The number of suicides has risen for the first time since 2013, with a “significant increase” among men, official figures show.
Office for National Statistics
The UK’s economy shrank for the first time since 2012 in the second quarter of this year, as the manufacturing and construction sectors both slumped.
Knife crime in England and Wales hit a record high in 2018/19, up 8% on the previous year, official figures show.
UK inflation was subdued in June, as rising food and alcohol prices were offset by cheaper petrol and diesel.
The population of the UK has risen to 66.4 million but the growth rate has stalled, official estimates show.
UK inflation cooled off in May as price rises for travellers slowed down during the lull after the Easter rush, new figures showed.
Employment remains at an all-time high in the UK, as the rate for women hit a fresh record, new figures reveal.