A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right

A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right

LONDON (AP) – John Meighan had a dream. A property manager and fan of the soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, he envisioned a group bringing together working-class people who felt excluded from political influence – to stand up in opposition, not to Muslims or Islam, but to extremism. They would be people like himself, fans with a […]

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

LONDON: Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948, which laid the foundations of the India-UK relationship. The national carrier is inviting members of the Indian diaspora in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days. The iconic first flight, […]

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles

For a kid, the most thrilling part of the supermarket is the checkout aisle. Piled with brightly-wrapped candies, it’s the perfect opportunity to test your abilities as a cat burglar—can you sneak a chocolate bar by your mom while she’s rummaging through her purse?—or as a trial lawyer, pleading the case for a take-home treat. […]

UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

UK march of discounters Aldi and Lidl abating, say analysts

For over five years, Aldi and Lidl have rubbed salt into the largely self-inflicted wounds of Britain’s “big four” supermarkets. But with incumbents now holding or increasing market share, some are wondering whether the threat from the German discounters has peaked. Aldi and Lidl arrived in the UK in the 1990s, but the big expansion […]

Murdered Maltese reporter faced threat of libel action in UK

Murdered Maltese reporter faced threat of libel action in UK

A British law firm has been accused by the family of the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia of harassment, intimidation and an attempt to “cripple” her financially by threatening to sue her in the UK. When Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October 2017, she was fighting 47 civil and criminal […]

Thunderstorms and torrential rain lash parts of UK

Thunderstorms and torrential rain lash parts of UK

Torrential rain fell across swaths of the UK causing flooding and travel disruption with extreme thunderstorms set to pose a potential “risk to life”. The Met Office issued an amber rain warning for London and the south-east, south-west, Wales and the West Midlands from 4pm on Thursday until 6am on Friday. Fire crews were called […]

UK consumer credit rebounds in April

UK consumer credit rebounds in April

LONDON–The amount Britons borrowed strongly rebounded in April, after a bout of weakness in March, in a signal that may strengthen the Bank of England’s case for raising its key interest rate in the months to come. Figures released Thursday showed the sharpest U.K. consumer-credit increase in almost 18 months, despite recent economic data releases […]

The Italy Panic Might Be Bad News for the UK

The Italy Panic Might Be Bad News for the UK

The crisis in Italy could be bad news for Britain. Italians’ flirtation with parties critical of the European Union is reminding the EU why it wants to show the U.K. what it will lose with Brexit. It doesn’t want Britain to enjoy the same benefits of membership once it’s gone in case it tempts others […]

UK weather forecast: Britain BLUDGEONED by POWERFUL thunderstorms for the rest of the week

UK weather forecast: Britain BLUDGEONED by POWERFUL thunderstorms for the rest of the week

Meteorologist Aidan McGivern warned thunderstorms will be present on Wednesday morning in southern parts of the nation while regions further north bask in sunshine. He said: “Thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday morning as well. “But elsewhere, for the north-west in particular, it will be a sunny start to the day with more sunshine to come […]

Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Abramovich cannot work in UK if he arrives on Israeli passport, No 10 says

Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea football club, who has faced difficulties obtaining a new UK visa, will not be allowed to work in Britain if he travels here on his new Israeli passport, Downing Street has said. It emerged on Monday that the formerly Russian-based billionaire, a regular presence in Britain since he bought […]

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