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A large construction firm says it needs masons, carpenters and plasterers as a logistics boss says "they're all in Britain". 18:21, UK, Sunday ... coming years. The Central and Eastern European Migration Review put the number of Poles who emigrated to the UK between 2004 and 2012 at around 580,000.
French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken to his Iranian counterpart to urge him to enter nuclear talks. In the phone call, President Hassan Rouhani said the existing seven-nation deal is non-negotiable. Earlier, France, the UK and Germany agreed that pursuing the current nuclear deal with Iran was ...

To think that the UK excels at being bad at IT projects, though, is unnecessary self-flagellation. In the US, public and private mess up too: the launch of the Healthcare.gov site in 2013 was calamitously bad, with only a tiny percentage of people able to use it at first. It improved, but there were red faces all ...
I arrived in Britain aged four with no knowledge of what laws entitled me to start a new life here. My father was born in British Somaliland and obtained his first UK passport at the age of 22; he had lived in Yorkshire for 40 years by the time we joined him, and had made a conscious decision to settle in Britain ...
Yellow weather warnings for rain have been issued for eastern, southeastern and central England until 11.59pm on Monday, and strong winds are also expected. Weather experts warned this could lead to spray and flooding on roads, travel disruption – and even flooding of homes and businesses.
The number of students caught cheating at the UK's top universities has shot up by a third in three years, with experts warning that institutions are ignoring the problem. Figures compiled by the Guardian from freedom of information requests to Russell Group universities – a group of 24 leading institutions ...

Several flood warnings and alerts have been issued Sunday, with heavy rain and strong winds expected in many southeastern areas of England, London and the South East on Monday. The East Midlands, East Anglia and Yorkshire and Humber are also expected to be affected. Flooding and spray on ...
Parts of the UK have been urged to prepare for an "unseasonably cold" and wet start to the week, with weather warnings in place that could mean disruption to the morning rush hour. Yellow warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued for southern and eastern parts of England on Monday.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has told the UK the time has come for it to "resolve the contradictions" in its Irish border policy. Michel Barnier was writing in Ireland's Sunday Independent newspaper ahead of a visit to the country on Monday. He said there will need to be "substantial progress" on the border ...
The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) in England wants parents and carers who home-educate to be obliged to register with their local authority and for inspectors to be able to take action if they find a problem. Councils should have resources to ensure home-schooled children receive ...
“It's no secret that UK high streets have endured tough trading conditions in recent months, with some big names closing or cutting back. Much of this reflects ongoing structural changes in the sector as well as the continued squeeze on households' real incomes. “While conditions have improved for ...
The newspaper had launched Bust in Britain 2018, its annual search to find the nation's “cleavage queen”. In honour of the competition, the ... Level Up is a feminist community for all the people who are tired of sexism in the UK and are ready to take action to change things. All genders are welcome, and ...
Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-injected beef should be part of a UK/US free trade deal, a farming union said. ... is more cautious and any opening up of the market between the US and the UK on food could affect the UK's trade with the rest of Europe, where much of Britain's food exports are sent.
Knife crime rose by 22% in England and Wales in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures, which cover crimes recorded by the police, also showed an 11% increase in firearms offences. A separate survey on the public's experience of crimes in the two countries said there had ...
Theresa May has been plotting a state visit for him, desperate for some crumbs of a post-Brexit trade deal that makes alienating our neighbours worthwhile. Having been put off earlier this year following his retweets of far-right group Britain First, Trump is now due to be making an official visit to Britain in July ...
The 12 statues previously in Parliament Square – make that 13 if you count Oliver Cromwell, over behind the parliamentary railings – are nobody's UK historical first team squad. There's no Robert Walpole, no William Pitt or Charles Fox, no Gladstone, no Charles Bradlaugh, no Charles Parnell, no Ramsay ...
Alfie Evans is a 23-month-old boy in England who was admitted to the hospital in December 2016 with a chest infection and seizures. He has been on life support off and on since then, occasionally able to breathe on his own but existing in what doctors call a “semi-vegetative” state. Doctors have not made ...

