ESA starts desert test drive for UK-built Mars rover controlled from 1000 miles away

ESA starts desert test drive for UK-built Mars rover controlled from 1000 miles away

European Space Agency scientists are putting a UK-built robotic Mars rover to the test. Nicknamed ‘Charlie’, the six-wheeled prototype is currently being tested on Spain’s rocky Tabernas Desert, about 30 kilometres north of Almeria. It’s a slow, methodical process, as the rover crawls across the desert at just 3.5 centimetres a second. The rover is […]

Philip Green, Topshop boss, named in UK harassment claims

Philip Green, Topshop boss, named in UK harassment claims

A member of the House of Lords, Peter Hain, named the businessman after the Daily Telegraph newspaper was prevented from doing so by a court order obtained by Green. Hain was able to name the businessman because members of the UK parliament are protected from defamation claims. He said it was his “duty” to reveal […]

UK to 'revoke Saudi suspects' visas today' over Jamal Khashoggi's death, Theresa May says

UK to 'revoke Saudi suspects' visas today' over Jamal Khashoggi's death, Theresa May says

Theresa May has announced the UK government will today revoke visas of suspects related to the killing of the Saudi journalist and dissident, Jamal Khashoggi. The action comes after the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dismissed the kingdom’s efforts to blame Mr Khashoggi’s death within the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on “rouge operatives”.  Ms May, […]

Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to invasive alien species and diseases, Lords warn

Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to invasive alien species and diseases, Lords warn

Dangerous pests and diseases could flood Britain’s shores after Brexit, according to a new House of Lords report, which warns the country may be left with limited capacity to defend itself from invasive species. Biosecurity hazards are a constant concern for British agriculture and wildlife, with hundreds of threats intercepted at the border each year.  Infections transmitted from abroad […]

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announce January 2019 UK tour dates

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announce January 2019 UK tour dates

Four UK dates have been announced Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have announced details of a UK tour in January 2019. The band will visit Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Bristol in January as part of a wider European tour. The announcement follows the release of the America collective’s second album, ‘Tearing at the Seams’, in […]

Apple named best private sector employer in the UK

Apple named best private sector employer in the UK

Apple is the best private sector company to work for in the U.K. according to data published on Monday. Research from recruitment website Indeed ranked Apple at the top of a list of the U.K.’s best employers in 2018. The list of the 25 best companies to work for was compiled using millions of employee […]

Brexit deal is 95% settled, UK's May to tell Parliament

Brexit deal is 95% settled, UK's May to tell Parliament

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