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  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +13 +4

    UK's most wanted conman Mark Acklom arrested in Switzerland

    Britain's most wanted fraud suspect Mark Acklom has been arrested in a dramatic raid on his hideout, two years after he went on the run in Europe. Acklom, 45, was held by police at an apartment he was sharing with his wife and their two young children in Switzerland. He is wanted in the UK for allegedly fleecing a woman of her £850,000 life savings after posing as a wealthy banker and MI6 agent and promising to marry her.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by roxxy
    +10 +5

    Theresa May blames local councils for collapse of bus services despite huge government budget cuts

    Theresa May sparked a huge row when she blamed local councils for the collapse of bus services – despite her own government slashing their budgets in half. The prime minister also claimed that routes were disappearing because “working habits are changing”, again rejecting any responsibility for the crisis. The controversy was raised in the Commons after the Campaign for Better Transport pleaded with ministers to step in – after 188 services were cut in the last year alone.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by aj0690
    +12 +3

    Ecuador is Handing Over Julian Assange to the United Kingdom

    Ecuador officials are planning on withdrawing asylum from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and handing him over to the British authorities. Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno went to London on Friday to speak at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit. He has been in a wheelchair since a 1998 robbery attempt, in which he was shot. The actual purpose of President Moreno’s trip was to meet with the British government to agree on Ecuador withdrawing protection from Julian Assange, who has been under Ecuador asylum since 2012.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Gozzin
    +17 +3

    Homeopaths to pay £120,000 bill for failed legal challenge against NHS

    Taxpayer's should not pick up the bill for “tap water masquerading as medicine” NHS England said it will seek full reimbursement after judges dismissed the homeopaths’ challenge in June.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +21 +3

    Political bigwigs say Britain is on course to leave the EU without a deal

    High-profile figures on both side of the debate now say a no-deal Brexit is more likely than not. By Olivia Goldhill.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by wildcard
    +19 +2

    UK and EU sign joint statement vowing to block impact of Donald Trump's new Iran sanctions

    The UK has agreed to work with the EU to try to block the impact of Donald Trump's new sanctions against Iran. Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, signed a joint statement with other EU foreign ministers to ensure European companies doing business with Iran will be protected. The ministers promised to introduce a "blocking statute" to ban European firms from abiding by the US sanctions, which were reimposed by Mr Trump on Monday.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hxxp
    +16 +3

    Secular triumph as government bans creationism from free schools and academies

    Creationism cannot be taught as a valid scientific theory in any free school or academy, the government has said. The move, which came in a little noticed document last week, marks a significant victory for secular campaigners, who have long fought to ensure the freedom granted to free schools and academies does not allow religious ideas to be taught in science classes.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by Nelson
    +19 +2

    Unreliable public transport 'stops poor families finding work'

    Unaffordable and unreliable public transport is cutting off the poorest families in the north of England from crucial job opportunities, a study has found. Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), interviewed residents in neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester and Leeds city regions.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hiihii
    +12 +2

    Bowel cancer screening in England to be offered from age 50 to improve early detection

    Men and women in England will be offered bowel cancer testing from the age of 50 as ministers backed plans intended to improve early detection. A UK National Screening Committee evidence review this week recommended everyone from 50 to 74 should be sent the home test kits, which detect cancer markers in a small faecal sample.

  • Video/Audio
    1 month ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +15 +2

    Brexit

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  • Review
    1 month ago
    by JennyTod
    +4 +2

    10 leading blockchain companies in UK

    List of bitcoin startups, cryptocurrency providers, blockchain companies in UK, bitcoin companies London with portfolio & blockchain services.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by capoti
    +15 +2

    Gatwick flight information screens fail

    Airport staff had to write flight information on whiteboards after screens went blank.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +7 +1

    Blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly over UK capital

    A giant blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be seen in the UK capital's skies this weekend after protesters were given permission to fly the crowdfunded balloon in Westminster. More than 3,000 supporters have donated more than £58,000 ($75,500) in total to fund the 29-foot balloon, which depicts the mayor reclining in a small yellow bikini.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by zyery
    +24 +1

