UK Clears Way for Bidding War Between Comcast and Disney Over Sky

UK Clears Way for Bidding War Between Comcast and Disney Over Sky

Fox’s offer, first submitted in December 2016, values Sky at about 18.5 billion pounds, or about $25 billion. In April, Comcast unveiled a rival offer, valuing the broadcaster at $29 billion. Mr. Murdoch has long coveted regaining control of the broadcaster, which he founded in 1989. He tried once before to buy out other investors […]

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 […]

UK construction stutters despite better weather

UK construction stutters despite better weather

Britain’s construction activity steadied in May after a dismal start to the year, but new orders fell and companies grew more pessimistic about the outlook for growth. The purchasing managers’ index for the industry was unchanged last month from April’s reading of 52.5, slightly ahead of analysts’ expectations and signalling a modest pace of expansion […]

No 10 expected to lift visa cap preventing doctors entering UK

No 10 expected to lift visa cap preventing doctors entering UK

Downing Street is poised to announce that it will lift the cap on visas for skilled migrants that has led to more than a thousand doctors being denied entry to the UK, after the home secretary, Sajid Javid, said he was “taking a fresh look” at the policy. Theresa May has been under intense pressure […]

UK opposition leader Corbyn 'would return Elgin Marbles to Greece'

UK opposition leader Corbyn 'would return Elgin Marbles to Greece'

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for the famous Elgin Marbles to be returned to Greece, where he says it is “very clear” they belong. Speaking to Greek newspaper Ta Nea, Corbyn stressed that the sculptures were “made in Greece, and that is where they were for thousands of years until they were taken”. […]

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles

For a kid, the most thrilling part of the supermarket is the checkout aisle. Piled with brightly-wrapped candies, it’s the perfect opportunity to test your abilities as a cat burglar—can you sneak a chocolate bar by your mom while she’s rummaging through her purse?—or as a trial lawyer, pleading the case for a take-home treat. […]

Five seriously injured after car strikes pedestrians in Manchester

Five seriously injured after car strikes pedestrians in Manchester

Several people have been seriously injured after a car struck pedestrians in Manchester. Emergency services at the scene reported five injuries. At 9.50pm on Thursday police were called to Europa Way, Trafford Park, following reports that a car had collided with a number of pedestrians on an industrial estate near a roundabout. The driver of […]

UK puts legal limits on drone flight heights and airport no-fly zones

UK puts legal limits on drone flight heights and airport no-fly zones

The UK has announced new stop-gap laws for drone operators restricting how high they can fly their craft — 400ft — and prohibiting the devices from being flown within 1km of an airport boundary. The measures will come into effect on July 30. The government says the new rules are intended to enhance safety, including the safety […]