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Search restarts for area willing to host highly radioactive UK waste ... Britain has been trying for years to secure a site with the right geology and local communities which would volunteer to host a £12bn geological ... The facility would be sited in England or Wales, as Scotland prefers a ground-level store.
"There are serious concerns about the level of future co-operation between the UK government and the EU, and the impact this will have on issues such as climate change and air quality. We also fear there is a lack of willpower to ensure high standards across the UK when we lose the common frameworks ...

London -- The National Health Service has been described as the closest thing Britain has to a national religion. Created after World War II, the NHS provides free health care to all U.K. residents. But even before Britons voted to leave the European Union, the financially strapped NHS was beset by ...
In extracts released before Sunday's broadcast, Macron said the UK could win a bespoke Brexit deal but it would not involve full single market access. In the full interview, Macron questioned the way the UK had chosen Brexit. Asked if the French would vote to leave the EU in the same way, he said: "Yes.
"Deep freeze" funerals for people who don't want to be buried or cremated could be about to become a reality in the UK. Plans for a "green" ... Anthony Kilmister, president of the Church of England's Anglican Association, told the Daily Mail: 'This sounds a grotesque way to treat the dead. I hope these ...
Snow has fallen across the country, after the UK froze on the coldest night in nearly two years. Wintry conditions have gripped Scotland over the last week with heavy snow causing travel chaos, and on Sunday there were flurries across swathes of the Midlands and South East, though forecasters warned it ...
Time is running out on Brexit, and the UK should remain in a customs union with the EU, the CBI has warned. Carolyn Fairbairn, head of the UK business group, said there was a "lack of clarity" surrounding ongoing talks about the future of UK-EU trade. Speaking on ITV's Peston on Sunday, she also said a ...
Wintry conditions are affecting large parts of the UK, with snow and ice and heavy rain from northern Scotland to the southern counties of England. Met Office yellow "be aware" warnings are in place for Scotland, north Wales, most of England and Northern Ireland. Temperatures fell sharply on Saturday ...
This means retail sales made next to no contribution to UK economic growth in the final three months of 2017. The big .... The market value of dignity, one of Britain's biggest funeral providers, has halved this morning after the company warned that it would have to cut its prices this year as a result of intense ...
The damning report on Liverpool prison by HM Inspectorate of prisons, published on Friday, says conditions in the establishment are "squalid". But this is just the latest in a series of major problems faced by the jail. With England's prisons regularly described as being in crisis, because of budget and staff ...
Boris Johnson has floated the idea of new crossing between the UK and France, tweeting that the Channel Tunnel could be "just a first step". The UK foreign secretary reportedly raised the ... We absolutely must invest in infrastructure to keep trade flowing between Britain and France. "Let's start by dualling the A2 to Dover, ...
Sources close to the Foreign Secretary told Sky News that Mr Johnson said: "We need a new fixed link between UK and France. "It's crazy that two of the biggest economies in the world are connected by one railway line when they are only 20 miles apart." Sky News also understands, from British sources, ...
Separate figures, released on Thursday by the Royal College of GPS, showed that more than 30,000 people visited a GP last week as a result of influenza-like illness, an increase of more than 9,000 compared with the first week of January. However, public health England (PHE) declared that while flu was ...
engineers will work through the night to restore power to hundreds of homes, after severe gales brought disruption to much of the UK on Thursday. More than 140,000 properties in eastern England suffered earlier power cuts after 83mph (134kph) gusts damaged power lines, UK Power Networks said.
Tens of thousands of people are without power after severe gales of more than 80mph battered Britain, bringing fresh travel disruption on the roads and toppling trees onto railway lines. Drivers were warned to only travel if necessary, with delays on roads and trains. In Scotland, police urged motorists to ...

