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Gurkha fights to keep sister in UK

Gurkha fights to keep sister in UK

A decorated Gurkha soldier is battling the Home Office to stop his 75-year-old sister being deported back to Nepal. A petition to prevent the deportation of Lal Suba Gurung has so far attracted 583 signatures. Major Udaibahadar Gurung MBE served for 31 years in the British army and retired in 2000. His sister, Lal, a […]

Arron Banks' Russia links being examined 'very seriously' by UK

Arron Banks' Russia links being examined 'very seriously' by UK

Home secretary Sajid Javid has said that Arron Banks’s Russian connections are being examined “very seriously” by two ministers in two departments who want to establish if there was an attempt to undermine parliamentary democracy during the Brexit campaign. Javid’s unexpected intervention came on the eve of what is expected to be a stormy select […]

Why the UK excels at mismanaging expectations

Why the UK excels at mismanaging expectations

More than 90,000 customers have complained and 1,300 have lost money to fraudsters, including one couple who watched their wedding savings being siphoned from their bank account as they waited on the phone to TSB’s anti-fraud department. The UK bank is writing a new chapter in the horrible history of IT disasters, after bungling the […]

Bashar al Assad: The UK and US are prolonging Syria's civil war

Bashar al Assad: The UK and US are prolonging Syria's civil war

The UK and the US are responsible for prolonging the civil war in Syria, Bashar al Assad has claimed. Syria’s president also accused the UK of being behind the chemical attack on Douma in April and says its actions are giving support to Islamic State. The attack on the town, which killed 42 people, resulted […]

Chelsea's Roman Abramovich rejects purchase offer from UK's richest man – reports

Chelsea's Roman Abramovich rejects purchase offer from UK's richest man – reports

9:05 AM ET ESPN staff Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has rejected a £2 billion offer for the club from the richest person in the United Kingdom and has no plans to sell, according to reports. The Daily Mail reported that Jim Ratcliffe, who has an estimated net worth of £21bn, according to the Sunday Times, […]

UK House Price Growth Subdued in May

UK House Price Growth Subdued in May

House price growth across the U.K. slowed in May, as annual increases fell compared to the previous months, according to a report Thursday from major U.K. bank and mortgage lender Halifax. Though house prices rose 1.9% in the three months to May compared to the same time a year ago, that’s a slowdown from the […]

World Cup: England fans' safety at risk in Russia, say MPs

World Cup: England fans' safety at risk in Russia, say MPs

England football fans visiting Russia for the World Cup are at serious risk of homophobic, racist and anti-British attacks and have been offered only “vague reassurance” about their safety by the Foreign Office and police, MPs have warned. The security risk will be greatest away from England qualifying matches or city centre fan zones, the […]

Human rights campaigners lose UK Supreme Court appeal over legality of NI's abortion law

Human rights campaigners lose UK Supreme Court appeal over legality of NI's abortion law

Human rights campaigners have lost a UK Supreme Court appeal over the legality of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law. But a majority of the seven-strong panel of justices in London expressed the “clear opinion” that the current legislation is “incompatible” with European human rights laws in the cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape and incest. […]

UK financial regulator refuses to budge on EU solvency rules

UK financial regulator refuses to budge on EU solvency rules

Oliver Ralph June 6, 2018 Print this page The UK’s financial regulator has dealt a blow to life insurers by refusing to change a much-hated part of the EU’s Solvency II capital rules, citing uncertainty over Brexit. In a letter to MPs, Sam Woods, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority, said that “in the […]

UK weather latest: Temperatures to shoot up before electrical storms strike later this week

UK weather latest: Temperatures to shoot up before electrical storms strike later this week

Temperatures across the British Isles are set to soar well above average this week, before bursting into thunder, lightning and rain late on Thursday. Wednesday will see the fresher weather and white skies of the first half of the week replaced by a firmament of dazzling blue and powerful sunshine in most areas. Temperatures will rise […]