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UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the House of Commons’ media committee to be released […]

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules

Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules

Doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government announced a relaxation of laws governing access to the substance. Thousands of people with drug-resistant conditions will potentially be able to use cannabis-derived medicinal products for treatment after the home secretary, Sajid Javid, announced they should be placed in schedule 2 […]

UK weather forecast: UK set for 'RECORD BREAKING HEAT' before TORRENTIAL hailstorm hits

UK weather forecast: UK set for 'RECORD BREAKING HEAT' before TORRENTIAL hailstorm hits

Met Office meteorologist Aiden McGivern confirmed the sky high temperatures to come, but suggested they may be accompanied by some more aggressive rain, thunder and hail before the weekend comes. The weather forecaster said: “During the next 24 hours it’s all about the heat. “Widely sunny skies and hot, potentially record breaking temperatures during Thursday […]

UK weather forecast: Rain and thunderstorms to sweep country after temperatures soar as high as 39C

UK weather forecast: Rain and thunderstorms to sweep country after temperatures soar as high as 39C

Relief from a blistering heatwave across the UK could come on Friday afternoon, when sunny skies are expected to give way to scattered thunderstorms. Friday could be Britain’s warmest ever July day – and possibly even its hottest day on record. While temperatures of 35C to 36C are widely forecast for the south east, “there is a […]

Why is it so hot in the UK and around the world?

Why is it so hot in the UK and around the world?

As Britain comes to the end of its second month of extreme heat, many British people are enjoying another week of basking in the never-ending sunshine. However, as the heatwave continues the Met Office has issued a health warning urging people to stay out of the sun and a hosepipe ban has been brought into force.  […]

UK weather: Is there a drought in the UK? Will water run out if it doesn't rain?

UK weather: Is there a drought in the UK? Will water run out if it doesn't rain?

This year saw the driest June on record with the UK hit by scorching temperatures and almost no rainfall.  Reservoir levels across the UK have begun to drop, some worryingly.  In the northwest of England, seven million people face a hosepipe ban due to be implemented on August 5.  This is the second hosepipe ban […]

UK Music Biz Comes Together For 'National Album Day'

UK Music Biz Comes Together For 'National Album Day'

Paloma Faith is among the ambassadors for inaugural edition. Labels, retailers and artists from across the British music industry have joined forces to launch National Album Day — a celebration of the LP format that organizers hope will become an annual showcase event, much like Record Store Day.  The inaugural edition is scheduled to take […]

UK weather: Health warning issued after hundreds treated for sunburn during heatwave

UK weather: Health warning issued after hundreds treated for sunburn during heatwave

A sunburn warning has been issued by Public Health England (PHE) after a spike in hospitalisations during the heatwave.  It urged people to take proper precautions, including using sun cream and wearing protective clothing, after 220 people were hospitalised, over the last two months. The Belfast Trust saw the highest number of patients, 69, needing treatment for sunburn, PHE warned that […]

UK weather: Rain to hit UK next week as heatwave continues with highs of 34C

UK weather: Rain to hit UK next week as heatwave continues with highs of 34C

A cold front is forecast to travel across the UK next week bringing with it rain and cloudy skies but also fresher conditions as the rain clears. Becky Mitchell, a Met Office meteorologist said: “There is rain slowly sinking its way south, into southern parts of Scotland and reaching Northern Ireland perhaps with a few […]

UK Town Refuses To Advertise Rally For Billy Graham's Trump-Supporting Son

UK Town Refuses To Advertise Rally For Billy Graham's Trump-Supporting Son

Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is buckling in against heated criticism of his upcoming U.K. rally after a local bus company pulled advertisements for the controversial event. Graham, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, plans to preach at the Lancashire Festival of Hope in Blackpool in September. He has held numerous similar three-day rallies in cities around the […]