Britain on brink of recession, warns OECD

One of the effects Brits felt the most was the rise in fuel prices, as the cost of filling up a full tank skyrocketed to £100.

Petrol costs rose by more than 2p in just 24 hours as the average pump price hit 180.73p a liter yesterday, up from 178.50p on Monday, the biggest daily increase in 17 years.

The AA is clear about who it believes is to blame for this runaway inflation.

No, it’s not Vladimir Putin or the Bank of England, but their rival RAC, which they accuse of “reckless speculation” on rising prices. Here’s why.

rail strikes

Don’t worry, I hear you say I’ll switch to public transport to avoid those pesky rising gas prices.

Well, that doesn’t look very appealing either, as more than 50,000 workers from National Rail and 13 other operators are due to go on strike on June 21st, coinciding with a London Tube strike, and another 40,000 union members who will be on strike on June 23rd. and will go on strike June 25 .

Only a fifth of long-distance rail services are expected to be operational during the three-day strike period.

These are the rail links that will be disrupted.

However, railway workers should perhaps be wary of the possible unintended consequences of their actions.

A major study has found that most Londoners believe they will never return to the office full-time.

The main reason given was the reluctance to travel during rush hour. I wonder why?

Blame Covid rules

No problem, we can leave the UK for a holiday and forget about all the cost of living worries.

Hmm… about it. The UK has just endured one of its worst weeks of travel chaos in living memory, as airports nearly ground to a halt, hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands of holidays were lost, ruined or delayed.

The travel industry has just seven weeks to pull itself together before the school holidays.

Here are five things industry leaders need to fix now to avoid a summer of chaos.

The Transport Select Committee chairman tried to shed some light on the struggles the passengers were facing.

Huw Merriman said coronavirus rules introduced from abroad were responsible for delays at major UK airports. Here are the regulations that staff must enforce.

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One person is dead and at least eight others injured after a car drove into a crowd and then smashed a shop window in West Berlin. The Renault vehicle is said to have hit people around 10.30 a.m. next to the war-damaged Memorial Church, one of the city’s most famous landmarks near Breitscheidplatz. A 29-year-old man with dual German-Armenian citizenship, believed to be the driver, was arrested, Berlin police said. Actor John Barrowman, who was at the scene at the time of the incident, said it was “really pretty bad”. Pictures and videos show the emergency services on site.

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