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UK Authorities Granted Warrant to Search Cambridge Analytica's Office

UK Authorities Granted Warrant to Search Cambridge Analytica's Office

A general view of the building at 55 New Oxford Street that contains offices of Cambridge Analytica in London, Friday, March 23, 2018. Photo: AP British election authorities have reportedly acquired a warrant to search the London offices of Cambridge Analytica. The UK’s Information Commission said on Saturday that it had launched an investigation into […]

EU leaders back UK in Russian row over nerve agent attack

EU leaders back UK in Russian row over nerve agent attack

After meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels, the European Council released a statement condemning the attack “in the strongest possible terms.” It said it “agrees with the United Kingdom government’s assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible,” adding that “there is no plausible alternative explanation.” “We stand […]

Sheffield tree protester arrested for playing plastic trumpet

Sheffield tree protester arrested for playing plastic trumpet

A tree protester in Sheffield has been arrested for blowing a plastic trumpet and setting off a rape alarm after accusing council contractors of “raping the trees”. The 57-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of causing intentional harm or distress following a complaint from a member of the public, and she received a […]

Russia accuses UK of hiding evidence in Skripal case

Russia accuses UK of hiding evidence in Skripal case

Senior Russian diplomatic and military officials have accused the UK of hiding and possibly planning to destroy evidence in the investigation into the Salisbury nerve agent attack. The comments came during a remarkable briefing at Moscow’s foreign ministry given for all foreign ambassadors in Russia, to lay out the country’s argument for why it is […]

Alfie Evans parents refused permission for supreme court appeal

Alfie Evans parents refused permission for supreme court appeal

The parents of a 22-month-old boy who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have failed to persuade supreme court justices to consider the case. A high court judge had ruled that doctors can stop treating Alfie Evans, against the wishes of his parents, Kate James and Tom Evans. Three court of […]

5G auction bidding starts in UK

5G auction bidding starts in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G services are not expected to roll out until 2020 Bidding has begun for the latest chunk of the UK’s airwaves as networks look to kickstart next-generation 5G services and improve existing 4G. The main four mobile networks will compete with two new players to bid for a share […]

UK weather: Snow from 'mini Beast from the East' shuts A30 in Devon as stranded drivers spend night in school

UK weather: Snow from 'mini Beast from the East' shuts A30 in Devon as stranded drivers spend night in school

Hundreds of schools shut due to snow and ice Hundreds of schools across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall were closed on Monday due to snow and ice. Devon County Council’s website said that all but four of 307 schools were closed. The four were listed as “partially closed”. Cornwall Council said 97 schools were closed, with […]

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

UK teacher wins global best teacher prize

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andria Zafirakou has been praised for working with disadvantaged pupils and their families A teacher from north London has been announced as winner of a competition to find the world’s best teacher. Andria Zafirakou, who teaches art and textiles in a Brent secondary school, has won a prize worth […]

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

The winner: Black Panther A commercially impotent set of new releases last Friday ensured that Black Panther remained unchallenged at the top of the UK box office for a fourth week, with weekend box office of £2.93m. After 27 days, the title’s cumulative box office has reached £39.8m – ahead of the lifetime total of […]

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People have gathered in Taksim Square the day after the failed coup Britons in Turkey have been describing how they heard gunfire and explosions during an attempted coup, in which 161 people died. Alev Scott, a British-Turkish writer, says she heard gunfire in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and low-flying jets. The […]