Friday, 17 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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Travellers face Christmas rail closures due to planned work

LONDON: Rail passengers will face disruption over the Christmas period, with 200 sets of engineering works affecting up to 10% of the railways. Network Rail, which maintains the UK’s railways, said carrying out works over the festive season would have the least effect on the travelling public. London, Manchester and ...

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Kell Brook just a tune-up fight, says Amir Khan

LONDON: Amir Khan says a clash against long-time rival Kell Brook will only act as a “tune-up fight” for even bigger bouts in his future. Khan (31-4 KO19) has not fought since suffering a devastating knockout defeat to WBO light-middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May, but confirmed he is ...

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UK third quarter GDP growth revised up to 0.6%

LONDON: The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the third quarter, according to official figures, faster than previous estimates. Growth for the July-to-September period had originally been estimated at 0.5%. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggested that the business and financial sector was more active than ...

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Kendal food poisoning ‘linked to raw milk’

LONDON: A food poising outbreak in Cumbria is linked to the sale of raw milk at a farm, council officials have said. Six cases of campylobacter have so far been linked to people consuming unpasteurised milk from Low Sizergh Barn Farm in Kendal. South Lakeland Council said it had launched ...

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Busiest day of festive season expected on UK’s roads

LONDON: Motorists are warned to expect the busiest day of the festive season on UK roads as the Christmas getaway combines with the end of the working week. The AA motoring group estimates that about 12 million cars will drive at least 20 miles each as Christmas journeys and commuter ...

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UK car production roars to 17-year high

LONDON: Car production has reached its highest level since 1999, with over 1.6 million models rolling off the production line so far this year, new figures show. Almost 170,000 vehicles were built in UK factories last month, an increase of 12.8pc on November last year and the best total for 17 ...

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