Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: UK

British Government Departments Reveal Gender Pay Gap

The UK transport department reported a 22.6 per cent median gender pay gap on Monday, as more than a dozen government departments published the average difference between what they pay male and female employees. Twenty government departments disclosed their gender pay gaps on Monday, with all but three revealing that, ...

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Shots fired at US Air Force base in UK after car rams gate

SUFFOLK: A US Air Force base was placed on lockdown after an unauthorised man drove through the checkpoint and was shot at as he sped towards a military plane, police said. The 44-year-old British man failed to follow security directions at the entrance to RAF Mildenhall, near Bury St Edmunds, ...

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British Indian bank employee jailed for money-laundering

LONDON: An British-Indian employee of Barclays Bank who acted as a “personal bank manager” to two money launderers has been jailed for six years and four months for his role in a conspiracy to launder more than £2.5 million that had been stolen using malware. Cyber crime officials said London-based Jinal ...

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Inside the Royal Family’s Very Meghan Christmas

There was a general sense of astonishment among seasoned royal journalists when an announcement was made this week that Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle had been invited to spend Christmas Day at Sandringham with the queen. It wasn’t so much the content of the briefing – “You can expect to ...

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EU agrees to start phase two of Brexit talks

PARIS: The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed. On the second day of a Brussels summit, EU ...

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Westminster rape trial: victim fed story to press

LONDON: A woman who claims she was raped by a Tory aide approached the press the next day ‘to ensure a sympathetic write-up’, a court heard. Samuel Armstrong, 24, is accused of raping the woman in the early hours of October 14 last year. At Southwark Crown Court today, jurors ...

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York is the Third UK City to Refuse Uber Licence

LONDON and Sheffield have both been in the news because regulators have ended up denying Uber the chance o renew its operating licence for a variety of reasons. London did it over concerns about the way the ride-hailing service operated, and Sheffield thanks to what’s being described as an “administration ...

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European shopping centre giant snaps up Westfield

Shopping centre giant Westfield is to be sold to a European rival, just days after two other major industry players struck a takeover deal. Unibail-Rodamco, a French property investor which owns Paris’s iconic underground shopping mall Carrousel du Louvre, has entered into an agreement to buy Westfield for $24.7bn (£18.5bn). ...

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UK-Qatar signs $8bn Typhoon fighter jet deal

DOHA/LONDON: Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry. The deal between the two countries was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart, Gavin Williamson. It ...

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84% of grooming gang members Asian, Think tank say

LONDON: The vast majority of men convicted of child grooming gang offences in Britain are Asian, according to think tank Quilliam. The new research found differences in the ways in which pedophiles from different ethnic backgrounds operate. Quilliam’s report claims that the “regressive left” denies the problem exists “and threatens ...

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