Saturday, 17 March 2018


Storm Doris sweeps in with rain, snow and strong winds


LONDON: Storm Doris has reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain. Doris is likely to cause travel disruption, damage buildings and send debris flying when it sets in at around 6am on Thursday, the Met Office has warned. An 87mph gust was recorded at Mace Head on the ...

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Kate to visit Action for Children projects in Wales


WALES: The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales today for her first engagements with Action for Children since becoming the charity’s patron. Kate became patron of the charity, which cares for disadvantaged children from across the UK, in December – following on from the Queen. The organisation helps all types ...

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Court ruling due on challenge to minimum income immigration requirement


LONDON: The UK’s highest court rules today on the legality of Government financial measures that are hitting British citizens who want to bring spouses or partners into the country. Supreme Court justices will announce decisions in a number of challenges brought against a mandatory “minimum income” immigration requirement which opponents say ...

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Next Metropolitan Police Commissioner about to be named


LONDON: Britain’s next top police officer could be revealed on Wednesday following interviews with senior politicians. Those vying to be named the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner will speak to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Policing Minister Brandon Lewis. An announcement on the appointment will be made ...

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Manhunt for murderer after hospital visit escape


LIVERPOOL: Police are hunting for jailed murderer Shaun Walmsley after two armed men helped him escape during a hospital visit. Merseyside police say Walmsley, aged 28 and from Liverpool, was aided by two men, one carrying a gun while the other had a knife. On 21 February at around 3pm ...

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British-Muslim school teacher refused permission to fly to US

A British-Muslim schoolteacher was denied entry into the US while traveling with students. Juhel Miah, 25, was travelling with a group of students from Llangatwg Comprehensive in South Wales, where he is said to be a well-respected mathematics teacher. The group had travelled initially to Iceland on route to New York. ...

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Top diplomat says India doesn’t need British foreign aid

LONDON: India’s top diplomat has told Britain that his country does not want to receive UK taxpayer-funded cash handouts and never asked for this financial assistance. YK Sinha, the High Commissioner to Britain, said this weekend that his country had never asked for the estimated £2billion ($2.5 billion) which Britain ...

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Protesters hit the streets again in Britain against a Trump visit


LONDON: Thousands of people have protested outside Westminster in London overnight as a House of Commons debate raged inside over the decision by the May Government to offer US President Donald Trump a state visit to the UK. Protesters are trying to get Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw her ...

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