UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017

UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017

The UK economy is set for another year of uninspiring growth in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from the EY Item Club. This week’s first-quarter GDP figures are expected to show growth of just 0.2%-0.3%, according to EY Item Club economists, mainly due to the severe weather the hit the country at the end […]

Former police race adviser charged with racially aggravated offence

Former police race adviser charged with racially aggravated offence

A former race relations adviser to the police who was allegedly injured when a police officer fired a stun gun at him has been charged with a racially aggravated offence. Judah Adunbi, also known as Ras, was arrested at his home in Bristol on Wednesday and will appear in court next month. Adunbi, of Easton, […]

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is to accuse Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her “hostile environment” immigration policies. The Labour leader will tell the party’s Welsh conference on Sunday that “lives have been ripped apart” by the crackdown. Separately, Labour MP David Lammy has called […]

UK's National Health Service Is in Trouble

UK's National Health Service Is in Trouble

LONDON—After 94-year-old Enid Stevens was treated for a spinal fracture at a hospital in Northern England last month, she was wheeled out from the overcrowded ward to a hallway, where she lay on a gurney, unable to easily alert nurses, for six days. “The health service is failing,” said Wayne Stevens, Mrs. Stevens’s 40-year-old grandson. […]

Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

More than 500 parliamentarians from France, Germany and the UK have written to their US counterparts urging them to persuade Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. In a joint statement published in the Guardian, Der Spiegel, the New York Times and Le Monde, they urged a White House rethink before the 12 […]

Trans Mountain debate follows Trudeau to UK as activists unveil 'Crudeau Oil' props

Trans Mountain debate follows Trudeau to UK as activists unveil 'Crudeau Oil' props

Activists protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline project confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he left the Canadian High Commission in London on Wednesday. Campaigners from Greenpeace UK — a group that has staunchly opposed the expansion project in Canada — built a fake pipeline around the building, which sits next to the iconic Trafalgar Square in the city centre. […]

UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told

UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told

Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told. The Home Office’s refusal to provide non-gendered X passports breached privacy and human rights and was unlawful, Kate Gallafent QC said. The legal challenge has been brought by Christie Elan-Cane, who […]

UK weather: Britain to beat Rome and Madrid with temperatures as high as 26C this week

UK weather: Britain to beat Rome and Madrid with temperatures as high as 26C this week

1/50 17 April 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries, at 10 Downing Street on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. AFP/Getty 2/50 16 April 2018 Aneira Thomas, the first baby to be born on the NHS, addresses the Unison Health Conference at the […]

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