What I hear from businesses here and elsewhere is that a renewed recovery is taking hold amid a rising tide of optimism. The signs are that this recovery is broad based and set to continue. This is welcome and should be encouraged.
More top news
A drier, brighter but colder day than Thursday. Sunny spells are likely, although it will turn cloudier in the afternoon.
A generally fine and dry day. Sunny in the morning, with thickening cloud and strengthening winds in the afternoon.
A cold night, with clear spells developing for most. Tomorrow, generally fine and dry with plenty of sunshine, especially in the morning.