Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tag Archives: UK

UK-India step up drive against illegal medicines

LONDON: After large quantities of unlicenced medicines sourced from India were recentlyseized in the United Kingdom, authorities of the two countries have enhanced intelligence-sharing and are focusing on regions suspected of sending such consignments to the Britain and Europe. India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) recently seized 350,000 tablets of ...

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UK Home Secretary to propose limitless access for EU migrants

  LONDON-Sputnik: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to address the cabinet with a proposal to allow migrants from the European Union to enter the United Kingdom without any limits for 30 months if the sides to the Brexit talks fail to reach an agreement, media reported on Monday. ...

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BMW moves UK plant shutdown to just after Brexit

LONDON: German carmaker BMW said it will move the annual maintenance shutdown period for its British Mini plant to just after Britain is due to leave the European Union in April, in case there is no Brexit deal. Carmakers generally close their factories over the summer for a few weeks ...

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UK launches first safe house for child slaves amid security fears

LONDON: A charity announced Britain’s first safe house for trafficked children, aiming to tackle the high number of victims who go missing while in the care of authorities, who campaigners say lack a clear strategy to tackle the crime. As many as two-thirds of all trafficked children rescued and placed in ...

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UK public pension group to oppose Ryanair at AGM

LONDON: Ryanair faced growing criticism from unions and investors on Friday about how it has handled an industrial relations revolt ahead of its annual shareholder meeting next week when its veteran chairman’s position will be challenged. Britain’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) recommended members vote against Ryanair’s financial report ...

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Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terror chief wins award in UK

MANCHESTER: Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief has won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who is the Metropolitan Police’s National Lead for Counter Terrorism and the Head of the Met Police’s Specialist ...

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A 4-day work week in the UK: Would it work?

LONDON: Increasing numbers of workplaces around the world are embracing technology, and a greater array of tasks is being automated. In the eyes of one major British labuor organisation, that need not be a threat to workers, but may instead offer an opportunity: less time working.“I believe that in this ...

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Zayn Malik selling UK pad to move to NY City

LONDON: Zayn Malik has listed his mansion in the UK for £3.5 million as he is reportedly planning to move to New York permanently to be near to girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Zayn Malik is selling his home in Hertfordshire, England, to move closer to Gigi Hadid in New York. The ...

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British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

LONDON: British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. The almost two week long hack did not involve travel or passport details, the airline said, adding that it ...

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