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UK signs trade continuity agreement with Caribbean countries  GOV.UK

The UK has today signed a trade continuity agreement with a series of countries in the Caribbean.

The wider benefits of space investments for the UK economy  GOV.UK

Every £1 of public spending generates £3-4 in value for the recipients in the space industry, with additional wider spillover benefits to the UK economy.

Asian gold: More than £140m stolen in UK in last five years  BBC News

More than £140m worth of Asian gold jewellery has been stolen in the UK over the past five years, a BBC investigation has found. Gold jewellery is often bought ...

UK statement on the Golan Heights  GOV.UK

Statement following President Trump's comments on recognising Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

Article 50: Can the UK revoke Brexit?  BBC News

A petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has been signed by millions.

UK aid to fly heavy-lifting gear to cyclone-hit airport in Mozambique  GOV.UK

The UK is due to send forklift trucks and other cargo handling equipment to cyclone-hit Mozambique, to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it ...

US 'will not agree UK trade deal if hard border in Ireland'  The Times

There is “no chance” that the US Congress would pass a free trade deal agreement with Britain if there were a hard border in Ireland, an American senator has ...

Anti-Muslim hate crimes soar in UK after Christchurch shootings  The Guardian

The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported across Britain increased by 593% in the week after a white supremacist killed worshippers at two New Zealand ...

Sky Views: UK marches deeper into Brexit mess created by Cameron and May  Sky News

Adam Boulton, editor-at-large. We are now less than a week away from the due date for the UK to leave the European Union, in accordance with the 2016 ...

Donald Trump: £66k spent on entertainment during his visit to the UK  Sky News

Mr Trump was hosted by Theresa May at a dinner at Blenheim Palace, where they ate smoked salmon, steak and strawberries.

Suspect package 'identical' to UK devices, say Garda  BBC News

A suspect package found at a post depot in County Limerick appears to be identical to explosive packages found in the UK earlier this month, gardaí (Irish ...

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores across UK  Sky News

The travel operator says it needs to address changing customer behaviour as more people book holidays online.

What to see this week in the UK  The Guardian

From Us to Childish Gambino, here's our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days.

Haka performed at UK vigil for Christchurch  Sky News

A rousing haka was performed in Trafalgar Square during a vigil to remember the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Confirmation of UK Government agreement to Article 50 extension  GOV.UK

Letter from the UK's Permanent Representative to the EU to the President of the European Council concerning Article 50 extension.

The UK needs an economic and constitutional revolution  New Statesman

A Speech of Hope must set out a vision for an open Britain that is a beacon of hope in Europe and beyond.

Britain's had 3 years to do Brexit. Another 3 weeks won't help  CNN

What can the UK achieve in three weeks that it couldn't in three years?

UK company develops EXTRAORDINARY device which could END world’s water shortage  Express

A BRITISH company has invented an extraordinary device that could bring an end to the world's *fresh* water shortage.

Annual Asian Business Awards 2019: Chancellor's speech  GOV.UK

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond's speech at the Annual Asian Business Awards.

'One last chance': what the UK papers say about Brexit delay  The Guardian

Theresa May has “one last chance”, according to the Times, with the paper reporting the EU gave the prime minister a “three-week lifeline” that was only agreed ...

UK weather forecast: Britain to SIZZLE in 70F heat as TROPICAL PLUME brings BAKING weather

As parts of the UK brace for gales, heavy rain and even snow, a sizzling u-turn in the weather awaits after the weekend. Warm air from North Africa will sweep ...

Welsh Secretary celebrates 40 years of leading Welsh 'green' business  GOV.UK

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns uses ROCKWOOL UK'S 40th anniversary to highlight the business' history, growth and success during his keynote ...

Multi-billion-pound deal for early warning radar aircraft  GOV.UK

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn deal to purchase five E-7 early warning radar aircraft.

UK weather forecast: Northern Lights could be visible from parts of Britain during chilly weekend  Evening Standard

The dazzling Northern Lights could be visible from parts of Britain this weekend, according to forecasters. Due to a solar storm voyaging towards Earth, the ...

The best and worst pay-as-you-go UK airport lounges revealed  Daily Mail

Inspectors from consumer group Which? say they found barely-there facilities at the Skylife Lounge at Southend Airport, with no runway view, no hot food and no ...

Brexit deal: Norway-style EEA membership may not be right for UK, says Iceland prime minister  The Independent

Membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) may not be the “right solution” for the UK after Brexit, the prime minister of one of its key members has said.