While the United States has largely eschewed regulating companies like Facebook, Britain and other countries in Europe have taken more .... “As an American citizen living in California, Mr. Zuckerberg does not normally come under the jurisdiction of the U.K. Parliament, but he will the next time he enters ...
The UK's Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog's inquiry into Cambridge Analytica. In a statement, commissioner ...
Save the Children is to suspend bidding for UK government funding in the wake of the scandal over alleged sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour by staff in the charity sector. The announcement follows the launch of a Charity Commission inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment allegations ...
Over 40 companies including Coca-Cola, Nestle (NSRGF), Unilever and Procter & Gamble (PG) have pledged to slash the amount of plastic they use and throw away in the United Kingdom. The group, which includes many of the world's top consumer brands, has agreed to reduce their use of plastic ...
... it would meet the Met Office's definition of a heatwave - 5C or more above the average temperature for that month. In May the average is 15C in the South East and a couple of degrees lower in the North of England. A woman takes a dip in April, as Britain was hit by a welcome sunny. Alamy Live News. 11.
The coal-free period began on Saturday at 1000 BST and has continued into Tuesday afternoon. Power generated from wind and gas dominated the mix of energy for users in England, Scotland and Wales. Just last week the UK grid recorded its first two-day period without using any power from the fossil ...
The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account. Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for journalistic ...
(The first woman to take her seat in Parliament was Nancy Astor, an American who moved to the UK when she was 26.) Fawcett was a leading figure in the campaign in the long fight for women's right to vote. Born in 1847 in coastal town of Aldeburgh, Fawcett was interested in women's suffrage, even as a ...
The majority of adults in the UK are overweight or obese according to national health surveys, yet research suggests we are a country in denial about our weight. Use this .... We used data from the most recent national health surveys for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All the surveys apart ...
A website linked to more than 4m cyber-attacks worldwide, including against some of Britain's biggest banks, has been shut down following a UK- and Netherlands-led operation. Webstresser.org had 136,000 registered users and could be rented for about £10 to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) ...
Snow could return to the UK as temperatures continue to slump following a record-breaking warm spell last week. Met Office forecasters are warning Britons to expect showers through the week and into the weekend with temperatures in the south plummeting as low as 6C on Monday. “[Wednesday] will be ...
The UK is considering plans to launch a satellite-navigation system as a rival to the EU's Galileo project. The move comes after the UK ... Greg Clark warned that the European Commission's actions could threaten defence and security co-operation with Britain after it has left the EU. He is understood to be ...
As it happens, though, some of the most interesting climate developments in the world are unfolding in the staid old United Kingdom. .... IPCC releases its big report on 1.5 degrees (expected in October), the UK government plans to ask the CCC to analyze what the 1.5 degree target would mean for Britain.
The amendment requires the government to report to Parliament by October 31 on what steps it has taken to remain in the customs union, which allows goods to flow freely across the European Union. The government opposed the amendment. Prime Minister May had previously said Britain will not remain ...
The report concludes that secrecy around the US drone programme and the UK's role in it means Amnesty International is unable to say definitely whether the UK is assisting unlawful US drone strikes or violating international law. This makes it “more important than ever for the UK government to urgently ...
And although they have lived in Britain for many decades - paying taxes and insurance - they never formally became British citizens. Amid the tightening of the immigration rules, an estimated 50,000 long-term UK residents could now be facing problems. Among them is Michael Braithwaite, who arrived ...
Britain has accused Russia of attempting to murder Skripal and his daughter. Russia has repeatedly denied involvement in the attack, seeking to blame Britain instead. An Ofcom official told CNN it also has concerns about RT's coverage of recent events in Syria. Ofcom added that RT's record on UK ...
The UK basked in the warmest weather of the year so far on Wednesday, with temperatures forecast to rise even higher on Thursday – and stay high into the weekend. The south-east of England enjoyed the warmest of Wednesday's weather, with a high of 25C recorded in both Gravesend in Kent and St ...
... with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May for a conversation that focused on trade and the United Kingdom's pending post-Brexit departure from the European Union. Officials said Trudeau sought to reassure U.K. businesses that the Canadian government is prioritizing a free trade agreement with Britain.
Another report - from the Education Policy Institute and UCL Institute of Education - found that England has a poor track record in improving the educational attainment of its most disadvantaged pupils compared with many other developed countries such as Canada and Denmark. The report found that ...
“Thanks to your support, our Conservative Government is building a Britain that is fit for the future.” It then goes on to ask for more cash for its campaign manager fund, directing recipients to fill in its donation form, which is also headed up “Mr Youmustbe Fuckingjoking” above the address. The recipient, Raja ...
While the whole UK should see higher temperatures, the south will be warmest, with the mercury set to reach the mid-20s Celsius by the middle of the week. The A30, near Okehampton in Devon. Image: Swathes of Britain were blanketed with snow last month. An onshore breeze, however, will keep some ...
After a very wet, cold spring, Britain is finally predicted to have some warm weather at the weekend and next week, with temperatures set to be hotter ... The warmest UK temperature this year so far was 19.4C in Kent last Saturday, and it is predicted the county will be five degrees warmer than that by the ...
The international chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed the UK's analysis of the type of nerve agent used in the Russian ex-spy poisoning. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not name the nerve agent as Novichok, but said it agreed with the UK's findings on its identity. Russia, which denies ...
Any potential strike against Syria could be carried out by extensive US and UK military assets already in the region, including two US Navy destroyers armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles. British media reported Wednesday that May has also ordered British submarines to move within missile range of ...
LONDON — The nerve agent attack on two people in England “demonstrates how reckless Russia is prepared to be, how little the Kremlin cares for the international rules-based order,” one of Britain's intelligence chiefs said on Thursday, in an unusually public and scathing commentary on a foreign power.
In 2000, Chris Morris adapted his BBC Radio 1 sketch show Blue Jam for television, and Jam, the single-series result, remains one of the most brilliantly peculiar shows in the history of British comedy. But there's one sketch from it that has stuck with me since I first saw it, in which an intellectually challenged ...
UK shoppers bought nearly 15 million Easter eggs in March according to Kantar, up 69% on the same month last year. Sales of hot cross buns jumped £7.7m. Discount chains Aldi and Lidl continued to increase their share of the UK grocery market over the first 12 weeks of the year, at the expense of some ...
For many British Punjabis, alcohol abuse is an open secret. Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need. Harjinder read her daughter Jaspreet one last bedtime story, then kissed her goodnight. She was exhausted ...
England made a four-year commitment to help their bid to take part in the 2018 Games. England was listed as being in Africa in the Opening Ceremony program. (Twitter) Team England walks out at the opening ceremony. (AAP). "Yes, we happily do," Umaru said when asked if Africa welcomed England's ...
England's Commonwealth Games team actually hail from Africa, according to none other than the tournament's organisers. The blooper, made in the official programme for the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Games taking place in Queensland, Australia, today was spotted by various athletes and the ...
It is this failure to examine the issue and a tendency to "gloss over" cases brought to the attention of some institutions that NUS Women's Officer, Hareem Ghani, says points to a culture of impunity in which UK universities are deliberately turning a blind eye to what has now become normalised sexual ...
A four-and-a-half-year-old girl with autism, born in the UK and who cannot communicate, understand language or feed herself, could be deported to a country in which she risks attack and persecution. Even the smallest change to the daily routine of Manha Majid triggers an extreme reaction that causes her ...



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