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November 2, 2017 7:57 am gmt |
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Of all the places where a mobile phone does not belong – at the dinner table, near a steering wheel, in the hands of a president before 8am – close to the top of the list is in the classroom. In the last five years, however, many large school districts in the US have lifted […]...
In Britain
October 27, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Britain’s talks on exiting the European Union cannot progress, as London wishes, to cover trade relations until it give more clarity on what will happen at the border with Ireland, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday. The border with Northern Ireland, which will be the UK’s only land ...
In Britain
October 18, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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Pumpkin sales are peaking ahead of Halloween festivities, and farmers are expecting to do brisk trade in the upcoming weeks. Halloween is the second largest retail festival in the UK after Christmas. Fox’s Farm Produce grow and sell between 50,000-100,000 pumpkins a year – all in the lead...
In Britain
October 12, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over the so-called divorce bill, which he said was &...
In north
October 3, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field is to visit Sri Lanka to discuss reconciliation, demining and the illegal wildlife trade. The visit to Colombo and Jaffna on the 5th and 6th October is Field’s first official visit to Sri Lanka since becoming Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pac...
In Britain
September 29, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Amid Saudi threats, Britain is trying to throw a wrench into a new attempt at the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent international inquiry into the war crimes being committed by Riyadh and its allies in their war against Yemen. David Mepham, Human Rights Watch’s UK director, said the...
In Britain
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...