Britney Spears sends 'love' to UK fans after Brighton Pride performance

Britney Spears sends 'love' to UK fans after Brighton Pride performance

Britney Spears has sent ‘love’ to her UK fans after performing at Brighton Pride (PA/PA Wire) Britney Spears sends ‘love’ to UK fans after Brighton Pride performance Independent.ie Britney Spears has sent “love” to her UK fans after performing at Brighton Pride. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/britney-spears-sends-love-to-uk-fans-after-brighton-pride-performance-37187588.html https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/article37187586.ece/19787/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_13171d16-81bf-47dc-9803-3a8dd2f90ca4_1 Email Britney Spears has sent “love” to her UK fans after […]

US space companies are crossing the Atlantic, bringing rocket launches to the UK for the first time

US space companies are crossing the Atlantic, bringing rocket launches to the UK for the first time

The only previous launch from U.K. soil was a military demonstration test in February 2016. The mission launched an American rocket from the western coast of Scotland, used to test a missile defense system over the Atlantic Ocean. For commercial purposes, however, a launch infrastructure has never existed. The light-class rockets designed to launch small […]

Only one third of UK's plastic food packaging is recyclable, study finds

Only one third of UK's plastic food packaging is recyclable, study finds

Only one-third of the plastic food containers used in the UK can be recycled, local authority chiefs have revealed. New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) indicates 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays are carefully set aside by residents for their local recycling collection each year. But only 169,145 tonnes is recycled, […]

Heatwave in Europe set to push up UK food prices

Heatwave in Europe set to push up UK food prices

The ongoing heatwave is starting to burn a hole in Britons’ pockets, as higher food prices linked to scorched harvests across Europe reach shops and restaurants. “Today I am selling a box of broccoli for £8 but by Monday that could have doubled,” says Paul Murphy, a director of Yes Chef,based at London’s New Covent […]

Mopeds and quad bikes put 4.5 million UK holidaymakers at risk, travel association warns

Mopeds and quad bikes put 4.5 million UK holidaymakers at risk, travel association warns

British holidaymakers who rent mopeds or quad bikes abroad are risking death or life-changing injuries, ABTA has warned. The travel association has launched a campaign advising travellers to think twice before hiring mopeds whilst overseas, and to ride quad bikes only as part of an organised excursion. Last week 19-year-old Kieran Roche from Swindon died […]

UK's Brexit proposals threaten future of EU, says Barnier

UK's Brexit proposals threaten future of EU, says Barnier

Michel Barnier has launched his own appeal for hearts and minds in Europe by warning that Theresa May’s Brexit proposals, put forward in the UK government’s recent white paper, pose a threat to the future of the European single market. In an article published in 20 newspapers across Europe, the EU’s chief negotiator writes: “The […]

UK hires Obama's chief economic adviser to examine tech market

UK hires Obama's chief economic adviser to examine tech market

The UK has hired Obama’s chief economic adviser to chair a panel examining competition in the technology sector. Described by President Obama as “one of the most brilliant economic minds of his generation”, Professor Jason Furman will lead a team of experts for the government. The panel he assembles will be analysing whether the growth […]

Tommy Robinson, Anti-Muslim Activist, Is Freed on Bail in UK

Tommy Robinson, Anti-Muslim Activist, Is Freed on Bail in UK

LONDON — Tommy Robinson, the jailed British far-right activist who has gained the support of figures like Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Trump, was ordered released on bail on Wednesday, after challenging his conviction for contempt of court. Mr. Robinson was arrested in May after he broadcast live video from outside […]

UK will act alone against tech firm tax avoidance if global solution falters

UK will act alone against tech firm tax avoidance if global solution falters

The UK would clamp down on overseas technology firms like Google and Facebook by acting unilaterally to introduce a digital revenue levy, if efforts to agree to an international solution on tax avoidance falter, the government said. The financial secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, suggested that tough action would be taken, despite opposition from […]

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

“This is the hardest year,” says Alexandru Barbacaru, director of Est-Vest Services, a Romanian employment agency for temporary workers for the UK. Sitting in his office in central Bucharest, his desk cluttered with filled-in application forms and tax documents for past and present workers, Barbacaru explains the mounting difficulties for companies such as his, which […]