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# uk - Today’s News

Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges

The bomb has since been disposed of and the bridges reopened.

# uk - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

British triple killer and rapist jailed for whole-life term loses appeal against 'inhuman' sentence

Arthur Hutchinson killed three people and repeatedly raped a woman.

'Brexit means Brexit': We've now got an idea of what that actually means

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to make a major speech today about Britain’s future.

# uk - Sunday 15 January, 2017

After months of non-answers, it's looking like we really are heading for a 'hard' Brexit

A number of UK newspapers this morning report that Theresa May will be calling for a hard Brexit in a landmark speech this Tuesday.

# uk - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights

Passengers have been advised to contact their airlines.

# uk - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Israel apologises over threats to 'take down' UK minister

Ambassador Mark Regev apologised to the British government following the release of footage captured by Al Jazeera.

At least four dead as truck crashes into Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

Meanwhile, the Israeli embassy in London apologised after one of its staff threatened to “take down” a British government minister.

# uk - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

British ambassador to EU criticises 'muddled thinking' in Brexit negotiations following resignation

Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly announced his resignation yesterday.

# uk - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK Cbd

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Companies wishing to sell CBD can apply for a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

# uk - Friday 30 December, 2016

Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize

It didn’t happen for Bob though.

17 people hospitalised after coach overturned in heavy fog in the UK

A woman died and several other people were injured in crashes on the A40 in Oxfordshire on Wednesday.

# uk - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Father charged with murdering six-month-old daughter on Christmas Day

The baby girl, Aya Parker, died at Britton Gardens in Kingswood.

# uk - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Woman killed and several injured in 20 car pile-up in the UK

Around 10-15 people were treated at the scene.

# uk - Monday 26 December, 2016

A copy of this painting from the House of Commons now hangs in Leinster House

It was painted in 1914 when the Home Rule Act became law.

# uk - Sunday 25 December, 2016

A massive Christmas morning brawl between 100 people had to be broken up by helicopter

So far, four people have been arrested.

# uk - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'One of the most horrible experiences of my life': An Irish woman on travelling for an abortion

One reader tells us her story about having to travel to the UK for an abortion after her baby was diagnosed with a debilitating illness.

# uk - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Theresa May is coming to Ireland next month

Enda Kenny is expected to hold a meeting about Brexit with the UK Prime Minister in Dublin.

UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training

Marie Stopes International had to restrict some of its services in October this year due to the concerns.

# uk - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Irish homecomings back on track as UK baggage handlers call off Christmas strike

Other strikes at British Airways are still scheduled for Christmas Day – but the airline has promised a full flying schedule.

# uk - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Meet the Syrian refugee who travelled for 55 days to get from Aleppo to a new life in the UK

Ahmad Al-Rashid crossed through Syria, Turkey, Greece, France, and Germany before finally reaching his goal.

We asked every TD if they want a vote on a united Ireland, here's what they said

Some think the time is right, economically and politically – particularly after the Brexit vote. Others aren’t sure, saying it would only serve to heighten sectarian tensions.

# uk - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

University ranking tables are flawed and should not be taken so seriously - report

A new report states that education of students should be focused on in the rankings.

# uk - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.

# uk - Monday 12 December, 2016

Warnings that any Brexit carnage on UK economy could be 'magnified' in Ireland

The UK’s House of Lords wants to protect the “unique nature” of the relationship between the two nations.

# uk - Sunday 11 December, 2016

'It's about time they got their fingers out' - England's former industrial towns anxious to leave EU

Former industrial towns in the north of England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit.

# uk - Friday 9 December, 2016

British lawyer to mount Brexit challenge in Irish High Court

He’s trying to raise €83,000 online to do it.

# uk - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Theresa May has scored a symbolic win in her plan for a speedy Brexit

But her government may have to show its negotiating hand.

Fears for Christmas gifts as Parcel Motel customers experience 'serious delays'

Hundreds of customers are contacting the company trying to get information on their deliveries.

Pfizer gets record fine for 2600% price increase on epilepsy drug

Pfizer raised prices to a level that were said to be “excessive and unfair”.

# uk - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

UKIP wants the Irish government to help pay for a motorway in Wales with EU funds

Assemblyman David Rowlands told TheJournal.ie: “I’m glad they all realise the irony” in a Ukip member seeking EU funds to upgrade the motorway.

# uk - Monday 28 November, 2016

A fresh inquest into the 1974 Birmingham bombings will kick off today

A preliminary hearing will be held amid a dispute between relatives and the Government over legal fees.

# uk - Monday 21 November, 2016

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country FDI

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

# uk - Friday 18 November, 2016

What are the implications of freezing your body after you die?

A landmark case in the UK – thought to be the first of its kind – has thrown up a lot of questions.

Girl who died of cancer won the right to have her body frozen

“I am only 14-years-old and I don’t want to die but I know I am going to die,” she had written to the judge.

# uk - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Boris Johnson's 'Prosecco' warning hasn't gone down too well in Europe

Italy responded by saying Britain risks losing out on fish and chips exports to 27 countries.

# uk - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

UK Government "doesn't recognise" leaked memo about lack of Brexit plan

The memo suggested that the British Government had “no plan” for Brexit

# uk - Monday 14 November, 2016

'Killer' ladybirds are breeding in Northern Ireland

The invasive Harlequin ladybird was first reported in the south of Ireland in 2010.

# uk - Thursday 10 November, 2016

A couple are live-tweeting their trip to the UK for an abortion due to a fatal foetal abnormality

They say that their child has been diagnosed with Edwards syndrome, which could mean their child will only live for minutes or hours.

# uk - Monday 7 November, 2016

Two prisoners escape from London prison

It’s understood that the two men left mannequins in their beds.

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