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  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +22 +1

    The death and life of the great British pub

    Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back. By Tom Lamont.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +7 +1

    Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50,000 A Year, Please Leave

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron promised back in 2010 to bring net migration down to 100,000 people a year. Six years later, it's more than three times that number. That's one reason the government's Home Office decided that non-Europeans on skilled worker visas — known as Tier 2 visas — are not welcome to stay unless they are making at least 35,000 British pounds (about $50,000 a year).

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by baron778
    +50 +1

    Britain accuses China of serious breach of treaty over 'removed' Hong Kong booksellers

    China has committed a “serious breach” of a longstanding bilateral treaty, the British government has said, after finding that a missing bookseller was likely to have been “involuntarily removed” from the former colony of Hong Kong. In a six-monthly report to parliament, foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, wrote that Lee Bo, a British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, was likely to have been taken to China against his will.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +20 +1

    EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote

    The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The prime minister made his historic announcement in Downing Street after briefing the cabinet. He said he would be campaigning to remain in a reformed EU - and described the vote as one of the biggest decisions "in our lifetimes".

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +2 +1

    Incredibly Well-Preserved Bronze Age Wheel Discovered At "Britain's Pompeii”

    Archaeologists have uncovered what is believed to be the largest and best-preserved Bronze Age wooden wheel ever found in the U.K., at a site that has been described as “Britain’s Pompeii." The astonishing new find has been revealed not long after the team excavating the site in the soggy fens of Cambridgeshire announced that they had found some of the most perfectly preserved Bronze Age houses, thought to date to around 3,000 years old.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +21 +1

    Eric 'Winkle' Brown: Celebrated British pilot dies, aged 97

    The Royal Navy's most decorated pilot, Capt Eric "Winkle" Brown, has died at the age of 97. Capt Brown also held the world record for flying the greatest number of different types of aircraft - 487. During World War Two, Capt Brown, who was born in Leith in 1919, flew fighter aircraft and witnessed the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp. The pilot, who had been appointed MBE, OBE and CBE, died at East Surrey Hospital after a short illness.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +36 +1

    How British businesses helped the Confederacy fight the American Civil War

    The American Civil War devastated the US, but it also had serious consequences for the world beyond. Among them was the Lancashire cotton famine, which plunged thousands of British subjects into poverty. But the war also provided great opportunities to others outside the US who were willing to exploit them.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by belangermira
    +19 +1

    eGames: British government announces eSports version of the Olympics

    The British government has announced the very first eGames, an event to take place every four years that will act as the eSports equivalent of the Olympic Games, and take place in the host countries of each Olympiad, including this year's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. eGames will be a non-profit organisation which offers no prize money, but like the Olympics themselves will use national pride and the nature of competition to generate interest and draw in competitors.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by rawlings
    +36 +1

    Super-gonorrhoea's spread 'causing huge concern'

    Doctors have expressed "huge concern" that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men. The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it. Public Health England acknowledges measures to contain the outbreak have been of "limited success". Doctors fear the sexually transmitted infection, which can cause infertility, could soon become untreatable.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +40 +1

    England's Doctors Walk Out of Emergency Wards in First Ever All-Out Strike

    The first ever all-out strike by doctors in the history of the UK's National Health Service (NHS) began in England on Tuesday, as junior doctors continue to protest against new contracts they say are unsafe and are being forced upon them. Thousands of junior doctors — a term used for medical practitioners who are working while still going through their years of training — walked out of both routine and emergency care. It is the latest in a series of...

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +4 +1

    Red squirrels in Britain are dying from leprosy

    Red squirrels in the U.K. are having a pretty hard time at the moment.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +30 +1

    Jail sentence for YouTube pranksters

    Four members of the controversial Trollstation YouTube channel have been jailed in connection with fake robberies and kidnappings. The group were involved in a fake robbery at London's National Portrait Gallery and a fake kidnapping at Tate Britain in July 2015. The channel, with 718,000 subscribers, has built a reputation for filming staged pranks around the city. A fifth member was imprisoned in March following a bomb hoax.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +27 +1

