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Government accused of prolonging UK housing crisis  BBC News

The government has been accused of prolonging the national housing crisis by failing to sell enough land for affordable and social housing. The Public ...


UK weather: Temperatures to rise after thunder storms  BBC News

Thunder storms swept across much of the UK on Tuesday night, ahead of possible record-breaking heat this week. Houses in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and ...


UK weather: Thunderstorms strike Britain with heatwave set to bring record-breaking temperatures  Sky News

A national thunderstorm warning is in place after the Met Office said there is a risk of power cuts, delays and property damage.


11 of the UK's best water parks to escape the heatwave  Telegraph.co.uk

As temperatures soar, water has become a must-have ingredient for a family day out. And with the school summer holidays underway, an added flume (or lots) ...


Hot snap: the UK heatwave on Instagram  The Guardian

Looking cool in the sun? From city fountains and gardens to making a break for the beach, here's a snapshot of the country basking in the sun.


Does a new UK PM mean a new Brexit plan in Brussels?  BBC News

In the often-divisive Brexit world of "them and us" it's easy to forget that, beyond Brexit, EU leaders still see the UK as a close partner and ally. Their messages of ...


Body found at water park in hunt for missing swimmer  The Guardian

A body has been found in the hunt for a man missing at a water park, while an urgent search is under way to find a swimmer who has not been seen since ...


UK decision to deny EU citizens access to data challenged in court  The Guardian

The government has been taken to court over its decision to deny European citizens the right to access data the Home Office holds on individuals in immigration ...


Murder trial jury sent home early over 'extreme heat' as UK swelters  Sky News

Temperatures have been rising in the UK and are expected to hit 37C (98.6F) by the end of the week.


Iran rejects UK's proposal for European-led maritime force  The Guardian

Plans for a European-led maritime security force in the Gulf unveiled by the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, hit choppy waters as the plan was rejected by ...


UK factories facing biggest slowdown since financial crisis, says CBI  The Guardian

A double whammy of Brexit uncertainty and a slowdown in global trade has seen order books in Britain's factories shrink at their fastest pace since the financial ...


UK terror threat level: Risk from right-wing extremists to inform system  BBC News

Risks posed by right-wing extremists in the UK are to be included in the terror threat level system from now on. Previously the system only assessed the threat ...


Human remains found in 100 containers of exported recycling sent from UK to Sri Lanka  The Telegraph

The British government has launched an investigation after Sri Lankan authorities said they would send back more than hundred shipping containers because ...


UK weather: Thunder and lightning captured around the country  Sky News

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BBC weather warning: Savage heatwave to break records across Europe as UK nudges 38C  Express.co.uk

EUROPE is being crippled by the scorching Saharan heatwave which is set to peak on Thursday with record-breaking temperatures of up to 42C in Paris, the ...


UK weather forecast – Commuters warned ‘stay at home’ as 39C ‘hottest day ever’ will buckle railway lines this  The Sun

COMMUTERS have been warned to "stay at home" as the "hottest day ever" will buckle railway lines this week. The mercury is set to soar to 39C tomorrow, ...


Iran rejects UK proposal for international coalition to protect shipping in Strait of Hormuz  The Independent

Iran has rejected plans for a European maritime force to defend shipping in the Strait of Hormuz announced by Jeremy Hunt earlier this week. The Iranian ...


Beef producers face "crisis", UK farming unions warn  BBC News

With cost of feed and the value of beef declining, UK beef producers say they face a "crisis".


UK hemp farm could lose £200,000 in crop destruction  BBC News

Home Office revokes the farm's licence to grow hemp, although it is appealing against the decision.


10 of the UK's best water-sports venues and activities  The Guardian

When the heat is on it's time to hit the water. From aqua parks and windsurfing to mermaid classes and underwater hockey, here's our pick of fun things to do.


