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The Russian agents who poisoned the Skripals likely stayed in the UK after the attack as 'sleeper' agents, espionage …

The Russian agents who poisoned the Skripals likely stayed in the UK after the attack as 'sleeper' agents, espionage …

An image of Sergei Skripal under arrest by Russian authorities before he came to Britain. Sky News LONDON — Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal left hospital last week after recovering from an assassination attempt. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent at his home in Salisbury in March by Russian spies, British […]

Best street parties in pictures as UK celebrates royal wedding day

Best street parties in pictures as UK celebrates royal wedding day

Best street parties in pictures as UK celebrates royal wedding day  Telegraph.co.uk Full coverage Source link

In the UK You Need Permission to Put 'Royal' in Your Business Name

In the UK You Need Permission to Put 'Royal' in Your Business Name

In honor of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this week we’re telling the stories of some of the United Kingdom’s oldest and oddest traditions. Previously: Why the queen owns all the swans in England, the “pricking ceremony,” the royal appointees who carry special rods, Tower of London raven expectations In Manhattan, […]

UK's plan for customs union 'backstop' faces tests in Brussels

UK's plan for customs union 'backstop' faces tests in Brussels

Alex Barker in Brussels May 17, 2018 Print this page UK plans to remain tied to customs union to avoid Ireland border Brussels wants Northern Ireland-specific solution EU fears cherry picking by UK and threat to single market Britain’s emerging plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is based on an idea that has […]

UK officials float Brexit customs compromise

UK officials float Brexit customs compromise

The U.K. could agree to temporarily remain inside the EU’s common external tariff until a future customs arrangement is ready | Oli Scarff/Getty Images Brexit negotiations have made little progress in weeks because of UK indecision over the customs question. By Tom McTague and David M. Herszenhorn 5/16/18, 10:11 PM CET Updated 5/17/18, 10:31 AM […]

UK East Coast rail line to be renationalised

UK East Coast rail line to be renationalised

London-Edinburgh rail line put under state control for third time in 12 years Stagecoach said it had lost £259m on the line Details of future ‘public-private partnership’ unclear The East Coast rail line between London and Edinburgh will be taken back under state control after collapsing under heavy losses just three years after its last […]

Erdoğan ends UK state visit by calling jailed journalists 'terrorists'

Erdoğan ends UK state visit by calling jailed journalists 'terrorists'

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has ended his three-day state visit to the UK by insisting that all the journalists locked in Turkish jails were terrorist criminals, ignoring a warning from Theresa May not to lose sight of democratic values as he sought to defend his country from “the extraordinary pressures of a failed coup […]

Royal wedding: The UK's rapidly changing mixed-race population

Royal wedding: The UK's rapidly changing mixed-race population

Image copyright Getty Images Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry will see her become the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. How does the wedding reflect wider changes in UK society? The growing number of people of different ethnic origins in the UK is often interpreted as a sign of a rapidly changing country. […]

UK stocks pull back after longest weekly win streak in 12 years

UK stocks pull back after longest weekly win streak in 12 years

U.K. stocks moved slightly lower on Monday, falling from a 3½ month high as investors absorbed the latest developments in the U.S.-China trade talks and movements in the oil price. Shares of IWG PLC soared after the after the serviced-office company said it’s in talks with three rival private-equity firms about a potential take over. […]

UK plan to extend civil partnerships revealed in government report

UK plan to extend civil partnerships revealed in government report

A confidential report drawn up for the former equalities minister Justine Greening proposed extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples and building “a consensus for legislation”, according to internal policy documents seen by the Guardian. The briefing has emerged ahead of a legal battle at the supreme court on Monday where a London couple, Charles Keidan […]

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