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Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog's legal order

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog's legal order

The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog to provide a U.S. voter with all the personal information it holds on him. An enforcement notice was served on Cambridge Analytica affiliate SCL Elections last month and the deadline […]

British Pound Supported after Construction PMI Suggests UK Economy Rebounded in Second-quarter

British Pound Supported after Construction PMI Suggests UK Economy Rebounded in Second-quarter

– GBP rises at start of week, after latest UK construction PMI. – UK Construction PMI holds at 52.5 in May as recovery continues.  – Data suggests UK economic growth may have rebounded in Q2 2018.  © aallm, Adobe Stock Pound Sterling was seen to be supported at the start of the new week as […]

UK remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary

UK remembers London Bridge attack victims on 1st anniversary

LONDON — Britain’s resolve to “stand firm” against terrorism is stronger than ever, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday, a year since a deadly vehicle-and-knife attack on London Bridge. The London Bridge carnage was one of a string of attacks in Britain in 2017 involving Islamic or far-right extremists that killed 36 people in all. […]

UK: Tory peer urges investigation into Islamophobia

UK: Tory peer urges investigation into Islamophobia

UK: Tory peer urges investigation into Islamophobia  Anadolu Agency Full coverage Source link

UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

For over five years, Aldi and Lidl have rubbed salt into the largely self-inflicted wounds of Britain’s “big four” supermarkets. But with incumbents now holding or increasing market share, some are wondering whether the threat from the German discounters has peaked. Aldi and Lidl arrived in the UK in the 1990s, but the big expansion […]

BBC weather forecast: 'Unusual' amount of severe THUNDERSTORMS to strike UK

BBC weather forecast: 'Unusual' amount of severe THUNDERSTORMS to strike UK

BBC’s Matt Taylor claimed commuters should be wary on their way home because temperatures will rise through the day. He said: “We have seen unusual amounts of storms of late. We do not usually see this level of activity until later in the summer. “It is all down to the position of the jet stream […]

EOne Picks Up Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' for November Release in UK

EOne Picks Up Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo' for November Release in UK

Entertainment One has taken U.K. rights to Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo” and has scheduled a Nov. 2 release, Variety has confirmed. Amazon Studios is handling U.S. distribution on the period film. At Cinemacon in Las Vegas last month, Amazon’s head of marketing and distribution, Bob Berney, revealed that “Peterloo” would be making a play at the fall […]

YouTube is removing UK drill videos that police say incite violence

YouTube is removing UK drill videos that police say incite violence

A new initiative from YouTube is prompting the streaming service to remove videos, specifically featuring UK drill hip hop and rap, which police say incite violence. According to The Guardian, YouTube has removed 30 of the 60 videos that The Metropolitan police requested be removed over the course of the past two years. Met police […]

Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants

Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants

The government has agreed to stop deporting people under an immigration rule designed to tackle terrorism and those judged to be a threat to national security pending a review, after the Guardian highlighted numerous cases in which the power was being misused. The news came as the home secretary, Sajid Javid, admitted on Tuesday that […]

UK could be approaching 'peak prosecco' amid smallest increase in sales since 2011

UK could be approaching 'peak prosecco' amid smallest increase in sales since 2011

Sparkling wine sales have continued to rise but at a slower rate, suggesting the UK could be approaching “peak prosecco”. Research by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young found that 35.8 million gallons of sparkling wine was sold last year, an increase of 5% on the previous 12 months. But the increase was the smallest since […]