MAYOR TELLS EU TO DROP FINANCIAL TAX
Boris Johnson has stepped up London’s opposition to European Union plans for a tax on financial transactions, urging Brussels to drop the proposal “at the earliest opportunity”. The mayor says he is “strongly opposed” to the scheme, which would drive business out of London.
SIRIUS FINDS POTASH UNDER YORKSHIRE
The task of feeding the world’s seven billion people may have got a bit easier after a significant discovery beneath the North Yorkshire Moors. Potash is a key ingredient in fertiliser and as the world’s population has grown demand for the mineral has soared.The price of potash has trebled in the past decade.