Theresa May to make first trip to sub-Saharan Africa by UK leader in five years

Theresa May to make first trip to sub-Saharan Africa by UK leader in five years

Theresa May will become the first British leader in five years to visit sub-Saharan Africa this week, making a three-day trip that includes meetings with the presidents of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. The prime minister will bring a trade delegation with her on a chartered RAF Voyager in an attempt to boost Britain’s post-Brexit […]

Brexit: No-deal 'risks break-up of UK' – Herman Van Rompuy

Brexit: No-deal 'risks break-up of UK' – Herman Van Rompuy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Herman Van Rompuy was European Council president between 2009 and 2014 A no-deal Brexit could lead to the break-up of the UK, the ex-president of the European Council has warned. Herman Van Rompuy told the Observer leaving the EU without a deal posed an “existential threat” to the UK. […]

Man jailed after trying to smuggle illegal immigrant into UK in car boot

Man jailed after trying to smuggle illegal immigrant into UK in car boot

A man who attempted to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the UK through the Channel Tunnel in his car boot has been jailed. Dale Higgins, 36, was stopped by Border Force officers at the tunnel entrance in Coquelles, France, who found a man curled-up inside the boot of his Audi A4. Higgins claimed he had […]

It's not over yet: 20 great late-summer escapes in the UK

It's not over yet: 20 great late-summer escapes in the UK

Arty beach break, Norfolk Summer and autumnThe idyllic traditional seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea has a long beach, colourful huts, crab fishing in the harbour and, opening early September, Wells Maltings a cultural hub and gallery in a tall brick and flint building. One of its first shows, Connection: Open 2018, will feature artists connected to […]

Erasing terrible British injustices of the past

Erasing terrible British injustices of the past

I agree with the sentiments expressed on your Letters page (18 August) regarding the way in which deliberate attempts are made to erase terrible injustices, such as the Peterloo massacre, from our history. Even less attention is paid to similar outrages that occurred in the south Wales coalfield, such as the Merthyr rising in 1831, Tonypandy […]

Why do homes in the UK have separate hot and cold taps?

Why do homes in the UK have separate hot and cold taps?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Traditionally the hot tap is on the left and the cold on the right in the UK British homes have certain quirks which can puzzle people from overseas. Why are there separate taps for hot and cold water? Why are there pull cords instead of light switches in bathrooms? […]

UK's Raab Wants Business as Usual After a 'No Deal' Brexit

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US, UK, France vow to punish Syria for chemical attacks

US, UK, France vow to punish Syria for chemical attacks

The United States, France and Britain on Tuesday vowed to respond to the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid anticipation the regime is preparing a major offensive to retake Idlib province. The statement from the permanent UN Security Council members came on the fifth anniversary of a sarin nerve agent attack […]

Top UK Envoy Breaks With Trump Administration Over Iran Policy

Top UK Envoy Breaks With Trump Administration Over Iran Policy

Aug. 21, 2018 2:42 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The U.K.’s top diplomat defended Britain’s support for the Iran deal on Tuesday during his first trip to Washington, taking on an issue that is emerging as a major source of contention in the relationship between the two allies. The Trump administration withdrew from the Iran deal in May, […]

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