About 700 workers at Heathrow Airport vote in favour of industrial action during the summer holidays.
The country triggers the “alarm” stage of its emergency gas plan after a drop in Russian supplies.
Interest payments made on government debt hit the highest level on record for May as inflation surged.
Rising food prices are sparking a “massive change in behaviour”, the supermarket’s chairman tells the BBC.
Food, energy and fuel price rises help drive inflation in May at fastest pace since 1982.
There’s criticism of the move as ministers warn workers not to expect pay rises to match increasing costs.
As services ground to a halt, figures suggest commuters turned to bikes, taxis or decided to work from home.
A charity says mandatory checks in England’s private rental sector had unearthed thousands of serious hazards.
Billpayers are hit with £94 extra a year after 28 companies collapsed due to energy price hikes.