'Restore UK bogs' to tackle climate change  BBC News

Restoring peat moors degraded by farming may prove a relatively inexpensive way of tackling climate change, a report shows. Wet peat bogs store carbon that's ...


UK weather forecast: Saharan dust cloud to turn sky BLOOD RED in heatwave Britain  Express.co.uk

A PLUME of Saharan dust and smoke from Continental wildfires will turn Britain's skies red as the nation braces for a record heatwave.


UK statement on civilian casualties in Idlib, Syria  GOV.UK

UK Special Envoy to Syria condemns the recent airstrikes which killed over 50 civilians and calls for ceasefire.


UK heatwave: Britain could experience hottest night on record, as NHS advises people to keep windows shut  The Telegraph

Britain is set for the hottest night on record, as the NHS advised it might be better to keep windows closed to fight the sweltering heat. Temperatures could remain ...


Three swimmers missing in river Thames  The Guardian

Police are searching for three people after earlier finding body of man at a Gloucestershire water park.


Historic county flags flown at Parliament Square for first time  GOV.UK

The flags of 50 historic counties have been raised in the heart of Parliament Square in a resplendent celebration of the nation's heritage on Historic County Flags ...


Watch day one of the Invictus UK Trials live  BBC Sport

The Invictus UK Trials take place in Sheffield - watch day one highlights and live coverage.


UK to innovate new life-saving treatment and diagnosis technology  GOV.UK

Diseases could be detected even before people experience symptoms, thanks to a pioneering new health-data programme as part of the Industrial Strategy.


New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers  The Guardian

The government has confirmed plans for consumers to begin paying for new nuclear reactors before they are built, and for taxpayers to pay a share of any cost ...


All-time UK heat record set to be broken this week: Here's how to stay safe during a heatwave  ITV News

Video report by ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie. This week could see the UK's all-time record temperature broken, with highs of above 36C forecast.


UK weather forecast – Brits set for hottest day EVER at 39C as ‘toxic’ mix of Saharan dust and European wildf  The Sun

As the hot weather continues, Brits are set for the hottest day ever at 39C as a 'toxic' mix of Saharan dust and European wildfires are set to turn the sky red.


UK set to swelter in record-breaking July weather as temperatures soar 'up to 37C'  Evening Standard

Brits are being warned to take care in the extremely hot weather with the hottest July day ever recorded forecast for later this week. Meteorologists are predicting ...


Children's Funeral Fund for England launches today  GOV.UK

Bereaved parents will no longer have to pay the cost of their child's burial or cremation after the Children's Funeral Fund for England opened today (23 July).


UK heatwave: Britons urged to check on neighbours as temperatures soar  Sky News

Health warnings have been issued as record-breaking temperatures are forecast from hot air from a Saharan plume flow to Britain.


UK defence minister rejects criticism over tanker seized in Gulf  The Guardian

The defence minister Tobias Ellwood has rejected the charge that a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf could have been better protected, and said ...


The UK's shift to clean energy is about to get really, really tough  Wired.co.uk

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Volvo recalls 70,000 cars in the UK over fire risk  BBC News

Volvo is recalling almost 70,000 cars in the UK over concerns that they could catch fire. It is part of a global recall of more than half a million diesel vehicles that ...


Love Island goes to two series a year in 2020  BBC News

ITV has announced that one of its top shows, Love Island, is moving to two series a year in 2020. Love Island is currently the most watched programme for adults ...


No-deal Brexit risk may have already pushed UK into recession, says NIESR  The Guardian

The mounting risk of no-deal Brexit may have pushed the UK economy into a recession already, one of the country's foremost economic forecasters has warned.


£680m of UK foreign aid spent on fossil fuel projects – study  The Guardian

The British government has spent £680m of its foreign aid budget on fossil fuel projects since 2010, according to analysis that highlights the UK's failure to align ...


UK weather forecast: Health warning issued as Britain BOILS in record-breaking heat  Express.co.uk

THE Met Office has announced temperatures are to soar to record levels from Tuesday onwards, with meteorologist Aidan McGivern issuing a heat warning to ...


