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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 […]

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043

Obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women within 25 years, according to a Cancer Research UK report. The charity expects that within 17 years around 23,000 cases of cancers in women (9% of the total) could be caused by excess weight and about 25,000 […]

Going for gold: 20 autumn getaways in the UK and Europe

Going for gold: 20 autumn getaways in the UK and Europe

1. Foraging in the Forest of Dean: Gloucestershire On the edge of the ancient Forest of Dean, Tudor Farmhouse makes for an atmospheric autumn bolthole, with 20 cosy, characterful bedrooms, open fires and a restaurant serving up food sourced from within a 20-mile radius. This autumn the hotel will be offering guests the chance to […]

UK Labour Party Faces its Own Brexit Test

UK Labour Party Faces its Own Brexit Test

LONDON—British Prime Minister Theresa May isn’t the only U.K. political leader presiding over a party riven by Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, is in the same boat as members of his party gather Sunday for their four-day annual conference. Mr. Corbyn has been vague about what he wants from […]

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

UK's Theresa May Says Brexit Negotiations Have Reached 'an Impasse'

LONDON—Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday warned that Brexit talks had hit an impasse and called on European leaders to present new proposals as negotiations between the two sides turn increasingly acrimonious. Following a tense meeting with her EU counterparts earlier this week in Salzburg, where her post-Brexit plans were rejected as being […]

UK's nuclear deterrent infrastructure 'not fit for purpose', say MPs

UK's nuclear deterrent infrastructure 'not fit for purpose', say MPs

The Ministry of Defence is at serious risk of failing to run a working nuclear deterrent, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. A report by the public accounts committee found that past decisions delaying maintenance at the MoD’s 13 sites that support nuclear submarines had left the programme “not fit for purpose”. The Trident nuclear missile […]

UK and EU Swap Jibes and Point Fingers as Brexit Clock Ticks

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Viacom's Channel 5 Makes Major UK Drama Move

Viacom's Channel 5 Makes Major UK Drama Move

Having decided to jettison reality series “Big Brother,” Channel 5 is getting properly into the U.K. drama business, with a slate of new scripted titles including a prison drama, a crime thriller, and a murder mystery. The free-to-air network has traditionally majored in unscripted and entertainment, complemented by a lineup of acquired drama, much hailing […]

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