Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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17% of mothers still lend money to their adult children

One in six (17%) mothers with adult children say they lend them money, compared with around one in 10 (9%) fathers, Nationwide Building Society found. And 16% of mothers with adult children still cook and bake for them, compared with 2% of fathers. Some 15% of mothers still wash or ...

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ECB chairman slams Imran Khan

LONDON: England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has slammed former Pakistan captain Imran Khan for “disrespecting” leading cricket stars Darren Sammy and Dawid Malan, who recently visited Lahore for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. In an exclusive interview with Pakistani tv in London, Graves ...

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British spy agency GCHQ denies ‘ridiculous’ Trump wiretap claims

LONDON: The United Kingdom’s intelligence agency has strongly denied White House allegations it spied on US President Donald Trump on behalf of former President Barack Obama during the 2016 election. GCHQ, in a highly unusual public statement, said the claims repeated by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, were “utterly ...

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Now is not the time, PM May tells Scotland on independence vote

LONDON/EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government “now is not the time” for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks. Her comments raised tensions with Scotland, where nationalists have called for a new ...

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Teenage Girls Skip School Because They Can’t Afford Tampons

LONDON: A charity has found that UK teens are having to skip school because they’re ‘too poor’ to buy tampons and pads – find out how you can help. Can you imagine having to wrap a sock around your underwear during your period because you can’t afford sanitary protection such ...

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Conservative Party Fined And Referred To Police Over Election Expenses

LONDON: The Conservative party has been fined £70,000 after the Electoral Commission found “significant” errors in the accuracy of the party’s spending returns for the 2015 general election. The party’s then-treasurer has now been referred to the Metropolitan police to investigate whether any criminal offence was committed by the party ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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British House of Lords passes landmark Brexit Bill

LONDON: British Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by ...

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