Bank surprises on Interest rates......................

UK interest rates have been kept on hold at 0.25%, but in a surprise move three of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee backed a rate rise. The 5-3 vote by the Bank's policymakers was the closest for a rate rise since 2007, and comes with inflation close to a four...


Housing Minister loses his seat...............

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has lost his Croydon Central seat to Labour in an astonishing turnaround in fortunes for the 45-year-old, who has only been Minister for Housing, Planning and Minister for London at the Department of Communities and Local Government for a year...