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UK heatwave may be over, but strikes mean train disruption continues

UK heatwave may be over, but strikes mean train disruption continues

After days of delays on the railways caused by the weather, passengers on two networks are facing fresh disruption because of strikes. Staff who work for South Western Railway (SWR) and Eurostar are walking out for 24 hours over separate disputes. Eurostar staff who work at London’s St Pancras station, which offers services to continental […]

Trump and Brexit: how can the US and UK media tackle a culture of lies?

Trump and Brexit: how can the US and UK media tackle a culture of lies?

This is a story of two media cultures struggling to cope with the political rise of brazen liars. The BBC’s Emily Maitlis distilled the challenge when she demolished Sean Spicer, the hapless former White House press secretary, with a simple description of the simpleton’s record, starting with his whoppers about the crowds on the mall […]

Brexit: Barnier rules out key UK customs proposal

Brexit: Barnier rules out key UK customs proposal

Image copyright Getty Images The EU’s chief negotiator has ruled out allowing the UK to collect customs duties on its behalf, a key UK proposal for post-Brexit trade. Michel Barnier said the UK wanted to “take back control” of its money, law and borders – but so did the EU. The EU would not delegate […]

Heatwave map: UK to hit record temperatures this week as WHOLE WORLD bakes

Heatwave map: UK to hit record temperatures this week as WHOLE WORLD bakes

While temperatures are set to hit 37C on Friday in the UK, countries and regions around the globe have been facing equally punishing heat.  Scandinavia, Canada, Siberia, Japan and the Caspian Sea have been experiencing unprecedented heat along with the UK. This incredible map from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine shows […]

UK employers to get 'toolkit' to help them register EU workers

UK employers to get 'toolkit' to help them register EU workers

Employers across the country are to be given an EU citizen “toolkit” to help staff from the bloc to register for a new immigration status that will be legally required after Brexit. The Home Office unveiled a package of briefing packs, posters and leaflets at an event involving representatives of some of the biggest employers […]

UK lawyers preparing to challenge Javid's decision over Isis pair

UK lawyers preparing to challenge Javid's decision over Isis pair

Lawyers are preparing to challenge the government’s decision to assist the US extradition of two former British Islamic State terrorists without demanding they do not face the death penalty. No 10 has said Theresa May backed the decision by the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to waive the longstanding convention so that evidence could be released […]

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: UK stance 'a rare decision'

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo: UK stance 'a rare decision'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces The UK’s opposition to the death penalty has not changed, the security minister has said – after a government letter about two IS suspects emerged. Ben Wallace said the message from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the […]

UK recycling system 'open to fraud and error', watchdog warns

UK recycling system 'open to fraud and error', watchdog warns

Consumers’ efforts to recycle plastic packaging may be going to waste as the UK’s national recycling system is open to fraud and error, spending watchdogs have warned.  A study by the National Audit Office, which has special powers to demand information and data from companies, found that Britain’s official recycling rate could be overstated because it wrongly […]

UK weather forecast: Britain braced for SWELTERING Sunday as thermometers hit 30 DEGREES

UK weather forecast: Britain braced for SWELTERING Sunday as thermometers hit 30 DEGREES

Balmy conditions will nevertheless bring volatile weather, with the chance of isolated thundery downpours in eastern Scotland and south-east England towards the end of the day. Commenting on the forecast, Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “Any mist and fog will quickly lift and it will be clear first thing on Sunday. “It will leave […]

Two men charged over cocaine seized from boat in English Channel

Two men charged over cocaine seized from boat in English Channel

Two men have been charged with drug importation offences after a yacht carrying what police described as a significant cargo of cocaine was intercepted in the harbour of one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside towns. The Dutch nationals were arrested afterraided by Border Force officers raided the yacht they were sailing as it entered the […]