Category Archives: British News

Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show

Figures show the  number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to decrease over the last year. EU net migration was 87,000 in the year to the end of March 2018, returning to a level last seen in 2012, according to Office for National Statistics data. Continue reading →
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Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show

Figures show the number of EU citizens moving to the UK has continued to decrease over the last year. EU net migration was 87,000 in the year to the end of March 2018, returning to a level last seen in 2012, according to Office for National Statistics data. Continue reading →

Brexit: Theresa May will reconsider £39bn bill if there’s no deal

Theresa May has said she will reconsider paying the £39bn Brexit divorce bill if the UK is unable to reach a deal with the EU. Speaking in Parliament, she said the UK was a law-abiding nation which would honour its international commitments.

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Boris Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments

Boris Johnson is facing a possible investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct. The party has received dozens of complaints about the ex-foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women wearing burkas. The complaints will be looked at by an independent panel which could refer Mr Johnson to the party’s board, which has the power to expel him. Continue reading →

Theresa May busts out dance moves during visit to South Africa

Tuesday a three-nation visit to Africa by British Prime Minister Theresa May to strengthen relations before Britain’s exit from the European Union  quickly turned into some dance floor diplomacy. The prime minister began her visit to Cape Town, where she met with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and was greeting by a group of dancing students. Continue reading →

Call for UK citizen ID system after Brexit

A think tank says the ID registration system for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit should extend to Britons to avoid another Windrush scandal. EU citizens in the UK will have to pay £65 and join a registration scheme to stay after the UK’s transition period. Continue reading →

Living Wage fails to cover families’ basic needs, charity finds

Low-earning parents working full-time are still unable to earn enough to provide their family with a basic, no-frills lifestyle, research suggests. A single parent on the National Living Wage is £74 a week short of the minimum income needed, according to the Child Poverty Action Group.

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Two Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults

Worshippers feared “someone with a gun” was attacking one of two mosques targeted with ball bearing catapults. Wednesday, Masjid Qamarul Islam, Birmingham, came under attack at 22:00 BST on  and Al-Hijrah mosque half-a-mile away was targeted 20 minutes later.

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Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised

Soon specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced. Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an “exceptional clinical need”, Sajid Javid said. Continue reading →

NHS preparing to ‘stockpile’ drugs for no deal Brexit

The NHS in England is preparing to stockpile medicines and blood products in case of a “no deal” Brexit, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Continue reading →