UK could be about to get heatwave power cuts as thunderstorms roll in  Metro.co.uk

Thousands of people across New York City went without power overnight as the city deals with a heatwave - and the same could happen in the UK. The Met ...


UK to deploy 250 troops to Mali on peacekeeping operations  GOV.UK

The Defence Secretary has announced that UK Armed Forces will deploy to Mali in 2020 in support of the UN Peacekeeping Operation.


Donald Trump hints Nigel Farage will become UK's next ambassador to the USA  Mirror Online

Donald Trump, US President, gave Boris Johnson gushing praise today at Turning Point USA's Teen Student Action Summit.


Far-right extremism to be included in official terror warnings alongside Islamist threat for first time, government announces  The Independent

The growing threat from “extreme right-wing” terrorism will be included in official threat-level warnings for the first time, the home secretary has announced.


Period Poverty Taskforce meets for the first time  GOV.UK

The newly formed Period Poverty Taskforce met for the first time today (23rd July). Announced earlier this year, the taskforce will focus its efforts on tackling the ...


Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist  BBC News

The Brexit deadlock has undermined efforts to boost the UK economy, the chairman of the government's Industrial Strategy Council has told Newsnight.


New low emissions petrol set to launch in UK but millions cars can’t use it - can yours?  Express

A NEW type of low emission fuel could be rolled out across the Uk which will benefit the majority of motorists but could exclude a group of drivers.


When will Boris Johnson start as new UK Prime Minister? Tory leadership timetable in full  Evening Standard

Boris Johnson will be the UK's new Prime Minister following a landslide victory in the Tory leadership race. The former London Mayor beat rival Jeremy Hunt by ...


Channel Tunnel group says no-deal Brexit 'very likely'  The Guardian

Getlink says Brexit uncertainty and economic slowdown have affected bookings.


New business start-up training for refugees in the UK  GOV.UK

A pilot to encourage refugee entrepreneur programmes across the UK has been launched with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) with funding from the Home ...


Gulf crisis uniquely difficult strategic moment for UK  BBC News

The Gulf crisis catches the UK at a uniquely difficult strategic moment. Its military means are quite limited, Iran's are greater than many might think, and the option ...


Man injured in suspected homophobic machete attack in London  The Guardian

Attacker believed to have fled scene on motorbike as police were called to south London.


Fears over insect swarms during UK heatwave – including ‘vampire spiders’, giant stinging Asian hornets and ‘d  The Sun

A NUMBER of dangerous and sometimes deadly insects could flood the UK as the mercury soars. We've summed up the critters to look out for.


Hi. Sorry, we're still grinding Huawei at this: UK govt once again puts off decision to ban Chinese giant from 5G  The Register

The British government has once again deferred an already postponed decision _ this time about whether or not to ban Huawei equipment from 5G networks in ...


The race to get the UK using fibre optic broadband is speeding up  Wired.co.uk

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UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission  Sky News

It is privately acknowledged that the troops will likely be targeted by extremist groups fighting for power in the African nation.


'Gay footballer' deletes Twitter account  BBC News

A Twitter account, purportedly from a Championship footballer who intended to come out as gay, has been deleted. The account, which began this month, was ...


UK sells 10-year debt at close to lowest yield on record  Financial Times

Britain has sold 10-year bonds at close to the lowest yield in history, as investors respond to growing risks of a no-deal Brexit by gravitating towards safe assets.


UK weather: How hot is too hot to work?  Metro.co.uk

Temperatures this week could beat the hottest ever recorded in Britain. We're talking overnight temperatures of mid 20°Cs, and Thursday could reach 37°C ...


Gay marriage and abortion: Why are there different laws in Northern Ireland?  BBC News

The strict laws on abortion and the ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland are set to change. A bill bringing laws more in line with the rest of the UK, ...


