Home » Archives by category » UK (Page 3)

What is Giving Tuesday and how to help – BBC News

What is Giving Tuesday and how to help – BBC News

Image copyright Anawim Image caption Emily Johnson will be taking essentials to homeless women on the streets of Birmingham #GivingTuesday is trending on social media – but what is it, where did it come from and how are people getting involved? What is Giving Tuesday? It follows the spending spree that is the long – […]

UK Parliament to vote on Brexit deal on December 11

UK Parliament to vote on Brexit deal on December 11

Members of the British parliament will vote on a Brexit draft agreement with the European Union on December 11, officials have announced, as Prime Minister Theresa May navigates the deal despite a slim working majority. The vote will take place after five days of parliamentary debate, a letter published by Chief Whip Julian Smith said on Monday. […]

Brexit deal 'will cost UK £100bn' by 2030, research suggests

Brexit deal 'will cost UK £100bn' by 2030, research suggests

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s Brexit deal would leave the UK £100bn a year worse off by 2030, analysis by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has claimed. The study commissioned by the People’s Vote, which wants a second referendum, said GDP would shrink by 3.9% annually. “This is the equivalent […]

Will Britain's beaten, betrayed migrant children find justice at last?

Will Britain's beaten, betrayed migrant children find justice at last?

They were sent abroad, often without their parents’ consent. Large numbers were sexually and physically abused, while hunger and neglect were familiar enemies. Their education tended to be poor and they were often forced to perform exhausting manual work. Between the end of the second world war and 1970, successive UK governments allowed thousands of […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson says UK must 'junk the backstop'

Brexit: Boris Johnson says UK must 'junk the backstop'

Image caption Boris Johnson said he hoped the DUP and Conservatives could continue working together The UK is on the verge of making a historic mistake if it does not “junk the backstop”, Boris Johnson has said. The leading Brexiteer told the DUP conference the EU had made NI an “indispensable bargaining chip” in the […]

Universities protest life imprisonment of UK academic in UAE

Universities protest life imprisonment of UK academic in UAE

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where UK student Matthew Hedges has been imprisoned.Credit: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg/Getty Several western universities are protesting against the life imprisonment of a UK PhD student in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of spying. Matthew Hedges, who specializes in Middle Eastern affairs and security and defence policies at Durham […]

Organised crime in the UK is bigger than ever before. Can the police catch up?

Organised crime in the UK is bigger than ever before. Can the police catch up?

One afternoon in April, as we climbed into an armoured car outside her office in Vauxhall, south London, I asked Lynne Owens, the country’s most senior police officer, to describe 21st-century crime in the UK. Her answer spanned most of the next two hours, as we crawled east through the traffic to Chelmsford, Essex where, […]

UK to shift focus to lower paid to tackle gender inequality

UK to shift focus to lower paid to tackle gender inequality

The UK government will shift its attention away from getting professional women on to major company boards and instead focus on championing low-paid and unemployed women, Penny Mordaunt has announced. The Women and Equalities Minister said improving opportunities for the 1.8 million women who are economically inactive because they are carers, will become one of […]

Libya: child refugees abused in UK-funded detention centres

Libya: child refugees abused in UK-funded detention centres

Child refugees are facing abuse and malnutrition in a network of 26 Libyan detention centres the British government is helping to fund, the Guardian has learned. In the first accounts to the media from minors being held in the camps, the children described being starved, beaten and abused by Libyan police and camp guards. One […]

Force Google, Apple and Uber to share mapping data, UK advised

Force Google, Apple and Uber to share mapping data, UK advised

The UK government should force Google, Apple, Uber and others to share their mapping data so that other companies can develop autonomous cars, drones and transport apps, according to an influential campaign group. The Open Data Institute, co-founded by Tim Berners-Lee at MIT and Nigel Shadbolt, artificial intelligence professor at the University of Oxford, warned […]