Ryanair flight cancellations to hit UK and Ireland routes

Image copyright Reuters A strike by Ryanair pilots is set to go ahead on Friday resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is the second of three 24-hour strikes involving Ireland-based pilots directly employed by Ryanair. The pilots’ union said that talks on Wednesday between the […]

UK using child spies in police operations | News

British authorities are deploying children as spies in covert policing and security operations, a new UK parliamentary report revealed. Some of the minors tasked with gathering intelligence are under 16, the report by a House of Lords review committee said. The report, published last week, was produced in response to proposals brought forward by government […]

US-UK free trade agreement would only deepen the ‘special relationship’ – The Hill

The Hill US-UK free trade agreement would only deepen the ‘special relationship’The HillIf the United Kingdom does exit the European Union under the softer terms set out in the U.K. government’s white paper last week, a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States would not only be possible but a positive step forward for […]

Make cannabis-based medicines legal, say UK drug advisers | Society

Doctors in the UK should be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine, the government’s chief drug advisers have recommended, paving the way for a loosening of the laws governing access to the substance. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has recommended after a review that cannabis-derived medicinal products should be placed in schedule […]

Suspects in Novichok case flew out of UK in wake of attack, source says

The pair left the UK in the wake of the attack on what is believed to have been a commercial flight, the source added. Their departure was revealed in a coded Russian message to Moscow sent after the attack, which was intercepted by a British base in Cyprus, the source said. The British government blames […]

One-third of UK supermarket plastic is not easily recyclable, analysis shows | Environment

Almost a third of plastic packaging used by UK supermarkets is either non-recyclable through standard collection schemes or difficult to recycle, according to a new analysis by a consumer group. Which? is urging the government to introduce compulsory “clear and simple” recycling labelling on all plastic packaging as its new research reveals “huge inconsistencies” involving […]

Why Europe’s English-Language Boom Is a Bust for the U.K.

July 18, 2018 5:01 p.m. ET One of the more poignant moments of the Brexit referendum two years ago was provided by a Leave supporter who called in to a radio show. He said he would be voting to leave the European Union because he was upset by what had recently happened to his daughter. […]

Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students arriving in Melbourne – ranked this year as one of the world’s best student cities Australia is overtaking the UK as the world’s second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being […]

UK deployment in Mali reaches the next stage

Three Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham, supported by around 90 British troops, are now on the ground and ready to begin providing logistical and troop movement support to our allies. Armed Forces minister Mark Lancaster said: “The UK and France have a unique security and defence relationship that has lasted for more […]

Tempest jet takes UK engineering by storm

It is to be the UK’s sixth generation fighter jet – and I was one of the first people in Britain to climb into its cockpit. The first thing that strikes you about the full scale model of the proposed Tempest, which is due to take to the skies by 2035 and which will eventually […]

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