UK and Sweden partner on future combat air

British Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and her Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist have signed a landmark agreement to partner on future combat air.

The Memorandum of … Read more

British MPs approve measure to block Parliament shutdown

British MPs have voted in favour of a measure that could block efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by … Read more

12 Israelis Arrested in Cyprus on Suspicion of Gang Raping U.K. Tourist

Twelve Israelis, some under 18, were arrested in Cyprus on suspicion that they raped a 19-year-old British tourist at a hotel in the resort town … Read more

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Young drivers could be banned from driving at night in the UK

Young drivers in England could be banned from driving at night under plans for a graduated licence system.

The idea comes after figures showing that … Read more

Ryanair’s British pilot union to vote on possible August strike

Ryanair’s British pilot union is to ballot members on possible strike action in coming weeks in a dispute over working conditions, the British Airline Pilots … Read more

Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars declared the most-played song of the 21st Century in the UK

Snow Patrol’s ballad Chasing Cars has been named the most-played song of the 21st Century so far.

The Northern Irish band released the track in … Read more

British Public Health issues advice to people travelling to Egypt

The British Public Health England (PHE)  is issuing advice to people travelling to Egypt after a number of people, including children, have returned with a … Read more

EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister next week with a pledge … Read more

Plans to increase the number of British female entrepreneurs have taken a leap forward

Plans to increase the number of British female entrepreneurs by half have taken a leap forward, with major banks and venture capital firms signalling their … Read more

Britain sending third warship to Gulf

The UK is sending another major warship to the Persian Gulf amid ongoing tensions with Iran.

Frigate HMS Kent will travel to the region from … Read more

Scottish government declares emergency after 27% increase in drug related deaths

There were almost 1,200 drugs-related deaths in Scotland last year – the highest level since current records began, Sky News reports. 

Official statistics released on … Read more

Photo Story: Preview of Bank of England’s new 50 GBP note

An undated handout photo made available by the British Bank of England on 15 July 2019 showing the new concept image design of the Bank … Read more

Theresa May calls Donald Trump ‘go back’ tweet ‘completely unacceptable’

Theresa May’s spokesperson has called comments by Donald Trump about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds “completely unacceptable”.

The US president was … Read more

Photo Story: Environmental protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

Police officers walk stand in front of a blue boat belonging to Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the Royal Courts  of Justice this morning where Extinction Read more

Johnson and Hunt enter final stage of leadership race

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will go head to head later as the race to succeed Theresa May enters its final stage.

The two Tory … Read more

Latvia warns that European leaders fail to grasp ‘hardening’ of UK view on Brexit

 

 

Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s Foreign Minister has warned that a hard Brexit could be made more likely because European Union leaders have failed to Read more

British government to issue recommended hours of sleep

 

The British Department of Health will advise on how many hours people of different ages should be getting a night, according to a report Read more

New Northern Irish police chief warns of detrimental Brexit impact to peace

 

Northern Ireland’s new police chief warned that a hard Brexit could have a “detrimental” impact on two decades of peace in the British-run province Read more

Fresh crackdown in the UK in fight against dirty money

The British government is giving new impetus to the fight against money laundering. Through the Economic Crime Plan the British Government intends to draw together Read more

Media Freedom Coalition launched to address attacks on journalists

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the launch of the new Media Freedom Coalition.

Following their landmark Global Conference for Read more

Summer disruptions, including ‘shut down’ for Heathrow Airport expected if union proceeds with strike

A trade union has threatened to disrupt the summer holidays of millions of Britons with plans to “shut down” Heathrow.

As many as 4,000 staff … Read more

Johnson vows to stand up for Britain’s diplomats

Boris Johnson vowed to stand up for Britain’s diplomats around the world and take a robust approach toward U.S. President Donald Trump if he succeeds … Read more

UK Police arrest man on suspicion of the murder of pregnant woman and her unborn baby

Detectives investigating the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby in Croydon, south London have arrested a third person.

A 25-year-old man is … Read more

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UK parliamentary staff face unwanted sexual advances

People working for lawmakers in Britain’s lower house of parliament face an unacceptable risk of sexual harassment and bullying, which has been hidden because staff … Read more

Microsoft opens first retail store in Europe

 

Microsoft’s Flagship Store in London opened today, with crowds expected to flock to Oxford Circus to get their hands on the company’s latest technology … Read more