Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site – sources

Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site – sources

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region’s financial services. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at […]

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says. A revised code of practice for use of covert human intelligence sources (CHIS), published on Wednesday by the Home Office, states that a parent, guardian, personal contact or professional such as a social worker should […]

CEOs of UK's Biggest Companies See Pay Leap by 23%

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From Westminster to Nice: Vehicle rampage attacks in UK and Europe

From Westminster to Nice: Vehicle rampage attacks in UK and Europe

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car collided with cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament today. The man, in his late 20s, is being held in custody at a south London police station after armed officers swarmed the scene following the suspected […]

BBC Weather forecast: Torrential downpours and thunderstorms to BATTER the UK today

BBC Weather forecast: Torrential downpours and thunderstorms to BATTER the UK today

BBC Weather has claimed some parts of the UK will be hit by “big downpours” and “thunderstorms” throughout Monday. BBC Weather forecaster, Tomasz Schafernaker, said the torrential conditions would likely hit the east of the country. Schafernaker said: “It’s very mild outside and also very humid as well. “Temperatures this morning, just an hour ago […]

112 seats switch to support UK staying in EU – poll

112 seats switch to support UK staying in EU – poll

More than 100 parliamentary seats that backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum have flipped to support staying in the EU, according to a major new poll. Constituencies in Wales and the North have seen the largest swing, according to YouGov research commissioned by Hope Not Hate and pro-EU group Best for Britain. The constituencies of […]

More than 100 UK seats switch from Leave to Remain

More than 100 UK seats switch from Leave to Remain

More than 100 Westminster constituencies which backed Leave in the 2016 referendum would now vote to remain in the European Union, according to new analysis of polling. The findings suggested that most seats in England, Scotland and Wales now contain a majority of voters who want to stay in the EU. Among constituencies found to […]

Explosion at Salisbury military hardware factory kills one

Explosion at Salisbury military hardware factory kills one

A 29-year-old man has been killed and a 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after an explosion at a military hardware factory near Salisbury, police have said. Emergency services from across Wiltshire were called to the incident at the Chemring Countermeasures site north of the city shortly before 5pm on Friday. Wiltshire police have […]

Checkmate Averted: UK Reversal Opens Door for Chess Prodigy, 9, to Stay Put

Checkmate Averted: UK Reversal Opens Door for Chess Prodigy, 9, to Stay Put

LONDON — When the news spread this week that Britain would send back to India its “best junior chess prospect in a generation,” more than a few people were astonished. But on Friday, British authorities appeared to change their minds, saying they may allow the 9-year-old prodigy, Shreyas Roya, and his family to stay in […]

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