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UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

Gales reaching up to 100mph and torrential rain struck the UK this week as Storms Ali and Bronagh hit.  Storm Ali was so severe two people died in wind-related incidents.  With debris from trees and structures littering roads, causing crashes and closing high streets Britain’s storm season began with a vengeance.  Could there be yet […]

Teenage boys held in Kent over extreme-right terror offences

Teenage boys held in Kent over extreme-right terror offences

Two teenagers have been arrested in Kent on suspicion of extreme-right terrorism offences, police have said. The boys, both aged 15 and from Ramsgate in Kent, were arrested at their homes on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts, Kent police said. They are being questioned at a police station in south-east England after being held […]

The Brexit price squeeze is back as UK inflation unexpectedly jumps for a 2nd month

The Brexit price squeeze is back as UK inflation unexpectedly jumps for a 2nd month

Inflation in the UK unexpectedly jumped for a second consecutive month in August, surprising forecasters who had expected the rate of price increases to fall. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Wednesday that consumer price inflation (CPI), the most watched measure of UK inflation, increased to 2.7% in August, up from 2.5% in […]

Starbucks' European business paid 2.8% UK tax last year

Starbucks' European business paid 2.8% UK tax last year

Starbucks’ European business paid an effective UK tax rate of just 2.8 per cent in the year to the end of October 2017 after a payment from another part of the group boosted profits. The coffee chain, which has in the past faced vocal criticism of its tax affairs in Britain, has revealed that its […]

40000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

40000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

Genetic links to anxiety and depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced. Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (Glad) study. It is hoped that 40,000 volunteers aged 16 and over will agree to be […]

UK minister refuses to halt deportation of UBS 'rogue trader'

UK minister refuses to halt deportation of UBS 'rogue trader'

The UK government has refused to intervene to prevent the deportation of Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS banker jailed for Britain’s biggest ever fraud, who will be sent to Ghana this week despite leaving his birth country as a four-year-old. Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, said the government’s decision to deport Adoboli had been “upheld […]

UK Netflix rival looms as BBC and Discovery eye UKTV breakup

UK Netflix rival looms as BBC and Discovery eye UKTV breakup

The BBC and the US pay-TV company Discovery are understood to be in the final stages of agreeing a £1bn breakup of the Gold and Dave broadcaster, UKTV, in a deal that will accelerate plans to build a British streaming rival to Netflix. UKTV, which has a mix of 10 free-to-air and pay-TV channels, is […]

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite to track illegal shipping activity

Image copyright SSTL/AIRBUS/ISRO Image caption S1-4 and NovaSAR pictured just before being enclosed at the top of their Indian rocket The first all-British radar satellite is set to go into orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, […]

UK weather forecast: Britain to be RAVAGED by rain as DEADLY Hurricane Helene NEARS

UK weather forecast: Britain to be RAVAGED by rain as DEADLY Hurricane Helene NEARS

Britain is set to be hit by heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Helene’s potentially disastrous gales. Meteorologist Alex Deakin said there “will be lots of rain swamping in through Scotland and Northern Ireland. “There will be some heavy bursts of rain which will move into northern England on Sunday.” The rain will then “thistle out […]

UK aid to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world

UK aid to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt joined Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds and Love Actually director Richard Curtis to launch the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme on Thursday 13 September 2018 at St Joseph’s School in Wandsworth, London. To mark the launch of the programme – which is co-funded by the British Council […]

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