The UK government must vote to investigate Israeli actions in Gaza  New Statesman

Last year the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) voted to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate killings on the Gaza border. The UK ...

'Another nail in the coffin': UK music venues face 125% jump in royalty fees  The Guardian

Hospitality industry claims increase from 4p to 9p per person per hour will 'wring the last life out of' clubs, bars, cafes and hotels.

O2 brings forth a Friday fail for some unlucky UK customers  The Register

Updated The UK's O2 mobile network knocked off early for the week today as some customers found themselves unable to use voice services. As is the modern ...

Paris Saint-Germain denies UK police claims of wrongdoing by fans  Sky News

Violence and disorder was reported at train stations and around the ground ahead of the Women's Champions League clash.

Far-right terror poses 'biggest threat' to north of England  BBC News

Far-right extremism poses the biggest security threat to northern England, a counter-terrorism expert has warned. Speaking anonymously to BBC News, the ...

UK lottery winners: What did they do with the money?  BBC News

What would you spend the money on if you won the lottery? That's the question being pondered by one factory worker from Hereford, who scooped £71m in the ...

Foreign students who stay to work in UK pay £3.2bn in taxes – study  The Guardian

Report finds highly qualified, non-British graduates do not take jobs from local residents.

UK weather forecast – snow and 70mph gales tonight before -2C DEEP FREEZE in North tomorrow  The Sun

SNOW and gusts of 70mph are set to hit parts of the country tonight as subzero temperatures plunge the nation into a deep freeze this weekend. The Met Office ...

Christchurch shootings: UK media 'must deny terrorists a voice'  BBC News

The UK media must not help terrorists by showing "harmful" *content* in their coverage of incidents, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer says. Neil Basu ...

UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse  BBC News

The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold amid continued uncertainty over Brexit. All nine members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) ...

UK oil and gas industry 'needs £200bn of investment' for future development  BBC News

Industry body Oil and Gas UK says its Business Outlook Report 2019 shows cost and efficiencies are the "new reality".

'Systematically' abusive woman jailed for life for murdering husband  The Guardian

An abusive woman who killed her husband after repeated beatings, including hitting him over the head with a rolling pin, has been sentenced to life in prison.

UK to provide extra £12 million in UK aid for survivors of Cyclone Idai  GOV.UK

The UK is to provide an extra £12 million of support, including food, water and shelter, to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

PM statement at the EU Council: 21 March 2019  GOV.UK

I have just met with Donald Tusk following the EU Council's discussion on the UK's request for the approval of the Strasbourg supplementary documents and for ...

Marmite Peanut Butter launches in the UK  CBBC Newsround

Marmite has launched a new spread that combines its classic flavour with peanut butter, and it's the first permanent product innovation from the brand since ...

Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan  BBC News

EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March. The UK will be offered a delay until 22 May, if MPs ...

Charities condemn UK over refusal to endorse Gaza deaths report  The Guardian

A coalition of UK charities has accused the British government of “a dereliction of responsibility” after ministers refused to endorse a UN-mandated commission ...

Ministers 'divided' over process for testing Brexit options  BBC News

The cabinet is divided over how to handle the process of asking MPs to vote on alternative Brexit plans. The government has promised to give the Commons the ...

UK retail sales up but food spending falls  BBC News

Retail sales rose in February, up by 0.4% on the previous month, official figures show. But sales at food stores saw the biggest fall since December 2016, the ...

Nirav Modi arrested in UK amid India fraud case allegations  BBC News

A billionaire Indian diamond trader, whose jewellery was worn by the likes of model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, has been ...

INEOS threatens to close UK plant unless it can dodge EU pollution rules  Unearthed

INEOS, the company owned by the UK's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has threatened to close a chemical plant unless allowed to avoid EU environment rules.

'Cancel Brexit' petition passes 2m signatures on Parliament site  BBC News

A petition calling for Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has passed two million signatures. Parliament's petitions committee tweeted that the rate ...

After 3047041 UK wide signatures, Northern Ireland seems indifferent to a new EU Referendum…  Slugger O'Toole

Grateful to Claire for flagging this up on Twitter last night. If the signatures to the petition calling for a suspension of Article 50 is anything to go by Northern ...

Porsche Cayenne Coupe 2019: prices, specs and UK release date  The Week UK

Sporty SUV looks set to be another major sales hit for the German carmaker.

