UK’s Labour opposition says it might back new vote

Jill Lawless, Associated Press Published 2:54 a.m. ET Sept. 25, 2018 The British flag waves in front of Parliament’s Big Ben in central London on March 29, 2017, when Britain formally began divorce proceedings from the European Union.(Photo: Matt Dunham, AP) LONDON – Britain’s main opposition party took a step at its annual conference toward […]

UK immigration: No post-Brexit preference for EU workers, cabinet agrees

People from the EU should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere, once the UK has completely left the bloc, the cabinet has agreed. The agreement in principle follows a recommendation of the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which was also backed by Labour. The cabinet unanimously supported a system based on skills […]

Scammers steal half a billion pounds from UK banking customers

Image copyright Getty Images More than £500m was stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of 2018, figures have shown. Industry group UK Finance said £145m of that was due to authorised push payment (APP) scams, in which people are conned into sending money to another account. But £358m was lost to […]

Catfish and the Bottlemen announce massive UK and Ireland arena tour

The Welsh band will head out on the road again early next year Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced a new set of UK and Ireland arena tour dates for early 2019 – check out ticket details below. The Llandudno four-piece have largely been on the festival circuit this year, and were set to play a […]

Row erupts over Labour’s 10% shares plan for UK workers

The Labour party on Monday set out radical plans under which any company in Britain with more than 250 employees will have to hand over 10 per cent of its equity to workers. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s policy takes the concept of “employee ownership” and introduces a compulsory element so that no UK company above […]

Thomas Cook issues profits warning after UK heatwave | Business

Thomas Cook’s share price has dived after the travel company warned profits would take a hit because the European heatwave this summer led to a fall in demand for last-minute trips abroad. The firm said the “unprecedented” prolonged period of hot weather across the continent meant more people spent June and July enjoying the sunshine […]

US companies take advantage of weak pound to buy UK firms | Business

US firms are taking advantage of the cheap pound to snap up some of Britain’s most successful businesses at bargain prices, according to the latest mergers and acquisitions data. The value of deals involving US companies buying UK businesses more than doubled to £79bn in 2017-18 from £36.8bn in the previous year. The low value […]

The UK’s most ambitious children

Image copyright Getty Images From an early age, children are asked about what they would like to do when they grow up. Their answers – and the jobs they go on to do – reveal some striking differences. From sportsperson to vet to lawyer, the UK’s children have their sights set on ambitious jobs. But […]

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043 | Society

Obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women within 25 years, according to a Cancer Research UK report. The charity expects that within 17 years around 23,000 cases of cancers in women (9% of the total) could be caused by excess weight and about 25,000 […]

Man in his 80s arrested on suspicion of murder in Norfolk | UK news

A man in his 80s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Norfolk. Police were called to reports a woman had been stabbed in a property in Brooke, south of Norwich, at about 10.30am on Sunday. The victim, whose age Norfolk police did not disclose, was pronounced dead […]

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