Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tag Archives: UK

London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors


LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife. Mr Khan says the four deaths resulting from stabbings over New Year have reinforced his “determination to rid London’s streets of ...

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Ireland churches suspend handshake to curb Australian flu

Australian flu

BELFAST: A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the “sign of peace” handshake in its masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu first seen in Australia in the southern hemisphere’s 2017 winter. At least 170,000 cases were confirmed at the end of the Australian winter, more ...

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Zara and Mike Tindall expecting their second child

File photo dated 10/06/16 of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, who are expecting their second child, a spokeswoman for the couple has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 5, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Zara. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire

GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Zara and Mike Tindall have announced the happy news they are expecting a baby again. The sporting couple, who live in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, already have one daughter Mia who is about to turn four. The Queen and the Royal Family were “very pleased” to hear the news, a Buckingham ...

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UK productivity hits six-year high

UK productivity

LONDON: According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics today, hourly labour productivity in the UK has risen by 0.9 per cent in the three months to September 2017. However, financial services have shown a negative contribution, falling 0.5 per cent. The figures also showed that growth in ...

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Britain celebrates Game of Thrones with new stamps

Britain celebrates Game of Thrones with stamps

LONDON: Stars of “Game of Thrones” will appear on a new collection of stamps to celebrate Britain’s contribution to the fantasy series. Ten characters are pictured in the souvenir series unveiled on Wednesday, set against dramatic scenes from the hit US show. Highlighting the prominence of British stars among the ...

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Taxi driver wins £25m Lottery jackpot

Lotto winner

A taxi driver is celebrating after winning nearly £25 million on Lotto after matching just five numbers and the bonus ball. Amo Riselli, 50, from Gloucester, scooped £24,501,283 in the must-be-won Lotto draw last Wednesday, which meant the jackpot rolled down to those who had matched five numbers and the bonus ball. ...

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Amir Khan confirms date for return to boxing

Amir Khan boxer

LONDON: Amir Khan has not fought since being knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in May 2016, having suffered a hand injury that has kept him out of action in the meantime. The 31-year-old has not been short of media attention though thanks to a high-profile split and reconciliation with his ...

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Ryanair Applies for British air operating license


DUBLIN: Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating license in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit. Flying rights are currently governed by EU-wide deals and because it is not part of ...

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Next enjoys sales rise over Christmas


  LONDON: The high street giant said full-price sales in the 54 days to December 24 increased 1.5%, ahead of expectations. Part of the improvement, the company said, was down to much colder weather leading up to Christmas. Next saw online sales jump 13.6% in the period, helping mitigate a ...

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Our drinking culture is a national disgrace

Christmas Party

It may astound native Brits to know that most humans around the world do not get tanked up or legless on New Year’s Eve, or Thanksgiving, or Eid or Diwali or Baisakhi (the Sikh celebration) or Hanukkah, or weddings or baby-welcoming ceremonies, or indeed on any weekend night. It really ...

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