UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — British police says 98 percent of the fans banned from traveling to the World Cup because of hooliganism fears have surrendered their passports. Football banning orders are in place on 1,312 fans in Britain, preventing them from traveling abroad for matches over fears they will cause trouble. Mark Roberts, head of […]

Palm oil ban will hit UK

Palm oil ban will hit UK

The three Asian economies, worth a total £2trillion, are set to grow in the coming decades, and have declared they will retaliate if the EU goes ahead with a proposed ban on palm oil. A report by Copenhagen Economics claims the EU could lose trade worth £35billion after the ban. The UK is one of […]

"Kick In The Teeth": UK Excludes India From Relaxed Student Visa Rules

"Kick In The Teeth": UK Excludes India From Relaxed Student Visa Rules

Officials in the UK have however said that Indian students were welcome to the UK. (Representational) London:  The United Kingdom government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered “low risk” in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to universities. In changes to its […]

The UK's Hedgehogs (and Other Mammals) Are In Danger

The UK's Hedgehogs (and Other Mammals) Are In Danger

Despite the fact that hedgehogs are not native to North America and have not (yet) colonized the New World, we still have a special place in our hearts for the spiky little nuzzle-bunnies, whose images adorn everything, including pajamas, scarves, purses and mittens. But in the UK, where hedgehogs literally run wild, the little mammals […]

Theresa May woos bankers with UK visa changes

Theresa May woos bankers with UK visa changes

Robert Wright, Public Policy Correspondent June 14, 2018 Print this page Theresa May on Thursday told an audience of European financial bosses that government plans to remove doctors and nurses from Britain’s restrictive visa regime would clear the way for banks to hire more professionals from outside the European Economic Area. However, business groups were […]

Brexit will not protect UK from Italian instability, financiers warn

Brexit will not protect UK from Italian instability, financiers warn

Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor June 14, 2018 Print this page Financiers warn on Italy City fears UK is vulnerable to EU instability Calls for more international collaboration Italy poses a big risk to the stability of Europe, despite the recent ceasefire between the new coalition government and the markets — and Brexit will not protect […]

UK court rules plumber is a 'worker' in landmark gig economy case

UK court rules plumber is a 'worker' in landmark gig economy case

Jane Croft in London June 13, 2018 Print this page The UK’s highest court has ruled that a plumber can be classed as a “worker” rather than “self employed”, in a landmark case that will have wider ramifications for thousands of gig economy workers. The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a tradesman working for […]

Radio industry needs to reflect UK's diversity – media regulator

Radio industry needs to reflect UK's diversity – media regulator

Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just 6% of staff in the sector are non-white, far […]

UK justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate

UK justice minister resigns ahead of key Brexit debate

LONDON (AP) — A member of Theresa May’s government resigned Tuesday ahead of a key Parliamentary debate on legislation regarding Britain’s departure from the European Union. Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who had voted to remain in the EU, resigned as a justice minister so he could speak out against the policy on Brexit. He said […]

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