Ben Stokes and Joe Root in fancy dress get up as England squad enjoy team bonding trip ahead of Ashes series 

China climate change plan unveiled

China – the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases – has announced details of its climate action plan. The office of Prime Minister Li Kegiang said that emissions “will peak by around 2030” and China would [...]

‘Leap second’ set to delay midnight

Leap seconds help keep atomic time in sync with Earth’s rotation; but also cause their own problems Midnight will come later tonight as for the first time in three years [...]

Climate change ‘action needed’

More UK homes will be at flood risk in the future The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impact of climate change, the government has been warned. Ministers should focus [...]

Solar plane passes ‘no return’ point

The plane has a bigger wingspan than a jumbo jet but is incredibly light A solar-powered plane has passed the “point of no return” in its second bid at making a record-breaking [...]

UK’s economic growth revised up

Construction output did not fall as much as previously estimated, the ONS said. The UK economy grew faster than previously estimated in the first three months of the year, figures [...]

Greece ‘holds last-minute debt talks’

Queues continued to form outside banks in Greece on Tuesday The Greek government is in last-minute talks over whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its [...]

Eurozone inflation slows to 0.2%

Rising food prices were one factor keeping inflation positive The eurozone’s inflation rate dipped slightly from 0.3% in May to 0.2% in June, according to official figures. [...]

Greek worries continue to hit FTSE

(Noon): Shares in London and across Europe have continued to fall, with Greece expected to fail to make a payment to the IMF. Greece’s bailout deal ends on Tuesday, as it faces a deadline to repay a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) loan [...]

Don’t harm EU talks, business warned

Sajid Javid has urged business groups to help the government get a better deal for the UK in the EU by not making up their minds on the referendum yet. In a speech on Monday the business secretary said the CBI wanted Britain to stay in the [...]