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Mother of epileptic boy will not get confiscated cannabis oil back

Mother of epileptic boy will not get confiscated cannabis oil back

The mother of a boy who has up to 100 epileptic fits a day has been told by a government minister that potentially life-saving cannabis oil confiscated from her at Heathrow will not be returned. Charlotte Caldwell was not cautioned when she was stopped by customs officers trying to “openly smuggle” the substance into the […]

Pro-Palestinian, pro-Israel demonstrators face off at UK Quds Day event

Pro-Palestinian, pro-Israel demonstrators face off at UK Quds Day event

Some 200 pro-Palestinian protesters and a similar number of pro-Israel counter-demonstrators faced off in London on Sunday, as the former group marked the annual anti-Zionist Quds Day. The event, which takes place in many cities worldwide, but mainly in Iran and some parts of the Muslim world, is held ostensibly to protest Israel’s annexation of […]

UK to force big companies to publish worker to boss pay gap

UK to force big companies to publish worker to boss pay gap

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest companies will from 2020 be legally required to publish the gap between the salary of their chief executive and what they pay their average UK worker, under proposed new government rules. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark arrives in Downing Street in […]

Emma Thompson made a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Emma Thompson made a dame in Queen's birthday honours

One of Britain’s best loved actors, Emma Thompson, has been made a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours list. The gong for Thompson adds to a long list of awards including Oscars, Baftas, Golden Globes and Emmys. Much of the honours list may be overshadowed by the untimely award of a CBE to the outgoing […]

UK stocks slide as tensions flare up ahead of G-7 meeting

UK stocks slide as tensions flare up ahead of G-7 meeting

U.K. blue-chip stocks closed lower Friday in a broader selloff across European equities, with investors preparing for what’s likely to be a tense gathering of leaders in the Group of Seven advanced economies in Quebec. Meanwhile, BT Group PLC was in focus on news that the telecom company’s chief executive, Gavin Patterson, will be leaving […]

No formal meeting between Trump and UK's May at G7: UK official

No formal meeting between Trump and UK's May at G7: UK official

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BAGOTVILLE, Quebec (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a formal bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G7 summit, but she will have meetings with each of the other leaders attending the summit, May’s officials said on Thursday. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of […]

UK foreign minister urges Netanyahu to open independent probe of Gaza deaths

UK foreign minister urges Netanyahu to open independent probe of Gaza deaths

Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday to open an independent investigation into the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops during violent protests on the Gaza border over the past several months. Meeting Netanyahu during the Israeli premier’s visit to London, Johnson condemned “incitement and rocket fire against Israel,” but said […]

You know who deserves more help from UK.gov? Startup investors, say policy wonks

You know who deserves more help from UK.gov? Startup investors, say policy wonks

A Google-backed think tank report has called on UK.gov to, erm, help the local tech startup scene flourish in a post-Brexit Britain by agreeing to underwrite a newbie business’ first customer contract. “Too little attention has been paid to the delivery risk taken on by the first customer of a startup,” wrote policy wonks at […]

UK's first transatlantic F-35 delivery flight delayed by weather

UK's first transatlantic F-35 delivery flight delayed by weather

Comment Britain’s first permanently UK-based F-35 fighter jets are not arriving in Norfolk today as expected due to RAF concerns about bad weather. The open secret of the aircraft’s arrival date is being widely discussed on social media, following defence secretary Gavin Williamson’s announcement that the supersonic stealth jets will be arriving at their new […]

Universal Music UK Reports 9 Percent Revenue Growth For 2017

Universal Music UK Reports 9 Percent Revenue Growth For 2017

A rise in streaming and strong release schedule helped grow revenues at Universal Music U.K. to just over £344 million ($458 million) in 2017, up 8.8 percent on the previous year, according to the company’s latest financial report. Product sales contributed over £188 million ($250 million) to that total, while royalties generated £155 million ($206 […]