Call for buyers to keep Salvador Dalí's lobster phone in UK

Call for buyers to keep Salvador Dalí's lobster phone in UK

One of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s white lobster telephones could be lost from the UK unless a buyer steps in to meet the price tag of more than £850,000. Michael Ellis, the arts minister, has put a temporary export bar on the artwork, Lobster Telephone (White Aphrodisiac), by Dalí and Edward James, to give buyers […]

De La Rue: the British money-maker that lost UK passport contract

De La Rue: the British money-maker that lost UK passport contract

News that De La Rue has lost the contract to produce UK passports caused the company’s share price to fall by more than 5% in early trading. The company, which is more than 200 years old, describes itself as the world’s largest commercial producer of currency and passports and claims to supply products to two-thirds […]

Cambridge Analytica was offered politicians' hacked emails, say witnesses

Cambridge Analytica was offered politicians' hacked emails, say witnesses

The data analytics firm that worked on the Donald Trump election campaign was offered material from Israeli hackers who had accessed the private emails of two politicians who are now heads of state, witnesses have told the Guardian. Multiple sources have described how senior directors of Cambridge Analytica – including its chief executive, Alexander Nix […]

UK to get first glimpse of polar bear cub

UK to get first glimpse of polar bear cub

The park’s outdoor enclosure has been closed to the public since the cub was born, though the young bear and its mom were photographed exploring on Tuesday. “Having spent four months in her maternity den, Victoria quickly took the chance to go outside,” said head keeper Una Richardson. “Understandably, her cub has been more cautious […]

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGiovanna Tinetti: “What is the ‘standard model’ of planets?” A telescope to study the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System will be launched by the European Space Agency in the late 2020s. The mission, to be known as Ariel, was selected by the organisation’s Science Programme […]

5G auction bidding starts in UK

5G auction bidding starts in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G services are not expected to roll out until 2020 Bidding has begun for the latest chunk of the UK’s airwaves as networks look to kickstart next-generation 5G services and improve existing 4G. The main four mobile networks will compete with two new players to bid for a share […]

UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses

UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses

A judge has criticised military investigators following the collapse of a case against army instructors who were accused of bullying teenage recruits. Twenty-eight young soldiers aged 16 and 17 had claimed they were abused and assaulted during a battle camp exercise by 16 instructors. They said they were slapped or punched in the face, spat […]

UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn

UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn

Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could lead to even higher rates of obesity through the import of American foods high in fat and sugar, children’s doctors have warned. US “hostility” towards measures aimed at promoting healthier eating habits, such as traffic light labelling, is also a major threat to the government’s anti-obesity […]

Snow and ice bring UK travel disruption

Snow and ice bring UK travel disruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather’s Ben Rich presents the latest forecast Snow and ice are causing further disruption to road, rail and air travel in parts of the UK. Met Office amber warnings of a possible risk to life are in place in south-west England, south-east and mid-Wales and the […]

Blizzard conditions expected to disrupt travel across UK

Blizzard conditions expected to disrupt travel across UK

Blizzard conditions that could cause havoc on the roads have been forecast by the Met Office for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Yellow and amber ice and snow warnings are in effect for many parts of the UK as the “mini-beast from the east” brings more snow showers and freezing temperatures. “Travel delays on roads […]

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