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UK Plans a Brexit Compromise on Irish Border Rules

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UK to retain military presence in Germany after Brexit

UK to retain military presence in Germany after Brexit

Around 185 British Army personnel and 60 Ministry of Defence civilians will remain in Germany, once the withdrawal of British Army units to the UK has been completed, the UK defense minister announced on Sunday.  “We are increasing our British points of presence across the world. We will not be closing our facilities in Germany, […]

UK gun CRISIS: Seven firearms seized EVERY DAY amid violent crimewave

UK gun CRISIS: Seven firearms seized EVERY DAY amid violent crimewave

A surge in demand for weapons has sparked a smuggling spree. Guns have even been found hidden in the engine blocks of vehicles. Home Office figures seen by the Daily Star Sunday reveal that 2,490 prohibited firearms were intercepted at UK entry points in the year to April. The influx coincided with a 20% […]

UK watchdog chief Andrew Bailey drives new breed of debt

UK watchdog chief Andrew Bailey drives new breed of debt

The UK is producing an increasingly popular new breed of debt, thanks in no small part to the persistence of Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority. This week the World Bank became the latest borrower to launch a bond based on the Sonia benchmark rate, a departure from the market’s usual reliance […]

Securing an EU Deal Is Crucial for UK Businesses, CBI Says

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Hezbollah could be banned in UK in bid to toughen Iran stance

Hezbollah could be banned in UK in bid to toughen Iran stance

Ministers are pressing to toughen the government’s stance towards Iran by proscribing the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah in Britain. Hezbollah is a Lebanese-based political party and militia, and since 2008 the UK has banned only Hezbollah’s military wing or apparatus, not its political arm. The call to ban the group has been a longstanding demand of […]

Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Es Devlin OBE to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Award-winning British artist Es Devlin OBE is set to design the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK’s presence at the Expo – highlighting UK expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector. The UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be produced by the London and […]

Brexit could be postponed to stop UK 'sleepwalking into a no-deal'

Brexit could be postponed to stop UK 'sleepwalking into a no-deal'

Extending the timetable for the UK’s European Union departure talks may be ‘unpalatable but essential’, experts have claimed in a new report which warns about the impact of ‘sleepwalking’ into a no-deal Brexit. The Fraser of Allander Institute think tank, based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, insisted that an orderly transition as the […]

UK newspaper industry regulator wants Google and Facebook to pay journalism tax

UK newspaper industry regulator wants Google and Facebook to pay journalism tax

UK newspaper revenues have plummeted in the last 10 years. Should social media sites pay a tax to prop them up again?Image: Thanasak Wanichpan / Getty images By Stan Schroeder2018-09-25 11:42:24 UTC Google, Facebook and other sites that host news content on their platforms should pay an annual tax to fund journalism in the UK. […]

Catfish and the Bottlemen announce massive UK and Ireland arena tour

Catfish and the Bottlemen announce massive UK and Ireland arena tour

The Welsh band will head out on the road again early next year Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced a new set of UK and Ireland arena tour dates for early 2019 – check out ticket details below. The Llandudno four-piece have largely been on the festival circuit this year, and were set to play a […]