Artisan UK chocolate-maker Montezuma's hits sweet spot with deal

Artisan UK chocolate-maker Montezuma's hits sweet spot with deal

A UK couple who set up their chocolate business 18 years ago are celebrating after selling a majority stake in the company. Helen and Simon Pattinson began Montezuma’s with a single store in Brighton in 2000. Following a sticky start – their main supplier went bust shortly after they signed their first lease – they […]

Beach images across the UK honour World War One soldiers

Beach images across the UK honour World War One soldiers

Giant portraits of soldiers who died in World War One have been etched across UK beaches to mark 100 years since the conflict ended. Volunteers were given stencils and rakes to create the large-scale images. The faces were later washed away by the incoming tide. Pages of the Sea was conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny […]

TV scientist Alice Roberts to be president of Humanists UK

TV scientist Alice Roberts to be president of Humanists UK

The scientist and television presenter Alice Roberts is to be the next president of Humanists UK, championing campaigns against state funding of faith schools and in favour of removing bishops from the House of Lords and the legalisation of assisted dying. Roberts, the author of nine popular science books and the host of TV programmes […]

Germany, France, UK, US and Saudi Arabia 'have Khashoggi tapes'

Germany, France, UK, US and Saudi Arabia 'have Khashoggi tapes'

Ankara has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the US, Germany, France and Britain, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. Turkish sources have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. Speaking before his departure for France to attend commemorations to mark the […]

Brexit: Dominic Raab didn't realise how reliant 'UK trade is on Dover-Calais crossing' – so everyone made the same joke

Brexit: Dominic Raab didn't realise how reliant 'UK trade is on Dover-Calais crossing' – so everyone made the same joke

Just when you thought the Brexit negotiations couldn’t get any worse, the Brexit secretary admits something so astonishing that it stops everyone in their tracks. Speaking at the Tech Nation event in central London, Dominic Rabb, confessed that he had mistaken the importance of the trade route between Dover and Calais. In his speech, the 44-year-old […]

UK weather forecast: FLOODING and POWER CUTS expected as storm to BATTER nation

UK weather forecast: FLOODING and POWER CUTS expected as storm to BATTER nation

Yellow weather warnings in place across all four countries also mean short term losses of power and other services are expected this afternoon as well as delays to transport. Flood warnings have been issued for Wales and flood alerts for elsewhere in the UK. Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “We do have warnings in force: parts […]

'McMafia' case: woman who spent £16m at Harrods granted bail

'McMafia' case: woman who spent £16m at Harrods granted bail

A woman who spent £16m in Harrods and is subject to the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation has been released on bail after nine days in custody following a request for her extradition to Azerbaijan. Zamira Hajiyeva was arrested by the Metropolitan police last week at the request of authorities in Azerbaijan, where she […]

North Star report and flyer published

North Star report and flyer published

Image courtesy of MCA MAIB’s report on a man overboard from the fishing vessel North Star on 5 February 2018 with the loss of 1 life, is now published. The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendations made: read more. A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident […]

Mark Zuckerberg turns down UK parliament request to answer questions about fake news and data privacy on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg turns down UK parliament request to answer questions about fake news and data privacy on Facebook

Tony Avelar | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a request to discuss fake news and data privacy in front of government officials from the U.K. and Canada, officials from those countries said in a signed letter Wednesday. Three more countries are also […]

UK regulator says EU firms express transition interest

UK regulator says EU firms express transition interest

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s financial regulator says about 1,300 firms from the rest of the European Union have expressed interest in a proposal that would smooth the transition for their businesses if the U.K. leaves the bloc without an exit deal. A top official at the Financial Conduct Authority, Nausicaa Delfas, says the proposal would […]

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