for £840,000 so they can be shared with the public.

Snow in Sheriffmuir, near Dunblane (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Rain, rescues and snow: key figures as the weather turns

Heavy rain has battered northern England and Wales, leaving scores of people requiring rescue.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond visit Leeds College of Building (Owen Humphreys/PA)

PM says Hammond did ‘very good job’ with Budget

Theresa May has insisted that Chancellor Philip Hammond’s job is safe after a “very good” Budget.

What the papers say - November 24

What the papers say – November 24

Dissection of the Budget continues on some of Friday’s front pages, while speculation over a possible royal announcement also gets attention.

CCTV footage of the moped gang during the raid on the 3 store in High Street, Walthamstow (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Moped ‘smash-and-grab’ gang carried out 17 burglaries across London

CCTV of a moped gang smashing their way into a mobile phone shop in a spree of raids has been released by police.

Minister Theresa May arrives for an Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels (Virginia Mayo/AP)

Theresa May urges EU to move on to ‘next stage’ of Brexit negotiations

Theresa May has issued a fresh call for European Union leaders to move on to the “next stage” in the Brexit negotiations.

Bank of England quarterly Inflation Report and interest rate decision

Bank of England pay gap caused by shortage of women in senior roles

The Bank of England has defended its efforts to boost diversity despite unveiling a gender pay gap of 21%.

Theresa May's Conservatives led the way in party donations for Q3 (Joe Giddens/PA)

Donations to Tories in quarter greater than those to all other parties

Donations to the Conservatives in three months to the end of September outstripped those to all the other political parties, according to the latest official figures.

Theresa May welcomed Jean-Claude Juncker to Downing Street earlier in the year ( John Stillwell/PA)

Theresa May to meet Jean-Claude Juncker in bid to move Brexit process on

Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker next month as she steps up efforts to secure a breakthrough in the Brexit process.

Emile Cilliers outside Winchester Crown Court (Ben Birchall/PA)

Sergeant faces retrial as jury fails to reach verdict in parachute sabotage case

An Army sergeant is to face a retrial on charges of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute after the first jury failed to reach verdicts.

Philip Hammond committed funding of £2.8bn to the NHS in England (Peter Byrne/PA)

NHS must do more to reduce waste, says Philip Hammond

The NHS needs to do more to cut waste and put funding back into frontline care, Philip Hammond said following criticism that his Budget did not allocate enough to England’s health service.

The scene after a brawl in Liverpool's Concert Square (@itsleaaaah/Twitter/PA)

More than 20 German men arrested after violent street brawl in Liverpool

Police have now arrested more than 20 German men in connection with a violent brawl which broke out in Liverpool, leaving one man critically injured.

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons (PA)

John McDonnell slams Tory ‘abuse’ of Jeremy Corbyn during Budget response

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has accused the Tories of subjecting Jeremy Corbyn to “derision and abuse” following Philip Hammond’s Budget speech.

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Universal Credit claimants will be supported over Christmas, says Gauke

Universal Credit (UC) claimants will not be left penniless over Christmas, the Work and Pensions Secretary said as he defended a £1.5 billion reform package announced in the Budget.

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