Confiscation of CBD Oil Sparks Backlash, Putting Pressure on UK Officials

Confiscation of CBD Oil Sparks Backlash, Putting Pressure on UK Officials

In a stunning about-face, the United Kingdom’s health secretary on Monday endorsed cannabis as a legitimate medical treatment and criticized the country’s drug laws. His statements came after authorities confiscated CBD oil intended to treat a 12-year-old boy’s severe epilepsy. Without it, his condition swiftly deteriorated. Billy Caldwell and his mother, Charlotte, had a small […]

UK army at serious risk of being outgunned by Russia, say lawmakers

UK army at serious risk of being outgunned by Russia, say lawmakers

Matt Cardy | Getty Images Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is seen anchored in the dockyard on June 8, 2018 in Portsmouth, England. A group of British lawmakers has warned that unless the country raises spending on defense, it runs the risk of being “outgunned” by Russia. The Defence Select Committee (DSC) issued […]

Amid bitter UK-Russia relations, police link up at World Cup

Amid bitter UK-Russia relations, police link up at World Cup

Just as Bob Green was about to leave for a World Cup voyage across Russia, it became tense in the England supporter’s household, as his girlfriend worried about his safety. “There were massive concerns, arguments,” he recalled. “Hiding my passport on the last day.” Two years ago in France, Green was in Marseille’s Old Port […]

'Heartbreaking': fire wrecks Glasgow School of Art for second time

'Heartbreaking': fire wrecks Glasgow School of Art for second time

Fire has struck the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building just as it was recovering from a devastating blaze only four years ago. More than 120 firefighters were sent to tackle a “significant” fire that has spread to several properties including the O2 ABC nightclub and caused “extensive damage”, according to the Scottish fire and […]

Quiz: What is this UK comic heroine's real name?

Quiz: What is this UK comic heroine's real name?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: BBC, Getty Images, US Air Force, DC Thomson, Reuters Join the conversation […]

Simply Be and High & Mighty owner to close all 20 UK stores

Simply Be and High & Mighty owner to close all 20 UK stores

The online fashion retailer N Brown plans to close all 20 of its high street stores in the UK, which trade under the names High & Mighty, Jacamo and Simply Be, with the loss of 270 jobs. It is the latest retailer to shut stores amid difficult conditions on the high street and a long-term […]

CNBC Interview with UK Prime Minister Theresa May

CNBC Interview with UK Prime Minister Theresa May

SS: Prime Minister, thank you very much indeed for inviting us to Downing Street for the launch of the tech week summit as well. And how apt it is and how important it is a summit like this given of course the backdrop of events going on in U.K? Tell us a little bit more […]

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