    Spain PM protests Cameron 'Brexit' visit to Gibraltar

    Both sides in the British referendum debate Thursday suspended campaigning after Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was seriously injured in a shooting near Leeds. Both the "Stronger In" and "Vote Leave" groups agreed to cease campaigning as a mark of respect, and soon afterwards the Prime Minister himself announced on social media that he would not be going ahead with the Gibraltar rally.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by ckshenn
    +37 +1

    Why there’s no exit poll after the Brexit vote

    It'll be breakfast time in Britain before any reliable results come in.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +19 +1

    UK scientists face an uncertain future after Brexit vote

    The UK's decision to leave the European Union has rattled the scientific community, amid fears that the so-called "Brexit" referendum could threaten funding for British research and collaboration across the continent. In a referendum held Thursday, nearly 52 percent of British voters chose to leave the EU, while 48 percent voted to remain. The decision left financial markets reeling on Friday morning, and led Prime Minister David Cameron to announce that he will resign from his position in October.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +2 +1

    Uh-oh. Britain’s shock exit from the EU is wreaking havoc on the ASX.

    BRITAIN’S exit from the European Union has sent shock waves through the Australian share market, wiping about $70 billion from the ASX. Several world leaders have warned that a British exit, or Brexit, of the EU would lead to a recession with global spillover effects. Financial markets across the world went into free fall as results of the EU referendum came in. The pound collapsed to a 31-year low and currency, equity and oil markets went into free fall Friday as projections showed Britain voted to leave the EU.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    Leave campaign rows back on key immigration and NHS pledges

    The leave campaign has appeared to row back on key pledges made during the EU referendum campaign less than 24 hours after the UK voted for Brexit, after it emerged immigration levels could remain unchanged. Leading Brexit figures had disagreed throughout the campaign on issues including immigration, free movement and the cost of the UK’s EU membership.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +21 +1

    Brexit vote: Young Britons' despair and fear

    London: As the bands played on at the Glastonbury music festival in Somerset, England, Lewis Phillips and his friends drowned their sorrows in song and alcohol. "We're the ones who've got to live with it for a long time, but a group of pensioners have managed to make a decision for us," Phillips, 27, said of Britain's decision to withdraw from the European Union. He said he was now "terrified" about the country's economic prospects.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +29 +1

    British pound could hit history-making dollar parity by end of 2016

    Investors should prepare for the British pound to hit parity with the U.S. dollar by the end of the year or early in 2017, said at least one analyst — and should parity happen, it’ll be a first. After last week’s surprise U.K. vote to exit the European Union trading bloc, sterling fell more than 12% against the dollar on Friday before trimming some of its unprecedented drop late in the U.S. trading day. But bears regained the upper hand on Monday, sending the currency to a fresh 30-year low at $1.3121.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spaceghoti
    +4 +1

    May dismantles Department of Energy and Climate Change

    British Prime Minister Theresa May, appointed Wednesday, dismantled the British Department of Energy and Climate Change and rolled its responsibilities into the larger Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Greg Clark, the appointed leader, said it was an honor to serve in the May government.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +6 +1

    Rock out

    A territory is dragged from Europe against its will. Spain looms

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +10 +1

    British Police Officers Reveal What They Really Think About the War on Drugs

    Good Cop, Bad War is the story of an undercover police officer, Neil Woods, who spent over a decade infiltrating Britain's biggest drug gangs. The book, released last week, provides a unique insight into a world of mind games and violence, where the drug trade acts as a production line for the creation of ruthless gangsters. Ultimately, his experiences led Woods to reject the way drugs are policed in the UK. "The logic of the drugs war only leads one way: the police get smarter, so the criminals get nastier; things can only ever go from bad to worse, from savagery to savagery," says Woods.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +27 +1

    Immigration: Brexit an opportunity to fix 'broken' system

    Leaving the EU is an opportunity to fix the UK's "broken" immigration system and restore public confidence in controlled migration, a report says.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +1 +1

    Brits who reject multiculturalism are more stressed

    Brits encounter more stress if they choose to reject the multiculturalism of today’s Britain, new research suggests. Brunel psychologists found opposition to Britain’s multiculturalism leads to an estrangement from society, as well as increased stress levels. However, those who embrace cultural diversity remain happier and less stressed, while also retaining their sense of Britishness.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +29 +1

