Category Archives: British News

Royal Mail staff set date for strike over pay and pensions

Royal Mail workers plan to strike for 48 hours from 19 October in a dispute over pensions, pay and jobs. The Communication Workers Union said it had told the Royal Mail Group that 111,000 postal workers will walk out at midday. The industrial action follows the 89.1% vote in favour of a strike announced by the union on Thursday. Continue reading →

Wimbledon station commuters flee train in ‘Bible’ panic

Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming “panicked” in the carriage. It happened outside Wimbledon station in south-west London at 08:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible. Continue reading →

Britain Considers Joining NAFTA?

Should the UK not be able to workout or secure a new post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, it may consider joining the very trade pact that some in the United States are seeking their country’s own exit, or “Amexit” from — the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This news come from unnamed ministers in the British government, as reported by Britain’s Telegraphnewspaper on October 10, 2017. Continue reading →

Uk – Unemployment rate falls to 4.3% as wages stagnate

UK unemployment fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3% from 4.4% in the previous quarter. The rate remains at its lowest since 1975, but a squeeze on real incomes continues, according to the Office for National Statistics figures. Continue reading →

Priti Patel announces reduced UK aid to Nigeria

Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister. The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next fours years is a 50% drop from the £100m it spent in the past 12 months. Continue reading →

Brexit: UK seeks ‘close co-operation’ on legal disputes deal

The UK is calling for “close co-operation” with the EU to resolve cross-border legal disputes after Brexit. An agreement will be needed on how divorces, commercial disputes and consumer claims that span multiple countries are handled. Currently EU regulations specify how the appropriate court is chosen. Continue reading →

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Wales needs a UK government on its side, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said during a summer campaign tour of marginal seats. He promised investment in jobs and industry at a rally in Bangor, after meeting community groups in Llandudno. Continue reading →

‘Dangerous’ drug found at V Festival in Staffordshire

A potentially dangerous drug has been found at V Festival. Police said the drug tested at Weston Park, Staffordshire, contained “really serious chemicals that would have a severe adverse effect”. The chemicals, pentylone and N-ethylpentylone, had been found recently at other music festivals and had made people ill, they said. Continue reading →

NHS ‘rationing leaves patients in pain’

According to doctors vital NHS operations and treatments are being increasingly rationed in England, leaving patients in pain. That’s government controlled medical care folks. The treatments affected include hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery to help restore sight as well as drugs for conditions such as arthritis.

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PM May fights to stay in power as Brexit looms

Britain is likely to enter arduous talks on its exit from the European Union without a deal to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power as negotiations with a Northern Irish “kingmaker” party grind into a second week. Continue reading →