'Children of Chernobyl' need more host families for UK respite escapes  BBC News

A charity which supports children from areas worst affected by the Chernobyl disaster has said it needs to find more UK host families. A reactor at the Ukraine ...


Fifa packs and loot boxes 'not gambling' in UK  BBC News

The UK gambling watchdog has told MPs that it does not currently oversee the purchase of in-game *content* like Fifa player packs and video game loot boxes.


New UK prime minister must be realistic about the economy  Financial Times

Realism and vision will both be needed as the new UK prime minister takes office this week and formulates his economic policy. Realism is essential because ...


Annual update on Crossrail 2019  GOV.UK

Provides an update on actions, challenges and achievements, alongside an annual statement on funding and finances for the Crossrail project.


Joint UK-Canada Statement on the Global Conference for Media Freedom  GOV.UK

I make this statement on behalf of Canada and the United Kingdom. Earlier this year, my Canadian colleague briefed the Permanent Council on the UK and ...


Immigration detention reform  GOV.UK

The Immigration Minister has given an update on the improvements and continuing reforms being made to immigration detention.


Wadi al Hummus: France, Germany, Spain and UK joint statement  GOV.UK

“The Governments of France, Germany, Spain and the UK strongly condemn the demolition by Israel of Palestinian buildings in the district of Wadi al Hummus, ...


Latest as Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as PM  BBC News

Reaction as Boris Johnson officially takes over as PM - and starts to appoint his new cabinet.


Just add water: Efficient Energy’s HFC-free chillers arrive in the UK  The Register

An unusual data centre cooling system that dispenses with expensive, environment-damaging refrigerants in favour of tap water is now available in the UK.


Government plans to safeguard the future security of UK Telecoms  GOV.UK

Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright has today set out plans to improve security standards and practices across the UK's telecoms sector, including in new 5G and ...


UK cops blasted over 'disproportionate' slurp of years of data from crime victims' phones  The Register

Privacy rights groups have slammed UK police's "indiscriminate" grabbing of crime victims' data. A report (PDF), released today by Big Brother Watch and eight ...


EU prepares multi-billion aid plan to shield Ireland from no-deal Brexit  The Independent

Brussels is drawing up a multi-billion pound aid package for Ireland to shield it from the effects of a no-deal Brexit, it has been reported. A senior EU diplomat ...


EXCL UK broke pledge not to send under-age soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan  PoliticsHome.com

The UK continued to send child soldiers to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan despite pledging to end the practice, PoliticsHome can reveal.


Pro-meat protesters fined for eating raw squirrels at vegan stall  The Guardian

Pair ate fur-covered dead animals in front of children in London despite pleas to stop.


New legislation to prevent harmful rose virus  GOV.UK

New legislation has been introduced today to stop the arrival of the Rose Rosette Virus (RRV), a damaging virus which is spread by a microscopic mite.


Infamous thug from Perth is jailed for 26th time  Express

A NOTORIOUS thug with dozens of convictions has been jailed for the 26th time since being taken on a taxpayer-funded concert trip to tackle his offending.


Uk weather: Heatwave travel and how to stay cool on buses and trains  Metro.co.uk

The UK is predicted to experience its hottest ever July day this week, with forecasters predicting 37°C before the end of the week. As the mercury climbs, so do ...


UK weather: How to sleep as heatwave hits 25°C tonight  Metro.co.uk

The summer heatwave is in full force and daytime temperatures are expected to top 30°C for three consecutive days this week. And while the UK weather is ...


UK approved nearly £650m in arms sales to Saudi Arabia in six months after Jamal Khashoggi murder  The Independent

Ministers signed off nearly £650m worth of arms licence exports to Saudi Arabia in the six months following the brutal murder of the dissident journalist Jamal ...


UK advanced manufacturing gets boost with new investment in digital tech competition  GOV.UK

UK manufacturers wanting to adopt the latest digital technologies will be able to bid for a new £30 million R&D competition.


