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September 17, 2017 12:22 pm gmt |
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A man who beat his estranged wife’s new Sri Lankan boyfriend to death has been jailed for life in the UK, the BBC reported. Suren Sivananthan, 32, was found dead near the Co-op in St Leger Drive, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, on 21 January. A jury convicted Gnanachandran Balachandran, 38, from Milton...
In Britain
September 14, 2017 7:20 am gmt |
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A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-m...
In Britain
September 10, 2017 8:58 am gmt |
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Thousands of protesters took to streets in an anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday (September 9), days before British parliament’s second reading on EU withdrawal bill next week. The crowds gathered at Hyde Park Corner waving British and European Union’s flags, before setting off to We...
In Britain
September 10, 2017 4:21 am gmt |
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Tony Blair has called on the government to introduce a new immigration policy which “reasserts control”. When he was prime minister, Mr Blair’s government – unlike most EU countries – did not apply transitional controls on migrants from eastern Europe. But in a Sunday Ti...
In Britain
September 4, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. “Bluntly, I think it looked a bit silly, because there plainly were things...
In Britain
September 1, 2017 6:27 am gmt |
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The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill in order to start trade talks, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. He said a bad Brexit deal would damage both British and European companies. Businesses have become impatient with the ...
In Britain
August 27, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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Six men and two women have died in a crash involving a minibus and two lorries on the M1 near Milton Keynes. All of those who died were travelling in the minibus, which was from the Nottingham area. A five-year-old girl, a woman and a man are being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries, ...
In Britain
August 25, 2017 8:56 am gmt |
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The number of EU nationals leaving the UK rose sharply to 122,000 people in the 12 months leading up to the end of March, in the biggest increase in a decade, after the country voted to leave the European Union. The figure was 33,000 higher than the previous year, the Office for National Statistics (...
In Britain
August 25, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”. Up to three lorries will travel in formation, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle. But the head of the AA said platoons raised safety concerns. The...
In Britain
August 17, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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The government plans to keep visa-free travel to the UK for EU visitors after Brexit, the BBC understands. But if visitors from EU countries wanted to work, study or settle in the UK they would have to apply for permission under the proposals. EU citizens are currently free to live and work in the UK...
In Britain
August 13, 2017 11:33 am gmt |
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The Perseid meteor shower has been seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in a display also visible in other parts of the world. Stargazers took to social media to say […]...
In World
August 10, 2017 4:33 am gmt |
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Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing girls in Newcastle who were plied with alcohol and drugs before being forced to have sex. The vulnerable victims, some as young as 14, were exploited by a “cynical organisation”, a court heard. The 17 men and one woman were convicted of rape,...
In World
August 8, 2017 6:59 am gmt |
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The President of the Supreme Court has called on the Government to provide greater clarity over the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit. Lord Neuberger said it would be “unfair” to blame judges for making the law “when Parliament has failed to do so”. Ministers have made clear th...
In Britain
August 5, 2017 9:37 am gmt |
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  Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday (August 4) called for “unique solutions” to relations between Britain and the European Union after Brexit, including a possible bilateral customs union between Britain and the EU and an alternative to the European Court of Justice to over...
In Britain
August 5, 2017 6:48 am gmt |
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A judge in the US state of Nevada has recommended the release on $30,000 (£23,000) bail of a UK computer expert. Prosecutors told the court that Marcus Hutchins had admitted to writing and selling malware code designed to steal banking details. His lawyer said he denied all the charges against him. M...
In World
July 28, 2017 10:34 am gmt |
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China said it was on high alert to statements from countries “playing up” tension in the South China Sea on Friday (July 28) after Britain said it planned to send a warship to the disputed waterway next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises. Britain would increase its presence i...
In Business
May 12, 2017 10:26 am gmt |
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A London-based virtual reality firm has raised $500m (£388m) in one of the biggest investments in an early stage European technology business. Japan’s Softbank is backing Improbable in a funding round that values the business at more than $1bn. The deal is further evidence that the UK’s t...
In Britain
March 5, 2017 12:19 pm gmt |
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The UK should make a unilateral decision to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the UK, according to a cross-party group of MPs. They say EU citizens who contribute to the UK economy should not be forced to live “under a cloud of uncertainty”. Members of the Exiting the EU comm...
In Technology
December 21, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone, with the possibility of […]...