    Man who lost most of his penis to flesh-eating bug wins six-figure payout

    A cancer patient who lost most of his penis to a flesh-eating superbug after routine surgery has won a six-figure payout. Andrew Lane, 63, contracted the potentially fatal infection necrotising fasciitis after an operation to remove his prostate gland in March 2013. His bowel was punctured during the procedure at Southend hospital in Essex, but staff only noticed the injury six days later, his lawyers said.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +28 +11

    UK 'won't recognise' Catalan independence

    The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence, Downing Street says. Theresa May's official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal. The Scottish government said it understood and respected Catalonia's position. The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by aj0690
    +27 +10

    Nearly half of all fresh potatoes thrown away daily by UK households

    Nearly half of the edible fresh potatoes bought by UK householders each day are thrown away - nearly 2.7 million of them per day, and at a “staggering” annual cost of £230m, figures show. The humble spud is the second most wasted food in the UK, behind bread, according to new official figures released on Wednesday. The new research was offered in support of a government campaign to encourage consumers to reduce their domestic food waste.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by capoti
    +29 +12

    Man died in euthanasia clinic after acid attack, murder trial told

    An engineer who was left paralysed and disfigured after an acid attack allegedly carried out by his jealous ex-girlfriend died in a euthanasia clinic 15 months later having decided he could not face a life of pain, her murder trial has been told. Berlinah Wallace, 48, told Mark van Dongen: “If I can’t have you, no one can,” before pouring sulphuric acid over him, a jury at Bristol crown court was told.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by TNY
    +15 +7

    David Cameron to Trump: Your ‘fake news’ act is ‘dangerous’

    Former British Prime Minister David Cameron called out Donald Trump’s attacks on the media, saying his use of term “fake news” was “dangerous.” Giving Transparency International UK’s annual lecture in London on Wednesday evening, Cameron said attacks on journalists were “bad news for the fight against corruption.”

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by hxxp
    +38 +10

    Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients’ livers during transplant ops

    A surgeon has admitted burning his initials on to the livers of two unconscious patients during transplant operations. Simon Bramhall, 53, admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court but pleaded not guilty to alternative charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Bramhall wrote his initials on the livers of the two patients without their consent and for no clinical reason while working as a liver transplant surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by dynamite
    +18 +7

    Donald Trump-owned Scottish golf resort loses tax break

    A Scottish golf resort owned by Donald Trump will no longer qualify for a controversial tax break, it has emerged. The Sunday Herald revealed that a change in the Scottish government’s recent budget will remove Trump Turnberry in South Ayrshire from a business rates relief scheme. Scotland’s finance secretary, Derek Mackay, introduced measures in February to help businesses in the hospitality sector.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by larylin
    +21 +6

    A second man goes up in flames in England, and police are stumped - again

    A man died after he burst into flames on a street in Hull, England, on Wednesday, two weeks after London police issued a plea for witnesses of another similar incident. Daniel Lingwood, a resident of Hull, looked out of his window to see flames across the road, according to a local newspaper. He immediately rushed outside to help the victim, who has not been named.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by dynamite
    +20 +6

    UK developers turn to prefab units to tackle housing shortage

    A major UK housebuilder will prefabricate up to a quarter of its homes in a factory, in the latest attempt by the construction industry to tackle the country’s housing shortage. Berkeley Homes, which builds 4,000 homes a year, is planning to create a facility in Kent this year where builders will work to produce up to 1,000 houses and flats annually, which will then be craned on to sites.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by rexall
    +16 +6

    KPMG quits Grenfell inquiry amid furore

    Accountancy firm KPMG has quit its advisor role on the Grenfell inquiry amid concerns over its appointment. Campaigners had called for KPMG to be removed, saying it failed to disclose a conflict of interest. KPMG is the auditor of three of the firms under scrutiny by the inquiry into the tower block blaze, in which 71 people died on 14 June last year.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by sauce
    +18 +5

    Only one in 10 Britons know alcohol causes cancer, survey finds

    Only one in 10 people know that alcohol causes cancer, according to findings that also show strong public backing for cans and bottles of drink carrying warnings about the link. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) said widespread ignorance of alcohol’s role as a carcinogen was “very worrying”, while Alcohol Concern said the lack of knowledge was costing lives.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by geoleo
    +24 +6

    Theresa May plans to extend plastic bag charge and end 'throwaway culture'

    Theresa May is to declare war on the UK's "throwaway culture" by demanding the 5p levy on plastic bags is extended from supermarkets and other major stores to all shops. The Prime Minister is also being urged to back demands from a committee of MPs earlier this week for a 25p "latte levy" on throwaway plastic coffee cups.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by wetwilly87
    +19 +5

    Card surcharges: Is this finally the end?

