More than 6000 fracking wells needed in UK to halve gas imports, study says

More than 6000 fracking wells needed in UK to halve gas imports, study says

The UK would have to build 6,100 wells to replace just 50 per cent of gas imports between 2021 and 2035, a new study has found, casting doubt on Conservative calls a US-style fracking “revolution” in the UK at the last general election.  The party claimed it would push down gas prices for consumers and make Britain less reliant on […]

UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues

UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues

The government is demanding urgent answers over a botched systems upgrade at TSB that has locked out up to 1.9 million customers. The IT meltdown happened after a planned upgrade between 4pm on Friday 20 April and 6pm on Sunday 22 April as TSB migrated from former parent Lloyds Banking Group’s systems to shiny new […]

Acid attack victim died at euthanasia clinic after 'horrific injuries'

Acid attack victim died at euthanasia clinic after 'horrific injuries'

An engineer died at a euthanasia clinic after being left “at the limits of tolerable pain” following an alleged acid attack by his former partner, a court heard. Berlinah Wallace, 48, is charged with murdering Mark van Dongen, 29, by leaving him with such “horrific and catastrophic injuries” he asked for assistance in ending his […]

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 […]

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