Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Gang who forced girl, 14, into prostitution jailed for 18 years

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BIRMINGHAM: Three men have been jailed for a total of 18 years for plying a schoolgirl with drugs and forcing her to work as a prostitute. Jake Cairns, 21, Jack McNally, 21 and Brandon Sharples, 20, ruthlessly exploited the 14-year-old, who was made to pose naked for photographs published online ...

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UK economy grew by 0.6% in Q4 2017

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MANCHESTER: The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Britain’s oldest independent research institute, said on Wednesday it believes gross domestic product in the UK rose by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Britain’s monthly growth rates have lagged those of the eurozone and US so far in 2017, yet the ...

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Oil price hits three-year high

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LONDON: Drivers have been warned they face misery at petrol pumps this year after the oil price rose to a three-year high of almost $70 (£52) a barrel. In November, Opec and other big oil producers including Russia agreed to extend production curbs until the end of 2018, which combined ...

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UK bans manufacture of products containing microbeads

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  LONDON: A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads has come into force today (9 January) – a “landmark step” in the introduction of one of the world’s toughest bans on these harmful pieces of plastic. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced that manufacturers of cosmetics and ...

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Terrorist couple found guilty of plotting Christmas terror attack

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DERBY: A couple who met on a dating site were today convicted today of preparing to carry out chemical and bomb attacks in the UK. Munir Mohammed, 37, from Derby, bought items to make the lethal devices and received support and advice from Rowaida El-Hassan, a 32-year-old qualified pharmacist. She ...

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Sikh groups ban entry of Indian officials to Gurdwaras worldwide

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LONDON: After the United Kingdom and Canada, 96 gurdwaras in the United States have banned the entry of Indian officials. The decision was made and announced by the Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast and the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The Indian government authorities are deeply troubled by worldwide restrictions on ...

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Lidl announces 1000 new jobs with five new stores in UK

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BRADFORDSHIRE: German discount retailer Lidl has announced plans to open a massive new warehouse in Luton that will create up to 1,000 jobs. The group on Monday said that the new warehouse will be around a million square feet, making it double the size of any of Lidl’s warehouses in the ...

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James Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

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BELFAST: Britain’s Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire has resigned because of ill-health, his spokesman said on Monday, before a planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May. Brokenshire, who has led government efforts to restore the devolved Northern Irish executive after power sharing collapsed last year, was stepping down ahead ...

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50 million trees to be planted to create a Northern England

Government plant 50 million trees across northern England

LIVERPOOL: The UK Government has announced plans to create a forest of 50 million trees across the countryside of the North of England. The Woodland Trust said it plans to plant the trees over 25 years, in an area stretching from Liverpool in the West to Hull in the East. ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors

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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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