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Cosy UK country cottages for a great New Year getaway  The Guardian

There's still time to book a bolthole to see in 2019 – some with hefty discounts. We pick hideaways from the Highlands to the West Country.


UK weather latest: Snow and BLACK ICE hits Britain in CHILLING Arctic vortex  Express.co.uk

BRITAIN could be inundated with as much as 40cm of snow this weekend, as the UK faces a bitterly cold weather front sweeping in from the south-east and a ...


Dutch MP makes Love Actually appeal to UK over Brexit  Sky News

Video: A Dutch politician Kees Verhoeven has made a Love Actually-style appeal urging Britain to back Theresa May's deal or stay in the EU.


Police face first ‘super-complaint’ over immigration referrals  The Guardian

Handing over victims and witnesses to the Home Office for immigration enforcement undermines fight against crime, say Liberty and Southall Black Sisters.


Six of the best UK New Year’s Eve parties  The Guardian

See in 2019 amid pyrotechnics, Vikings and beach frolics – then crash in a hotel after the party.


UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana 'given specialist support'  BBC News

The girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were sexually assaulted at gunpoint.


Half of UK homes could get faster broadband  BBC News

One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money, Ofcom has said.


UK airport travellers receiving less than $1 for every £1 exchanged  The Guardian

Travellers at some UK airports are receiving less than $1 for every £1 they change after a week of Brexit turmoil pushed sterling to *fresh* lows. At Cardiff airport ...


Deadly rose virus which could wipe out British flowers is likely to come to UK, RHS says as it backs project to sequence DNA  The Telegraph

A deadly rose virus which wipes out entire flower populations and is impossible to get rid of is likely to come to Britain, the RHS has warned after sponsoring a ...


UK and Switzerland agree to transition trade agreement after Brexit  GOV.UK

The UK Government and the Swiss Federal Council have approved the transition of a trade agreement, allowing businesses to continue trading freely after the ...


NI same-sex adoption rate lowest in UK  BBC News

Same-sex couples have an adoption success rate of 1 in 15, figures released to BBC News NI show.


REVEALED: UK has 'NO choice' over Brexit backstop - 'EU would have us over a barrel'  Express.co.uk

MINISTERS have misrepresented the consequences of Theresa May's Brexit deal and despite claims the UK has a “choice” over escaping the much-maligned ...


Common crane: The UK's biggest bird is making a comeback  CBBC Newsround

Ever heard of the common crane? It's the UK's tallest bird and it's making a comeback. Figures released by the RSPB reveal that 2018 has been the most ...


£76m Lotto winner rolls up after six weeks  Express

A LOTTERY player is in line for a £76.3million Christmas present - after waiting six weeks to claim their EuroMillions jackpot.


Brexit: No-deal will near-bankrupt UK, says Branson  BBC News

Sir Richard Branson has warned that the UK will be left "near bankrupt" in the event of a hard Brexit. He told the BBC he was "absolutely certain" that leaving the ...


Average UK workers earning a third less than in 2008 – report  The Guardian

TUC study finds London workers hit hardest with real wages down by £20000.


Chester Zoo fire: Wildlife park home to 21,000 animals EVACUATED – 'It's very upsetting'  Express

CHESTER Zoo has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area. Visitors were forced to flee after black smoke was seen spreading ...


FREAK WEATHER strikes Britain - Bizarre phenomenon unleashes Siberian winter PLUNGE to -8C  Express.co.uk

Britain is suffering from a freak weather event today as the Siberian Arctic cold blast smashes into Storm Deirdre to wreak havoc across the country. Parts of the ...


'In the name of God, GO' Wetherspoons boss REVEALS Theresa May's 'essential Brexit flaw'  Express

WETHERSPOONS boss Tim Martin has called for Prime Minister Theresa May to resign as he pointed out the “essential flaw” in her negotiating strategy and why ...


Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across UK  AccuWeather.com

Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.


UK must not fail the people of South Sudan  The Guardian

On the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan, we are writing to urge Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, to redouble his efforts to bring about ...


EuroMillions WINNER: UK lottery ticket holder scoops £76M jackpot  Express

A EUROMILLIONS winner has scooped an eye-watering £76million playing the National Lottery after buying a ticket in the Skegness and Boston area of Britain.


MPs call on Parliament to investigate dangers Huawei poses to the UK's national infrastructure  The Telegraph

Cross-party MPs have called for an independent investigation into Huawei's involvement in the UK's national infrastructure amid concerns that the Chinese ...


UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll – Rics  The Guardian

Brexit is battering the UK property market, pushing it to its weakest level in more than six years, with almost half of surveyors reporting that sellers and buyers are ...


Scottish and UK governments clash over Brexit court ruling  BBC News

The Scottish and UK governments have clashed after Supreme Court judges said parts of Holyrood's Brexit legislation would not be allowed to stand.


UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit  The Guardian

Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, as part of the government's aim ...


CBD oil UK: How cannaboids became healthy  British GQ

CBD oil UK: Thanks to a brand reimagining and increased medical research, cannabinoids have gone from dangerous to desirable.


Climate change and the UK: Five good and bad things  BBC News

The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?


Brexit 'delusions' risk putting UK into crisis, warns Ivan Rogers  The Guardian

Former UK ambassador to the EU outlines his hopes for more honest leadership during a speech in Liverpool.


Yellow Vest protests SPREAD to UK: Brexit supporters SHUT DOWN central London  Express

THE turmoil that has engulfed France in the last few weeks looks to have crossed the channel, as dozens of Yellow Vest protestors swarmed major bridges ...


France 'yellow vest' protesters defy government to gather  BBC News

"Yellow vest" protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations. Protesters defied a government call to ...


Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton win Strictly Come Dancing 2018  BBC News

Documentary maker Stacey Dooley and dance partner Kevin Clifton have been crowned the winners of the 16th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.


Brexit: How could another referendum on leaving the EU work?  BBC News

The former prime minister Tony Blair has renewed his call for another referendum - if there is no parliamentary majority for any one Brexit outcome. "Parliament's ...


Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert during 2019 tour  BBC News

Pop star Ariana Grande will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a bomb attack.


'Here's opportunity!' Economist shuts down CBI boss' no deal Brexit fears in HEATED debate  Express

The heated debate began when the economist said a no deal Brexit must not be a “rehash of Project Fear” – insisting Britain has had “too much Project Fear” ...


Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named  BBC News

A village street in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, has been named as the slowest for broadband internet, according to an annual survey. The study said homes on ...


Will UK have White Christmas in 2018? Met Office predicting snow this weekend  Sky News

Those dreaming of a white Christmas could be in for an early treat as snow is likely to fall across parts of the UK this weekend. A low pressure weather system ...


UK economy slows as car sales fall  BBC News

The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, latest official figures show.


Chinese women trafficked to UK 'being failed by Home Office'  The Guardian

A worrying number of vulnerable Chinese women, many of whom are trafficking victims, are being detained under threat of deportation, campaigners and ...


Scotland's oldest nuclear reactor to go as demolition contract awarded  GOV.UK

The decommissioning of Dounreay's oldest nuclear reactor has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound contract.


Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship  The Guardian

A couple in their seventies have been detained after about 10kg (22lb) of cocaine was found on a cruise ship returning to the UK from the Caribbean.


Eleven Sports may be facing closure in UK after only four months  The Guardian

Eleven Sports, the self-styled 'Netflix of Sports', may be facing closure in the UK after failing to attract enough subscribers.


Brexit news: Stanley Johnson says UK can’t permit ‘ludicrous’ Theresa May deal  Express

BREXIT is almost upon the UK and ahead of Theresa May's deal being put into place - or even rejected - Stanley Johnson has opened up about his real feelings ...


Storm Deirdre to blast UK with ice, blizzard, damaging winds into Sunday  AccuWeather.com

Storm Deirdre is taking aim at the United Kingdom, threatening to cause widespread travel hazards and disruptions this weekend.


The 50 best films of 2018 in the UK: No 7 – Cold War  The Guardian

A couple's passionate relationship mirrors postwar Poland's political turmoil in Paweł Pawlikowski's romantic epic.


Stansted 15 convictions a ‘crushing blow for human rights in UK’  The Guardian

Two of those convicted for blocking deportation flight decry 'unprecedented crackdown on right to protest'


UK trade with Canada up 14% since new free trade agreement introduced  GOV.UK

New statistics released last week reveal that British businesses are benefiting from the increased ability to trade freely with Canada.


Universal credit claimants fear spending Christmas without money  BBC News

People who claim universal credit say they fear being left without money over Christmas because of delays to their benefit payments. Erin Barrett, 26, said the ...


How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon  BBC News

Russia's government wants people to have a laugh - as long as it's at its opponents' expense, and not Mr Putin's.


EU PANIC: UK breaking away is a 'LOSE–LOSE' situation for Brussels  Express

BREXITEER Lance Forman has insisted that the EU is in a tougher situation than the UK over Brexit because what they really want is the £39bn in a withdrawal ...


Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says  BBC News

The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The ECJ judges ruled this could be done ...


Rangers mocked by Gove for leaving Europe faster than UK  Evening Times

TORY Brexiteer Michael Gove mocked Rangers yesterday for crashing out of Europe faster than the UK.


UK MUST prepare for ALL OUT WAR against Russia, China and Iran military chief warns  Express

General Sir Nick Carter warned Russia, China, Iran and sadistic terrorist organisations like ISIS are a colossal threat towards the UK. He said Britain's security, ...


The UK government says its Brexit deal will hurt the economy  CNN

It's official: The British government's plan for leaving the European Union will be bad for the economy.


Dag Hammarskjöld crash inquiry: UK and South Africa criticised for not cooperating  The Guardian

A UN investigator looking into new evidence on the death of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a 1961 plane crash has criticised the UK and South ...


Linton railings crash escape leaves police 'speechless'  BBC News

The metal railings came through the windscreen, but missed the driver and his passenger.


'MPs don't know what they want to do': Q&A on UK's Brexit crisis  Al Jazeera English

As a tumultuous week in British politics draws to a close, Brexit expert Anand Menon discusses what might happen next.


5 weird facts about UK parliament - CBBC Newsround  CBBC Newsround

What is the ceremonial mace? We're asking because a Labour MP created excitement and outrage by picking it up. We also look at other weird parliamentary ...


Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'  BBC News

The US and UK say Syria and Russia made up a story of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo in November.


Angela Merkel hints she'd work AGAINST UK staying in EU in second Brexit referendum  Mirror Online

The German Chancellor stunned journalists when she made the comments about Brexit during the two-day EU summit in Brussels also attended by Theresa ...


UK’s nuclear plans in doubt after report Welsh plant may be axed  The Guardian

*Fresh* doubts have been raised over prospects for the UK's new nuclear power programme after a report that Hitachi is considering axing plans for a plant in ...


The Den Of Geek Christmas 2018 UK TV and radio guide  Den of Geek UK

We've taken a Biro to this year's Christmas and New Year TV and radio schedules to pick our festive highlights…


UK to grant post-Brexit visas to architects with "outstanding talent"  Dezeen

Architects with exceptional talent or promise will be granted special visas to live and work in the UK after Brexit, the Home Office has announced.


UK weather forecast: 26cm of SNOW to STRIKE Britain as temperatures PLUMMET to sub zero  Express.co.uk

UP TO 26cm of snow will hit the UK as temperatures plummet to -2C and a Met Office meteorologist warns Britons to “watch out” for gales developing in parts of ...


Anglesey school plea not to buy staff Christmas gifts  BBC News

A school has asked parents not to buy Christmas presents for teachers in a bid to relieve pressure on families and support those in need. Ysgol Gymuned ...


Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders 'determined' to solve Irish border issue  BBC News

Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" among EU leaders to solve the Irish border problem preventing MPs from backing her deal. She was ...


UK 'golden visa' scheme to be suspended due to corruption fears  The Guardian

The global super-rich hoping to live and invest in the UK will face new visa restrictions as part of Home Office reforms designed to tackle organised crime and ...


Nigel Farage tells Leave Means Leave rally to prepare for second referendum on Brexit  Evening Standard

Nigel Farage has said he believes the UK may face a second Brexit referendum in the coming months and has urged Leave campaigners to "get ready for every ...


Brexit: Draft agreement on future relationship right for UK, says May  BBC News

Theresa May has hailed the draft agreement on post-Brexit relations as "right for the whole of the UK" and insisted a deal "is within our grasp". The political ...


Brexit: No visa but Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries  BBC News

Britons will have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to travel to EU countries, as a consequence of Brexit. The European Commission has confirmed that while ...


Egypt tomb: Saqqara 'one of a kind' discovery revealed  BBC News

Archaeologists in Egypt unveil the tomb of a high priest, untouched for 4400 years.


Spending cuts breach UK's human rights obligations, says report  The Guardian

Cuts to public services and benefits that disproportionately affect the least well-off, single parents and disabled people put the government in breach of its human ...


Opinion: The UK can never rejoin the EU until English voters accept where they really belong  The Independent

On 22 November 1990, I was in a battered old taxi in Vilnius, going to interview the prime minister of Lithuania. The revolutionary wave that had swept central ...