Railway safety and connectivity with the UK – Council adopts Brexit contingency measures  EU News

The EU is ensuring continuity of train services between the EU (France and Ireland) and the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

UK employment at highest since 1971  BBC News

The number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record number of 32.7 million people between November and January, figures from the ... admits it was slow to intervene in Verify's abject failure to meet user targets  The Register has admitted it was slow to intervene as it failed to meet “overambitious” targets for the adoption of Verify, and has been accused of splashing £154m on ...

Think tank to Italy: Join UK Tempest program, then try to merge it with Franco-German effort

Why would Italy find a solid partner in the U.K.? A think tank points to specific fighter jets, and offers air power advice for the future.

The best and worst motorway service stations in the UK revealed  Daily Mail

Cobham services between junctions nine and 10 on the M25 has been ranked as the No1 *service* station in Britain, thanks to its impressive array of facilities.

UK's top toilet roll supplier stockpiling in case of no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

One of the UK's biggest suppliers of toilet and kitchen roll has been stockpiling about 3.5m rolls in UK warehouses in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Cyclone Idai: UK charities launch joint appeal  BBC News

A national appeal to help survivors has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee.

UK signs E-7 airborne early warning contract  Flightglobal

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed plans to acquire five Boeing 737-based E-7 airborne early warning and control system aircraft, with the ...

BBC Weather: Snow forecast to BLANKET Britain as bitterly cold system RETURNS

BBC Weather has claimed snow could blanket northern parts of Scotland and fall to lower levels as bitterly cold air returns to the nation this weekend.

Border guards intercept UK-bound catamaran and uncover more than a TON of cocaine worth £112million  Daily Mail

Five men have been convicted of trying to import 1.4 tonnes of cocaine worth £112 million into the UK, in a 60ft sailing yacht. They were intercepted by the UK ...

Juncker's Brexit RIDDLE: EU leader leaves world SPEECHLESS – can YOU crack it?  Express

EUROPEAN Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker left reporters speechless on Friday with a bizarre Brexit riddle.

Brexit: Europe's no-deal preparation 'falls short'  BBC News

Business lobby groups have written to the European Commission, warning that its own no-deal Brexit plans "fall short of what is needed to limit major ...

People spend £69 on average on a UK night out, says report  BBC News

UK consumers are spending close to £69 on a night out on average, according to a report which monitors changes in the evening and late night business sector.

International Day of Happiness: UK 'becoming more cheerful'  BBC News

Britons are among the happiest people in the world - and are becoming more cheerful, according to an annual United Nations survey. The seventh annual World ...

Operation Brock: ready for action  GOV.UK

New measures that will improve Kent's resilience when services across the English Channel are disrupted will be ready for use from next week, Highways ...

Scottish government set to miss its child poverty targets – report  The Guardian

The Scottish government is at risk of missing its own child poverty targets by more than 100,000 children, according to projections from the Resolution ...

Royal Court and Globe join UK arts climate protest  The Guardian

Some of the UK's leading arts institutions – including the Royal Court Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe – are planning to hold a day of climate action next ...

Man blocked from coming to UK to meet baby twins after Home Office claims relationship with partner is not genuine  The Independent

A father has been blocked from coming to the UK to see his baby twins for the first time after the Home Office claimed his four-year relationship with the mother of ...

Audi R8 V10 2019 UK review  Autocar

The latest facelifted version of the Audi R8, just arrived in the UK. Supercar, super-sports car, fast Audi godfather, 4WD mid-engined misfit – call it what you will; ...

UK environmentalists target Barclays in fossil fuels campaign  The Guardian

Protest's organisers say bank invested more $30bn in 15 fossil fuel projects from 2012-17.

Toyota teams up with Suzuki to build hybrid cars in UK  The Guardian

New vehicles will be produced at car manufacturer's Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.

CBI and TUC bosses warn UK faces national emergency over Brexit  The Guardian

Britain's foremost business lobby group and trade union body have joined forces to demand Theresa May urgently changes her approach to Brexit, warning the ...

EU delays Brexit, gives UK new deadlines

Lack of clarity from Theresa May and leaders' disagreements over strategy set off tortured debate.

Brexit petition: the UK voted to leave and that cannot be forgotten

At the last count, over three million and counting. Over three million furious people have so far signed a petition to revoke Article 50, showing their anger at this ...

Jaguar XJ electric 2020: prices, specs, battery range and UK release  The Week UK

British marque plans to reinvent its luxury saloon as a Tesla-rivalling EV.

Intimidation of MPs worsening, says ex-MI5 chief Lord Evans  BBC News

Intimidation and abuse of MPs and other people in public office has become worse in the current political climate, a former head of MI5 has said. Lord Evans ...