Severe winds and snow showers have prompted major travel disruption after gusts of almost 80mph battered parts of the UK overnight. Drivers were warned to only travel if necessary while railway passengers faced severe delays as trains collided with fallen trees and other debris blocking lines. The Met ...
The UK is in the grip of its worst flu season for seven years, figures suggest. Health officials say flu rates have once again risen in every part of the UK. The number of people going to GPS in England with suspected flu rose by over 40% compared to the previous week, figures up to last Sunday show. Wales ...
Met Office spokeswoman Nicky Maxey said that naming bad weather fronts does increase awareness but that in this instance the storm hadn't reached naming criteria in the UK. She added: "Storm Fionn was completely separate to what was named as Storm David in France. The low pressure system which ...
The issue is thought to affect around nine million people in the UK. Around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. It's estimated that half of people aged 75 and over--about two million people across England--live alone, while up to 85% of young ...
A flu epidemic will hit England within a fortnight, if current trends continue, according to latest figures suggesting more than eight million people are now suffering symptoms. The new data shows a "significant excess" of deaths among over 65s in England, and among those in all age groups in Scotland and ...
An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa may. Britain is ...
About 24,600 homes and businesses are without power as severe gales brought disruption to much of the UK. A further 130,000 properties in eastern England have had power restored after gusts of up to 83mph (134 kph) damaged power lines, UK Power Networks said. Across the country, high winds ...
Dr Ramsay said the overall risk to people in the UK is low. "However, due to ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe, we will continue to see cases in unimmunised individuals and limited onward spread can occur in communities with low MMR coverage and in age groups with very close mixing." The highly ...
Aberdeen Standard Investments chief economist Lucy O'Carroll agreed there was no need for another quick rise in interest rates, but said: "What matters most for the long-term health of the UK economy is improving its productivity performance. "If we can do that then the Bank of England may be able to ...
Peter Morgan, creator of the Netflix series The Crown, has an unusual take on Britain's royals. He says, "Let's just stop thinking about them as a royal family for just a second and think about them as just a regular family." Like any family, Morgan says, the House of Windsor has its share of shame, regret and ...
Travel warning as parts of UK set for heavy snow ... Parts of the UK could see up to 25cm (9.8in) of snow on Tuesday night, the Met Office has said. ... It comes as breakdown cover provider Green Flag warns there could be more than 120,000 breakdowns on Britain's roads this week due to the treacherous ...
UK sources said it was now clear that the French vision for such a "European" force existed outside the Brussels institutions, opening the door to a much deeper strategic partnership after Brexit. "Macron is pragmatic and realises that Britain is the only nation that is prepared to do some of these things," said ...
Uber has confirmed it will cap the amount of hours drivers on its platform in the UK can be logged in to accept trips. After ten hours the new policy will require drivers take an uninterrupted six-hour break before they can log back into the app again. Uber says the new UK driver hours policy will come into ...
Gusts up to 100 km/h (62 mph) are also expected in western Northern Ireland, southwestern Wales and Southwest England. This magnitude of wind can result in downed trees, power cuts and travel disruption. The rest of the United Kingdom will be spared any damaging winds; however, gusty winds will ...
The bankruptcy of the firm, Carillion, one of the government's biggest contractors, threatens more than 19,000 jobs in Britain as well as the solvency of hundreds of subcontractors and smaller businesses. A government-backed pension protection plan is taking over the company's pension fund, which has ...
Sub-zero temperatures and up to four inches of snow are set to hit parts of the UK in a week-long Polar freeze. The Met Office have said the weather across the ... "In northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland there will be a greater chance of the snow lying. "There's the potential for 10cm snow over ...
London -- President Trump's cancellation of a visit to London to open a new United States embassy was welcomed by his many critics in Britain on Friday, .... Mr. Trump's most vocal supporter in Britain, Nigel Farage, former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, told the BBC that he regretted ...
Political leaders and campaigners calling for Britain to reverse the results of the EU referendum should "stop harking on" about what amounts to an "illusion", Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor accused European leaders of making "only backward-looking" statements such as, "are you sure you want ...
Not only is the George Hotel in Hull one of the oldest surviving pubs in the city, dating back to 1683, it also claims to have the smallest window in England. Originally a coaching inn, its window - which is more like a slit in the wall - is said to have been used by the porter to look out for stagecoaches and ...
Four Brits have set a new world record to become the first team to row across the Atlantic in under 30 days, raising more than £250,000 for charity. Friends Dicky Taylor, George Biggar, Peter Robinson and Stuart Watts - also known as The Four Oarsmen - crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky ...
Dentists have accused the government of having a "short-sighted" approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children's teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 - up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show.
The Aussie flu has strengthened its grip on at least six more UK hotspots in the last 24 hours, the 'red zone' map has revealed. ... intensive care units (ICU) with the deadly illness almost doubled between December 28 and January 4, according to public health England's weekly National Influenza Report.
Environmental campaigners believe that public pressure is finally about to force the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to introduce a blanket ban on the commercial trade in ivory in the UK. A consultation on what form a proposed ban should take has just closed, and the government says it will give its ...
Twenty British MEPs, including three Conservatives, have urged the government to change course and keep Britain in the EU single market after Brexit. The cross-party group, which includes representatives of the Conservatives, Labour, the SNP, Greens and Liberal Democrats, expressed "deep concern" ...
... last year compared to before the EU referendum, and a 10 per cent rise from some 2130 resignations in 2015-16. Theresa may has urged EU citizens to stay in the UK after Britain leaves the bloc but prolonged uncertainty over post-Brexit rights has made some academics fearful for the future, critics warn.
The Southern service from East Grinstead to London Bridge, which arrives at Croydon stations around 8am, was recently deemed the most overcrowded in Britain. And on top of fare increases last week, passengers on the route will be among thousands across Britain facing the effects of strike action, with ...
More than 130,000 UK firms will be forced to pay VAT upfront for the first time on all goods imported from the European Union after Brexit, under controversial legislation to be considered by MPs on Monday. The VAT changes spelled out in the taxation (cross-border trade) bill - one of a string of Brexit laws ...
Ms Kisko says she "regularly" travels to France with her own dog, knowing that she will receive a warmer welcome there than she does in the UK. And she warned that other families with dogs could be doing the same - meaning British businesses are losing out. "An awful lot of people who go to France and ...
2nd over: England 4-0 (Cook 4, Stoneman 0) Hazlewood tears in from around like the T-1000, looking to catch the edge of the footholes - the pitch is baked hard. But Cook presses a brace into the covers, then nudges a single. So, which Englishmen are we saving and which are we tossing? I'd bin Vince, ...
And with ice warnings across parts of England's North East and Scotland, temperatures are not expected to warm up from much more than freezing today. ... Ms Roberts warned that it would be "slow progress" for Britain to warm up, that after one of the coldest nights predicted in the UK on Saturday night, ...
The heating should be turned down in classrooms to stop teachers and children getting tired, the largest education union in the UK has said. The National Education Union (NEU) believes that being too hot can lead to staff and children suffering from fatigue and ill health. Currently there are regulations in ...
The first polar bear cub to be born in Britain for 25 years is being cared for in a private den by its mother, Victoria, at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland. Staff at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) park confirmed the birth after hearing distinct high-pitched sounds from Victoria's maternity unit, ...
Storm Eleanor caused power cuts, travel disruption and flooding across the UK and Ireland. Image copyright PA Image caption Parts of Wales received a yellow warning from the Met Office, as Capel Curig in Conwy County was hit with 79mph (127km/h) gusts. Aberystwyth, above, saw high waves on its ...



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