John Mann appointed as independent adviser on antisemitism  GOV.UK

Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism appointed as independent adviser by Prime Minister Theresa May.


Wayne Rooney returns to the UK for 'mental and physical break' from MLS  Mirror Online

Wayne Rooney returned to the UK to see his family this week after being granted time off by his DC United manager.


Thunderstorm weather warning across UK amid level 3 heatwave alert  Bristol Post

It is going to get very hot - and then the heavens will open.


Tech jobs spread out from London across UK  Financial Times

Tim Jones has just moved 250 software developer jobs from Minsk to Manchester. In an independent coffee shop underneath the trendy co-working space at No ...


BBC weather: Sahara desert winds strike UK and force temperatures to soar  Express.co.uk

BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood explained that hot winds blown in from North Africa was forcing UK temperatures to sky rocket resulting in the intense heat this ...


‘It carried our dog away’: are the UK’s seagulls getting more aggressive?  The Guardian

A chihuahua in Devon was recently taken by a swooping bird – and there have been countless other accounts of seagull attacks. Has there been a sudden ...


UK weather: Thunderstorm risk as temperatures rise as high as 34C  ITV News

Low cloud and fog will soon clear southern areas this morning, allowing plenty of sunshine to develop across England and Wales. It will be cloudier across ...


UK to lead global innovation in sustainable plastics in drive to net zero  GOV.UK

New forms of packaging and plastic made from plants, wood chippings and food waste could be a step closer, thanks to new business and government ...


Wayne Rooney secretly flies home to UK for ‘physical and mental break’  The Sun

WAYNE Rooney has secretly flown home to the UK for a “physical and mental break”. It comes after wife Coleen told pals she's moving back here before his US ...


Carl Beech: Liar, fraudster and paedophile  BBC News

Carl Beech is a liar, fraudster and paedophile. But for 18 months between 2014 and 2016, he was the star witness in a high-profile investigation into allegations ...


UK weather: 'Deadly' asthma attacks warning as African plume brings 37C heatwave  Mirror Online

A 'toxic cocktail' of heat, pollen and pollution is prompting health experts to warn of increased risks for people with both hayfever and asthma.


TripAdvisor names the best UK theme parks for 2019 as voted by you  The Sun

TRIPADVISOR has named the best theme parks in the UK as voted for by travellers. Family favourites Paultons Park in Romsey came in at number one, followed ...


'DEADLY' asthma attack warning as 37C heatwave sweeps Britain  Heart

Record temperatures will hit Britain this week, potentially making it the hottest July on record.


Brexit news: UK trade envoy quits in protest over no-deal policy threatening £800m Canada agreement  The Independent

One of Liam Fox's trade envoys has quit in protest that the government's no-deal Brexit policy threatens the demise of an existing trade deal with Canada worth ...


UK heatwave: What are your rights on transport, in offices and at schools during hot weather?  The Telegraph

When Britain swelters in soaring temperatures, it is not everyone's idea of bliss. While those lucky enough to be on holiday during the heatwave can enjoy the ...


Medical chief calls for global health effort  BBC News

Countries must work together to tackle global health risks, England's outgoing chief medical officer has said. In her final annual report, Prof Dame Sally Davies ...


20 of the best campsites in UK and Europe by public transport: readers’ travel tips  The Guardian

Go carefree and car-free to these beautifully located campsites, from northern Norway to the Cyclades, via Norfolk.


Amazon launches first top ten book charts for the UK – revealing 90s books are still just as popular  The Sun

AMAZON has launched its first top 20 most read book chart for the UK - revealing 90s books are still being snapped up by Brits. The bestseller list shows the ...


UK intervenes in Inmarsat deal on national security grounds  Financial Times

The UK government has intervened in the takeover of satellite company Inmarsat on national security grounds. Jeremy Wright, the culture secretary, has issued ...


 

 
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