The 50 best films of 2018 in the UK: No 8 – Widows  The Guardian

Steve McQueen's heist drama is starry, sleek and majestically composed, with an emotional depth that sets it apart.


UK to tell EU it will no longer seek access to secure aspects of Galileo  GOV.UK

The Prime Minister has confirmed the UK will not use Galileo for defence or critical national infrastructure after Brexit.


UK weather SNOW forecast: Britain in store for WHITE CHRISTMAS - FREEZING festive weather  Express.co.uk

BRITAIN could be in store for a White Christmas this year as an arctic freeze descends on Britain and threatens to blanket the UK in snow in the run up to the ...


UK snow forecast: Britain to face 'BATTLEGROUND' this week as UK hit by brutal FREEZE  Express.co.uk

BRITAIN is set to face a “battleground” this week across the UK between bitterly cold conditions in the west and something milder across the east, the Met Office ...


The shifting power at the heart of the UK's 'spy' row  BBC News

The pardoning of a British student sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for spying has been welcomed by the UK government.


No room at the inn: UK homeless charities turn away Xmas volunteers  The Guardian

Homeless charities are being forced to turn down thousands of volunteer applications for the Christmas season, despite many struggling to recruit people at ...


Brexit: Tory resentment of Irish power within EU  BBC News

Senior Conservatives are annoyed by what they see as Ireland's outsized role, says Newsnight's Nick Watt.


UK and Spain reach agreement over Gibraltar, paving way for Brexit deal  CNN

UK Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Brussels Saturday for last-minute talks before Sunday's summit with EU leaders that is being held to rubber stamp an ...


Man held by armed police at UK Parliament  BBC News

A man is Tasered by armed officers in an incident inside the grounds of Parliament.


UK accused of watering down citizens' rights pledge in no-deal plan  The Guardian

Critics say UK plan in event of no-deal Brexit fails to protect citizens' rights as Barnier restates refusal to renegotiate.


Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts  BBC News

The Committee of Advertising Practice says adverts must not feature harmful gender stereotypes.


£1.3 billion industry/government investment in UK economy and new partnership driving early disease detection  GOV.UK

The second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to create high-paid, high-quality jobs.


Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional  BBC News

The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.


Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report  BBC News

Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades.


Shock for tourists hit by internet con  Express

Customers were duped by a sophisticated criminal gang who posed as a legitimate Perthshire holiday business called Travel Bar. The crooks redirected ...


Hedge funds make big bets against post-Brexit UK economy  The Guardian

A pair of hedge funds owned by prominent Brexit supporters have made significant bets against companies exposed to the British consumer including big high ...


Audi Q3 35 TFSI S line 2019 UK review  Autocar

The second-generation Audi Q3 is a larger, more substantial-looking and generally more serious second swing at compact SUV segment dominance from ...


Brexiteers are 'IRRATIONAL!' Austrian leader hits out at demands from DIVIDED UK  Express.co.uk

BREXITEERS pushing for last-minute changes to Theresa May's Brexit deal are “irrational”, Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz has declared.


J Hus: Why he felt he had to take a knife to Westfield  BBC News

For many people living in east London, the Westfield that opened in Stratford in 2011 was a blessing. J Hus probably only has bad memories of it. The shopping ...


Lord Sugar vows to LEAVE the UK if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister  Evening Standard

Lord Sugar has reiterated his promise to leave the United Kingdom if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister. The Apprentice boss joined Piers Morgan, ...


UK weather forecast: UK hit with FREEZING fog as ICE COLD snap moves in  Express.co.uk

THE UK is expecting colder morning as clear skies through the night lead to frosty mornings for parts of the country.


Brexit REVEAL: Greek economist Varoufakis outlines why Britain was 'treated like cattle'  Express

BREXIT succeeded for one particular reason, argues former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, as he clarified the decision to leave the European Union ...


Russia 'sought access to UK visa issuing system'  BBC News

A Russian IT specialist claims that he was asked by the Russian Security *Service* to provide back door access to the system issuing visas for Russians to travel ...


UK has weakest wage growth in advanced G20 nations, says ILO  The Guardian

Workers in Britain have had the weakest real wage growth among the most advanced nations in the G20, according to UN data showing the scale of the UK's ...


Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital  BBC News

PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.


Poverty causing 'misery' in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official  BBC News

Ministers are in a "state of denial" about poverty, a UN expert has said following a 12-day tour of the UK. Philip Alston, special rapporteur on extreme poverty, ...


Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971  The Guardian

Box-office success is attributed to a more diverse film slate and rise of boutique theatres.


 

 
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