Dark forces gather as UK politics heads for rock bottom

Dark forces gather as UK politics heads for rock bottom

Imagine a game of Russian roulette, except every single chamber of the gun contains a bullet. Or a lucky dip, but without any prizes; just endless, brightly wrapped, empty packages. There is still a choice, in theory, of disappointments. But it’s hard to get excited about the prospect of exercising that choice. This is the miserable […]

UK weather: heatwave returns to London and south-east

UK weather: heatwave returns to London and south-east

Some parts of England will be hit with a second heatwave this weekend, with temperatures predicted to hit 31C in London and the south-east as sunshine returns to most of the country. The north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to have temperatures in the mid-20s with scatterings of rain. “Essentially at the […]

UK farmers allowed to take more water from rivers as heatwave continues

UK farmers allowed to take more water from rivers as heatwave continues

Farmers will be allowed to take up more groundwater to irrigate parched crops during the ongoing heatwave, after a “drought summit” between farming leaders and the environment secretary, Michael Gove. Farmers have suffered in the heat, with crops wilting or failing to reach their full size, and livestock running short of grass and fodder. Prices […]

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 […]

Ex-HSBC FX Trader Wins UK Order Blocking US Extradition

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UPDATE: Body of UK student studying abroad found in the Mediterranean Sea

UPDATE: Body of UK student studying abroad found in the Mediterranean Sea

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT/WSAZ) — UPDATE 7/30/18 @ 2 p.m.The body of a University of Kentucky student studying abroad this summer in the Middle East was recovered in Israel. Reports say that a body has been found in the Mediterranean Sea near where University of Kentucky student TeNiya Nora Jones went missing. Family confirmed to a […]

Kepak to acquire huge UK meat processing assets as Brexit hedge

Kepak to acquire huge UK meat processing assets as Brexit hedge

Kepak to acquire huge UK meat processing assets as Brexit hedge FarmIreland.ie Irish meat processor Kepak has announced it has reached agreement with Boparan Holdings, Limited, to acquire the UK business and assets of 2 Sisters Red Meat, Limited, for an undisclosed sum. https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/agri-business/agri-food/kepak-to-acquire-huge-uk-meat-processing-assets-as-brexit-hedge-37166478.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35221400.ece/8ff72/AUTOCROP/h342/Kepak%20sign.jpg Email Irish meat processor Kepak has announced it has reached […]

Beware China's role in UK nuclear industry

Beware China's role in UK nuclear industry

While we need to be concerned about China’s growing presence in Britain’s electricity generation (Nuclear power: China’s move into UK hints at scale of its wider ambitions, July 27), we should be asking searching questions of our government. They seem not to understand (or don’t care about) the nature of the companies they are dealing with. […]

UK Democracy 'Facing a Crisis' From US Social Media Giants

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