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January 04, 2018

Trump spurned over Greenland cancels Denmark visit

Danes voiced shock and disbelief on Wednesday at U.S. President Donald Trumps cancellation of a visit to Denmark after his idea to buy Greenland was rebuffed, although Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she believed relations would not be affected..

Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal..

Government launches review into HS2

The government launched a review into whether a proposed High Speed 2 rail project connecting London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds should go ahead, the transport ministry said on Wednesday..

Parents Launch Meningitis Campaign

A family who lost their son to meningitis is launching a national campaign urging parents to take control of the meningitis vaccination process.

Britain concerned at reports HK consulate worker held in China

Britain said on Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China..

Italian PM Conte resigns denounces Salvini for toppling government

Italys prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain..

Lightning strike caused power cut National Grid

A blackout in Britain which cut power to one million customers and caused transport chaos on Aug. 9 was due to a lightning strike, the grid operator said in a report to regulator Ofgem, which said on Tuesday it would investigate the matter further..

EU rebuffs British PM Johnsons opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnsons demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border..

Government plans to end EU freedom of movement immediately in no deal Brexit

Downing Street said on Monday it would end European Union freedom of movement rules immediately after it leaves the bloc on Oct. 31 but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would not be hostile to immigration..

Northern Ireland police say officers targeted in border explosion

Police in Northern Ireland said a device that exploded near the border with Ireland on Monday was designed to lure in and kill officers examining a nearby hoax who were lucky to escape with their lives..

Johnson tells Germany and France do a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not..

FIFA announced nominees best goal season

Goals scored between 16 July 2018 and 19 July 2019 were considered.

Corbyn General Election will stop Brexit crisis

Jeremy Corbyn claimed Labour will do everything it can to stop a No Deal Brexit, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages..

The North misses out on spending levels seen in the South

Figures released show that London spending is triple that of the North of England.

House prices fall but number of sales up

According to figures released from RightMove..

Bumps in the road if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal

Michael Gove has said the UK will experience "bumps in the road" if it leaves the EU without a deal.

Johnson to meet with Merkel and Macron

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit..

Leaked documents claims Britain to face fuel food and medicine shortages

Leaked documents claim Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a deal..

Liverpool have early advantage over City

Manchester City were held to a controversial 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham allowing Premier League title rivals Liverpool to gain an early two-point advantage..

Barca beaten in La Liga opener

La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao..

Autopsy reveals Epstein committed suicide

New York Citys chief medical examiner has determined that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein..

Tributes paid to Easy Rider actor Peter Fonda

Oscar nominated actor Peter Fonda, who played a cool and introspective motorcyclist in the 1969 film "Easy Rider", has died at age the 79..

Labour plans to revive the UK high street

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops..

Rain affects another day at Lords

Another two sessions lost to the weather.

Shoppers scanned in facial recognition trial

Meadowhall in Sheffield said on Friday it was no longer using technology that advocacy groups called a threat to privacy..

Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the worlds biggest island..

Policeman killed investigating burglary PM Johnson shocked

Police have launched a murder investigation after an officer was killed in southeast England, the latest in a spate of violent crimes that has forced new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to pledge to do more to protect law and order..

Lib Dems reveal candidates for emergency UK government

The leader Liberal Democrats says two senior MPs from the ruling party and opposition have indicated willingness to lead an emergency government to prevent a no-deal divorce with the European Union. Given Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31, with or without...

UK and USA moving rapidly towards a deal on trade

Donald Trump said the United States and the UK were moving rapidly towards a deal .

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker paving way for ship swap

Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf..

Corbyn vows to bring down Johnson and lead temporary government

Britains opposition Labour Party has vowed to call a vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnsons government as soon as it believes it can win it and seeks to form a temporary government under leader Jeremy Corbyn to delay Brexit..

Good news for sterling

Sterling is slightly higher, boosted by better-than-expected retail sales and news that the Labour Party had begun its bid to bring down Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a vote of no confidence. Higher July inflation, posted on Wednesday, also contributed to the marginal optimism..

Collaborators are undermining Britains Brexit bet PM says

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in .

Further details released on Sala plane crash

AAIB report has said that Emiliano Sala was exposed to Carbon Monoxide.

British watchdog bans ads over sexist sterotypes

British adverts showing a male para athlete juxtaposed with a woman caring for a baby and an incompetent new dad were banned on Wednesday under new rules cracking down on sexist stereotypes. The bans came in a first set of rulings introduced by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) under new...

Body found in Malaysia in hunt for missing teenage girl

Malaysias police said body of a woman was found in the jungle near where Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin went missing..

Cricket returns to the Commonwealth Games

It will feature the shorter T20 format of the game.

Calls for a ban on hands free mobile phone use

Members of the Transport Committee say the Government needs to consider tougher restrictions on using a mobile phone while driving..

100 million pounds to be invested in prison security

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars..

Many stroke survivors suffering financial hardship

The Stroke Association reveal that almost half of stroke survivors across the UK, aged under 65, are faced with financial hardship after their stroke. .

United put four past Chelsea to make winning start

Marcus Rashford struck twice as Manchester United opened their Premier League account with a resounding 4-0 win over Frank Lampards Chelsea at Old Trafford..

Johnson to carry out a sentencing review

Boris Johnson has announced an urgent review of sentencing of criminals aiming to keep law and order high on the political agenda..

City make ominous start as two of the new boys perform well

Manchester City delivered a statement of intent with an emphatic 5-0 win at West Ham United, inspired by a Raheem Sterling hat-trick..

Investigation takes place into Epstein death

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead after an apparent suicide in the New York jail cell.

Johnson supports stop and search powers

Boris Johnson has given support to the polices "stop-and-search powers" and also pledged to create "another 10,000 spaces" in UK prisons..

Liverpool thump Norwich in Premier League opener

Liverpool made an emphatic start to the new Premier League season by handing Norwich a 4-1 thrashing at Anfield..

Power cut leads to travel chaos

A power cut lasting up to an hour hit parts of Britain snarling rail services, knocking out traffic lights and disrupting an airport during the rush hour..

Residents and businesses to receive government help after flooding

Local communities and businesses impacted by last week’s heavy rain and flooding will have access to £5.25 million..

Sterling revisits 2 year lows as UK economy shrinks

Sterling skidded again on Friday, hitting its lowest in more than two years, after an unexpected second quarter contraction in the economy alarmed investors already fretting that Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit..

Plane gets all clear after passenger falls ill on flight from Paris Flybe

Over 100 passengers who were kept on a plane that landed at Manchester airport in northern England on Friday after a woman had fallen ill on the flight have been given the all-clear to disembark, airline Flybe said..