    The Remain campaign does not want a second referendum

    The official Remain campaign, known as Britain Stronger In Europe, has relaunched as a campaign group called Open Britain, but has stopped short of calling for a second referendum, and says controls on free movement of people should form part of Britain’s renegotiated arrangements with the European Union. Open Britain will campaign to ensure that the UK is seen as outward looking and open for business with the rest of the world, but accepts that the result of the referendum should be final.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    People who felt marginalised drove Brexit vote, study finds

    People who felt that they had been pushed to the margins of society, on low incomes and living in low-skilled areas, were the driving force behind Brexit, according to research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It found that the way Britons voted in June’s referendum was deeply divided along economic, educational and social lines, with a lack of opportunity across swaths of the country resulting in people opting to leave the EU.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by hedman
    +21 +1

    British white men 'among hardest hit' by unemployment, research finds

    White men are among the hardest hit when it comes to finding a job a decade after being unemployed, new research has found. Researchers found that being out of work in 2011 'significantly reduced' the chances of white British men of getting a managerial job with only 23 per cent of them achieving this compared to 40 per cent of the entire population. In the case of women only 19 per cent managed to secure a professional or managerial job, the research by the University of Brighton revealed.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    Jeremy Corbyn says UK should reject key aspects of single market after Brexit

    Jeremy Corbyn believes Britain should reject key aspects of the single market when it leaves the European Union, he has made clear, sparking a fresh row with some of his party’s MPs. In a briefing after prime minister’s questions, a senior Labour source said Corbyn wanted to ditch some of the rules which other member countries see as integral parts of the single market – including restrictions on when governments can bail out failing companies.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +6 +1

    Britain 'too lazy and fat', says Trade Secretary Liam Fox

    Britain is "too lazy and too fat" with businessmen preferring "golf on a Friday afternoon" to trying to boost the country's prosperity, Liam Fox has said. The international trade secretary's remarks, at a Conservative Way Forward event, were recorded by the Times. Downing Street said he was clearly expressing private views. Richard Reed, Innocent Drinks co-founder, said Mr Fox "had never done a day's business in his life".

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +8 +1

    How open borders killed the Labour party

    Barring a most spectacular Mossad operation – and I wouldn’t put it past them – Jeremy Corbyn will be re-elected Labour leader on Saturday. There is almost nothing Labour moderates can do about this now but accept the annihilation facing them at the next election; even then, party members may still re-elect Corbyn, or choose someone from a similar background, maybe even someone more left-wing if such a thing exists. There is nothing that can be done because the make-up of the Labour Party has now changed.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +8 +1

    Brexit has had 'no major effect' on economy so far

    There has been little impact of the Brexit vote on the UK economy so far, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS). "The referendum result appears, so far, not to have had a major effect," its chief economist Joe Grice said. Official figures have not yet reflected the collapse in confidence predicted by some surveys since the referendum. But the ONS warned that we have not yet had official figures for the service sector, which are due next week.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +17 +1

    Children should be taught about suffering under the British Empire, Jeremy Corbyn says

    Every child should be taught about the negative impact and suffering caused by the British Empire, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested. Mr Corbyn told young Labour supporters that the national curriculum should be re-written to teach children about how the Empire expanded "at the expense of people". He also suggested that the curriculum should be changed so that every child should be taught about the importance of the trade unions, his biggest backers.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +19 +1

    Britain will be fastest growing G7 economy this year, says IMF

    The International Monetary Fund has predicted the UK will be the fastest growing of the G7 leading industrial countries this year and accepted that its prediction of a post-Brexit-vote financial crash has proved to be overly pessimistic. But while the Washington-based IMF said Britain would have a “soft landing” in 2016 with growth of 1.8%, it stuck to its view that the economy would eventually suffer from the shock EU referendum result and said expansion next year would be just 1.1% – lower than it expected in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +22 +1

    Public backs plans to make firms release foreign worker numbers

    By more than two to one the public support government proposals to make businesses publish how many foreign workers they employ. At the Conservative party conference this week, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced plans to make firms publish what proportion of their workforce is non-British in a bid to encourage them to hire more British nationals. Although derided by many media commentators, new YouGov research finds that the policy is very popular across most of society.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zobo
    +14 +1

    Britain to allow ALL citizens living abroad the right to vote

    The British government said on Friday it will scrap the 15-year rule that had barred many British voters living abroad from casting a ballot in general elections back home.