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Hot summer gives boost to UK economy

Hot summer gives boost to UK economy

Business
The UK economy grew by 0.7% in the three months to August, buoyed by the hot summer, the Office for National Statistics said.But the ONS said that in August, GDP growth was flat. Economists had predicted 0.1% growth.The three-month measure was the fastest pace of growth since February 2017, economists said.The ONS's head of GDP, Rob Kent-Smith, said the economy had "continued to rebound strongly after a weak spring".He said "retail, food and drink production and house building all performing particularly well during the hot summer months"."However, long-term growth continues to lag behind its historical trend," Mr Kent-Smith added. The ONS has introduced monthly measures of GDP and provides three-month rolling growth figu...
Kourtney Kardashian gives Kim a run for her money in minuscule bikini

Kourtney Kardashian gives Kim a run for her money in minuscule bikini

Entertainment
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was branded a “f*****g clown” in Sunday night’s episode of the show by younger sister Kim Kardashian, 37.But the mum-of-three was far from clowning around when she stripped down to a teeny two-piece over the weekend.The 39-year-old looked sensational as she donned skimpy monochrome swimwear.Kourtney’s black-and-white ensemble showed off her killer curves in all their glory, as she posed poolside.Related Articles “Naturally beautiful” Instagram user Kourtney looked incredible as she went for a makeup-free look, simply framing her face with angular sunglasses.She captioned the snap: “Sometimes you just need a day away.”And her fans certainly wished Kourtney...
Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Breida gives 49ers hope for ground game

Sports
The San Francisco 49ers entered the season with some questions about their ground game after starting running back Jerick McKinnon suffered an ACL injury in practice before the season began. Some of those concerns were allayed in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions. Matt Breida took control of the Niners ground game with 138 yards on just 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 66-yard touchdown dash that extended San Francisco's lead to 27-13. It was Breida's first career 100-yard rushing performance and his 12.5 yards per carry ranks third in franchise history (minimum 10 attempts) for single-game rushing average. "The way you have days like that is when you get those opportunities and you turn them into home runs," said head coach Kyle Shanahan. "He got that one (66-yard...
Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Rashford gives England win over Swiss in scrappy friendly

Sports
England returned to winning ways after three successive defeats as Marcus Rashford's second-half volley gave them victory over Switzerland in a scrappy and subdued friendly at Leicester's King Power Stadium.Manager Gareth Southgate made nine changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Spain in the Uefa Nations League game at Wembley on Saturday - and for long periods it showed.Switzerland were the better side in the first half and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri should have given them the lead early on, only to strike the post after England goalkeeper Jack Butland's poor clearance played James Tarkowski into trouble. England, as they had to do, improved after the break and the decisive goal came in th...
Facebook gives users trustworthiness score

Facebook gives users trustworthiness score

Technology
Facebook has confirmed that it has started scoring some of its members on a trustworthiness scale.The Washington Post revealed that the social network had developed the system over the past year.The tech firm says it has been developed to help handle reports of false news on its platform, but it has declined to reveal how the score is calculated or the limits of its use.Critics are concerned that users have no apparent way to obtain their rating.The BBC understands that at present only Facebook's misinformation team makes use of the measurement.The tech firm has, however, objected to the tool being described as a reputation rating."The idea that we have a centralised 'reputation' score for people that use Facebook is just plain w...