    Charging extra to anyone using a credit or debit card will be banned in the UK from Saturday, 13 January. This will mean an end to the extra cost added on at the end of the process of buying something online, such as a flight ticket, or being hit with a surcharge when using a card in a small shop. However, the change may mean a rise in prices and there are questions over how it will be policed.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by TNY
    +20 +5

    British government targets a modern public health scourge: Loneliness

    The country that put the starch in “stiff upper lip” has made companionship, conversation and human contact a national priority. On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a new ministerial portfolio in her Cabinet: combating loneliness.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by rawlings
    +18 +6

    New school scheme sees children banned from new sports equipment unless parents pay towards it

    Parents have criticised a school after it launched a scheme to see each child pay £6 to use new sports equipment, but said those who had not paid were not allowed to use it. The parent council at Wednesbury Oak Academy in Tipton, West Midlands, asked for a voluntary donation per child to buy the equipment for pupils to play with. When the scheme launched, however, parents claimed their children had been separated into those who had paid, who could use the equipment, and those who had not.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by lexi6
    +16 +5

    A 92-year-old Kindertransport survivor has a warning about Trump

    A 92-year-old Kindertransport survivor has issued an urgent call to put a stop to the politics of division before it’s too late, warning that the world has “learnt nothing” from the atrocities committed in Nazi Germany. Speaking ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, Austrian-born Harry Bibring, who arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport in 1939, said he was deeply “concerned” about the state of the world and feared for the future of his great-grandsons.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by everlost
    +13 +4

    'Vegans call me murderer and rapist'

    Veganism has been described as the fastest growing lifestyle movement. For some concern about animal welfare leads them to actively campaign against all forms of the meat industry. But are some of those activists taking it too far? "When you're being called murderers and rapists, that is overstepping the mark, for fairly obvious reasons," says Alison Waugh, a trainee farmer in Northumberland. She has received death threats due to her work and told the Victoria Derbyshire programme other farmers are feeling threatened.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by junglman
    +16 +7

    Donald Trump interview: 'I'm very popular in Britain. I get a lot of fan mail'

    Donald Trump has given a wide-ranging interview to Piers Morgan for ITV. In it the US president claimed he was popular in the UK despite calls for protests if he takes up Theresa May’s invite for a state visit; said he did not know if he had been invited to Prince Harry’s wedding; said women voters liked his strong support for the military and defended his fondness for junk food.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +20 +4

    Doctors being 'pressured to manipulate patient records to meet A&E targets'

    NHS doctors are being pressured into manipulating patient records to ensure hospitals do not miss waiting-time targets, according to frontline medics. Senior managers are allegedly encouraging doctors to participate in fraudulent activity and whistleblowers say patient safety is being put at risk as trusts look to avoid breaches.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +16 +5

    Government will publish leaked Brexit papers

    The government said it would not oppose a Labour motion calling for the release of a leaked Brexit analysis which showed that the economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario. The announcement paves the way for the documents to be published. Speaking of the decision to release the reports, the junior Brexit minister Robin Walker said elements would be redacted if they could affect negotiations with the EU, and only MPs would be able see the studies in a confidential reading room.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +4

    Meet the girl who saved her dad's life - with a call to 999

    This is the little girl who saved her dad’s life by calling 999 and giving chest compressions after he suddenly collapsed. Ashley Bradburn had suffered a burst cyst on his pancreas and fell to the ground in agony. The only other people in the house at the time were his seven-year-old daughter, Chloe, and her little sister, Gracie May, three.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by roxxy
    +19 +5

    Lauri Love wins battle against extradition to US for alleged cyber attacks

    A man accused of launching cyber attacks on targets including the FBI, US Army, Nasa and Department of Defence has won his battle against being extradited to the US. The High Court ruled that Lauri Love should be tried in Britain after Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley heard he suffered severe mental illness and could kill himself. “If proven, these are serious offences indeed,” their judgement said. “The experience of imprisonment in England would be significantly different for Mr Love from what he would face in the United States.