UK Clears Way for Bidding War Between Comcast and Disney Over Sky

UK Clears Way for Bidding War Between Comcast and Disney Over Sky

Fox’s offer, first submitted in December 2016, values Sky at about 18.5 billion pounds, or about $25 billion. In April, Comcast unveiled a rival offer, valuing the broadcaster at $29 billion. Mr. Murdoch has long coveted regaining control of the broadcaster, which he founded in 1989. He tried once before to buy out other investors […]

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog's legal order

Facebook data misuse firm snubs UK watchdog's legal order

The company at the center of a major Facebook data misuse scandal has failed to respond to a legal order issued by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog to provide a U.S. voter with all the personal information it holds on him. An enforcement notice was served on Cambridge Analytica affiliate SCL Elections last month and the deadline […]

Northern rail chaos is 'totally unacceptable', says Downing Street

Northern rail chaos is 'totally unacceptable', says Downing Street

The chaos facing rail passengers in northern England is totally unacceptable, Downing Street has said, as cancellations and delays continued on Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway despite services being reduced to minimise the disruption. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, was due to make a statement to the House of Commons on Monday, with the Department […]

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 […]

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