Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Child asylum seekers from Calais Jungle camp launch legal bid

PARIS: Dozens of child asylum seekers formerly from The Jungle camp in Calais have launched a legal challenge to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lawyers say 28 of them want written reasons for the determination that it was not in their “best interests” to be relocated to the UK. They are ...

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Dozens arrested after immigration raids of nail bars

LONDON: Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of ...

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UK in pictures 2016

In January, singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, died of cancer at the age of 69. Fans laid flowers in the singer’s memory at a mural in Brixton and some months later the council announced it was to be listed to ensure its long-term ...

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Brexit will send UK down global economic ranking: Study

LONDON: Britain’s exit from the European Union will send the country from fifth place to eighth in the global economic ranking in the next 15 years, a new economic analysis has found. The country’s economic prospects will be damaged by Brexit’s negative impact on the value of the pound, analysts at ...

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Britain’s local councils allowed to spy on residents

Britain’s local councils were given permission to conduct surveillance on residents living in their borough to spy on dog-walkers, those feeding pigeons or throwing garbage incorrectly. The 2,800 covert surveillance operations over five years emerged on Monday as part of a mass freedom of information request by the Liberal Democrat party. As ...

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Most British companies are optimistic about the future post-Brexit

LONDON: Nearly two-thirds of British businesses are “optimistic” about their future in the wake of the Brexit vote, a major survey has disclosed. A poll of 34,000 companies by the Institute of Directors found that 60 per cent of businesses are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the year ahead. The businesses, predominantly ...

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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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