Monday, 16 December 2019

Tag Archives: UK

British Gas raising prices by 5.5 percent

File photo dated 14/10/13 of a British Gas logo. LONDON: A 5.5%, or £60 a year, rise in energy prices for British Gas customers on default deals has been branded as “unjustified” by the government. The company, the UK’s largest energy supplier, said that 4.1 million of its customers would ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan seek charity donations over wedding gifts

LONDON: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t want wedding gifts. The couple, requested charitable donations instead. Kensington Palace announced Monday that the couple has “personally selected” seven organizations well-wishers are asked to support. The organizations, the news release said, reflect the pair’s “shared values.” “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are ...

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British athletics great Roger Bannister dies at 88

LONDON: Record-breaking British athlete Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died aged 88, his family announced on Sunday. “Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3rd March 2018, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as ...

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Thousands of British homes without water as snow thaw bursts pipes

Thousands of households across Britain suffered water supply problems after pipes burst when snow thawed and normal weather conditions returned to the country. The worst snowstorms in nearly 30 years had frozen water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed “the Beast from ...

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QCI Head of UK management Mirza Hussain flying out to Pakistan

LONDON: Mr Mirza Hussain head of UK management for Qurtaba City Islamabad at Heathrow flying out to Pakistan for site inspections and further planning of the project. Qurtaba City Islamabad offering state of the art facilities, brilliant in design and architecture and yet conceptualized on the basis of brotherhood, harmony ...

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Brexit: UK, EU will not get ‘exactly what we want, PM May says

Prime Minister Theresa May.  REUTERS/Joe Giddens/Pool LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that both London and Brussels will have to make concessions in Brexit negotiations, adding that she remained “confident” of a deal with the EU. “We both need to face the fact that this is a ...

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Snow and freezing UK weather cause travel disruptions

LONDON :The U.K. faces another week of travel disruptions as freezing weather, dubbed the “beast from the east”, is forecasted to spread further, with Scotland and eastern England expected to be hit the worst. Train services have been delayed and roads in the hardest-hit areas have been blocked, hindering the ...

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Cake to receive world premiere in London

LOLLYWOOD: One of the most anticipated Pakistani film releases of this year, Cake is set to receive its world premiere in London’s West End on Tuesday, March 13. Vue West End will lay the red carpet to welcome the stars Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Beo Raana Zafar; ...

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Toys R Us faces bankruptcy

LONDON: Toys R Us UK could go into administration as early as next week, with around 3,200 jobs under threat. Directors from the struggling toy store chain are expected to make the move on Tuesday after failing to find a buyer. The toy company has already notified the Pension Protection ...

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Sikh’s turban ripped outside UK parliament in ‘racist’ attack

LONDON: An Indian Sikh man’s turban was ripped by a white man shouting “Muslim go back” in an apparent racist attack outside the UK parliament, according to a media report. Ravneet Singh, 37, who is from Punjab, was waiting to enter the Portcullis House, part of the British Parliamentary Estate, ...

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