UK and Pacific Islands sign trade continuity agreement  GOV.UK

An agreement has been signed between the UK and the Pacific Islands to maintain existing trade arrangements.

Jack Savoretti scores his first UK Number 1 album  Official Charts Company

Congratulations to Jack Savoretti, whose new album Singing To Strangers debuts at Number 1 on this week's Official Albums Chart. Jack's sixth collection is his ...

Healthcare advice for UK travellers in the event of a no-deal EU Exit  GOV.UK

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government's top priority and would give all UK nationals the stability and certainty to prepare for our new relationship ...

New UK ISP Lightning Fibre Preps 10Gbps Broadband for East Sussex

Lately we've been seeing a lot of new "full fibre" providers launch and now another one, Lightning Fibre, looks set to join the fray. The ISP appears to.

10000 troops from 13 countries arrive in the UK for major exercise  GOV.UK

More than 10,000 military personnel, 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries will take part in Exercise Joint Warrior until 11 ...

Five million EU and UK citizens have spent 1,000 days in limbo. It has to end  The Guardian

I have seen the impact Brexit's uncertainty is having. The EU must protect citizens' rights, writes academic Tanja Bueltmann.

UK's emergency plans for no-deal Brexit begin to be put into action  The Guardian

Kent county council has activated no-deal plans to keep its roads, hospitals and schools open, as the government considers pulling the trigger on national ...

Brexit deadlock shows 'democracy all but dead' - Donald Trump Jr  BBC News

The current deadlock over Brexit and possible delay to the UK's planned leaving date of 29 March suggests democracy in the UK is "all but dead", Donald Trump ...

Wunderman Thompson unveils UK management team  CampaignLive

Steve Aldridge joins newly merged agency as creative chief, but few senior JWT staff remain.

Rising Star Chef Ali Mustafaj Wins Right to Stay in United Kingdom  Eater London

Ali Mustafaj, who built a career as a prodigious young chef after fleeing Albania aged 16, has won the right to stay in the U.K.; he has been appointed as head ...

Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo  The Guardian

For Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is ...

Birmingham mosques attacked with sledgehammers  Sky News

CCTV obtained by Sky News shows one of the mosques being attacked as counter-terrorism detectives join the police investigation.

Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs  BBC News

British scientists have joined the race to produce meat grown in the lab rather than reared on the hoof. Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal ...

DUP slams Theresa May for 'humiliating' Brexit delay  Sky News

Latest updates after the UK's departure from the EU was delayed following late-night talks at a Brussels summit.

Petition to cancel Brexit crashes UK parliament website

An online petition calling on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 has attracted nearly 1 million signatures, crashing the ...

Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report  BBC News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his long-awaited report on alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Brexit: Does the UK need to hold European elections?  BBC News

It is becoming a key question in this complex Brexit process. If the UK was to request, or be offered, a lengthy extension of its membership of the European Union ...

Meteor, Spear additions to give UK F-35s added punch  Flightglobal

Weapons integration activities on the Lockheed Martin F-35B are to be expanded for the UK, with the pending addition of MBDA's Meteor beyond-visual-range ...

Brexit: UK urged to submit 'acceptable' backstop remedies  BBC News

The UK has been urged to submit *fresh* proposals within the next 48 hours to break the Brexit impasse. EU officials said they would work non-stop over the ...

Interserve: UK outsourcing giant faces crunch vote on rescue plan  BBC News

Outsourcing giant Interserve faces a crunch vote on Friday over its proposed rescue plan. If shareholders fail to back the debt-for-equity deal, the firm could go ...

National Action trial: Nazi accused 'told to burn evidence'  BBC News

Two men accused of being members of an illegal neo-Nazi group were urged to destroy evidence, a court has heard. Connor Scothern and Garry Jack have ...

UK weather forecast: FREEZING wind, hail and snow to strike NEXT WEEK in late WINTER BLAST

BRITONS have been warned to make the most of the warm weather with bitter winds, hail and snow this weekend set to kick start a five-day late winter blast.

Libby Squire death treated as potential homicide, say police  The Guardian

Students and staff at Hull University are devastated by the death of Libby Squire, according to the vice-chancellor and the president of the students' union, as ...

Overheard at a Brit mobe network: On the count of Three UK, smile and say, er... we lost how many customers?  The Register

Hutchison's Three UK network lost 44,000 active customers last year, but saw its revenue increase slightly to £2.439bn from £2.425bn. The country's fourth ...


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