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Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation. Adoboli said he expected to be freed on Tuesday after a judge ruled he should be bailed. He has been detained at Harmondsworth immigration centre for […]

UK film and TV sees record investment

UK film and TV sees record investment

Image copyright Netflix Image caption The Crown is one of the high-end television dramas singled out as benefitting from the tax relief The British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film and TV industry generated a record £7.9bn in 2016, helped by government tax reliefs. A BFI-commissioned report found that £632m in tax relief prompted […]

UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls

UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls

Working with the WISE Campaign’s People Like Me initiative, the Agency has helped produce a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose, such as physics and engineering. The initiative aims to help girls understand the breadth of careers open to […]

Two police officers injured in north London stabbing

Two police officers injured in north London stabbing

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two police officers were stabbed and two others were injured in north London on Saturday evening. The Metropolitan police said officers were responding to reports of a fight at a property on Liverpool Road, Islington, where they were met with a hostile man […]

UK weather forecast: 'HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE' – Met Office warns FREEZING COLD tonight

UK weather forecast: 'HUGE DROP IN TEMPERATURE' – Met Office warns FREEZING COLD tonight

The UK weather forecast looks chilly for the next day or so before temperatures rise again later in the month. The Met Office said, particularly in the north of the country, things had become particularly chilly. Meteorologist Steven Keates said: “There has been a massive drop in the temperature. “This is typical of autumn where […]

UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon in China hack denials

UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon in China hack denials

Britain’s national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon that refuted a Bloomberg story that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence. Bloomberg Businessweek on Thursday cited 17 unnamed intelligence and company sources as saying that Chinese spies had placed […]

UK Accuses Russia of Waging Cyberattacks Against the West

UK Accuses Russia of Waging Cyberattacks Against the West

The U.S. Justice Department said it would announce charges Thursday against seven Russian military intelligence officers, while the British and Dutch governments accused the intelligence unit of directing a series of high-profile online hacks. In the first of the apparently coordinated announcements, the U.K. said the hacks by the Russian military agency, the GRU, included […]

Monkeypox UK: Virus infection spread in England by clothes and sneezing (Image: GETTY Images/CDC Public Health …

Monkeypox UK: Virus infection spread in England by clothes and sneezing (Image: GETTY Images/CDC Public Health …

Monkeypox has been diagnosed in three individuals in the UK since September 8. The first two cases were found in people travelling between Nigeria and the UK. The most recent case, diagnosed on September 26, was spotted in a healthcare worker who was treating one of the former patients, said Public Health England. But, how […]

EU official says 'devil in the detail' of possible UK border plan

EU official says 'devil in the detail' of possible UK border plan

A possible UK version of the “backstop” solution to avoid a hard Irish border is “an interesting idea” but “the devil will be in the detail”, an EU official said. EU negotiators are awaiting a formal proposal from London on the backstop that would become the default option should no trade agreement be reached to […]

US demand lifts Ferguson despite tough UK markets

US demand lifts Ferguson despite tough UK markets

Ferguson, the FTSE 100 plumbing and heating equipment supplier, delivered growth in full-year profits thanks to strong demand from US industrial markets offsetting tough trading conditions in the UK. The group — formerly known as Wolseley — reported a 15.3 per cent rise in profits for the year ending July 31, at $1.51bn from $1.31bn […]