UK regulators criticised for fine on Barclays chief

UK regulators criticised for fine on Barclays chief

UK regulators have been criticised for being too soft on Barclays chief executive Jes Staley after they decided to fine him for trying to unmask a whistleblower but concluded he will not be banned over the affair. In the landmark decision, Barclays will avoid any sanctions by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of […]

UK temperatures top 29C in hottest April day since 1949

UK temperatures top 29C in hottest April day since 1949

Image copyright PA Image caption These lucky people enjoyed the sunshine beside the Thames at Richmond in London Temperatures have soared to over 29C in parts of London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years. The unusually warm weather across the UK is the result of low pressure over the Atlantic and […]

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 breaches 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 […]

UK still uncertain about Windrush-era deportations

UK still uncertain about Windrush-era deportations

The government is still not certain whether any Windrush-era citizens in the UK have been wrongly deported, a senior minister has said, reiterating that their treatment “had gone badly wrong”. David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, said staff from the Home Office were working to check whether any affected people, who predominantly arrived in the […]

US and UK blame Russia for 'malicious' cyber-offensive

US and UK blame Russia for 'malicious' cyber-offensive

The cyberwar between the west and Russia has escalated after the UK and the US issued a joint alert accusing Moscow of mounting a “malicious” internet offensive that appeared to be aimed at espionage, stealing intellectual property and laying the foundation for an attack on infrastructure. Senior security officials in the US and UK held […]

UK retailers see 6% drop in shopper numbers in March

UK retailers see 6% drop in shopper numbers in March

Dismal weather kept consumers away from the high street last month, prompting the steepest drop in shopper numbers since the end of 2010. The number of people visiting shops in March dropped 6% compared with the same month last year after strong winds and snow hit the UK. A survey of Visa card users indicated […]

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