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#United Kingdom

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

A British newspaper has apologised for a front page published 21 years ago

The Bristol Post says a 1996 headline caused lasting damage to how people view the paper.

# united-kingdom - Monday 12 February, 2018

All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby

The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'If you have to use a shock collar, you don't know how to train a dog - end of story'

There are calls for the Ireland to follow Scotland in banning the use of the canine training devices.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Top UK Brexit official expects a deal to be reached for leaving the EU 'before the end of March'

David Davis said both sides should have agreed the “substantive” terms of their permanent future relationship by March 2019.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

One year on from Stormont collapse, there's still no sign of a deal

It’s now one year since the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland collapsed after Sinn Féin walked out on government, citing a number of key issues with their partners the DUP.

# united-kingdom - Friday 22 December, 2017

Factcheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

UK deputy prime minister Damian Green resigns from cabinet after porn allegations

British Prime Minister Theresa May accepted Green’s resignation.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 17 December, 2017

UK embassy worker found dead on the side of a motorway in Lebanon

The BBC reports that Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the side of a motorway yesterday.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics

In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Surgeon pleads guilty to assault after burning his initials into the livers of two patients undergoing transplants

The surgeon used a medical instrument called an argon beam coagulator to burn his initials into their livers.

# united-kingdom - Monday 4 December, 2017

Brexit breakthrough announcement expected as UK 'concedes' on border issues

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to make a statement at Government Buildings.

# united-kingdom - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pro-Brexit politician says Ireland should be more positive and 'will have to pay' for any hard border

Kate Hoey said that Ireland needed to be more positive about Brexit.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 18 November, 2017

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

The Sun’s editorial comment came following strong words from Varadkar at a European Union summit in Sweden yesterday.

# united-kingdom - Friday 10 November, 2017

Northern Ireland 'must stay' in customs union post-Brexit to prevent hard border, says EU

An internal EU paper has said there must be no divergence of rules on either side of the border.

# united-kingdom - Monday 30 October, 2017

House of Commons speaker condemns 'disturbing' allegations of culture of sexual harassment at Westminster

Theresa May has ordered an investigation into the behaviour of one minister.

# united-kingdom - Monday 23 October, 2017

Woman charged with murder of 18-month-old who fell from sixth-floor flat window in Bradford

Police were called to the Newcastle House block of flats at 5.10pm on Saturday evening.

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation UK

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 12 October, 2017

EU chief negotiator: Brexit talks at 'disturbing' deadlock

After a fifth round of talks Barnier said he “cannot recommend” to move on from divorce issues.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'There is so much anger and so much deep upset': Public inquiry opens into Grenfell Tower blaze

80 people died after the causes and spread of the fire which ripped through the west London tower block in June.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Britain warned off using Ireland as 'test case' for how Brexit will work with the EU

The Irish government says it “welcomes and supports” the EU’s position.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'Explosion' at busy London train station turns out to be an e-cigarette

British Transport Police said in a statement that officers responded to Euston station in north London after receiving reports of an explosion there.

# united-kingdom - Monday 21 August, 2017

Big Ben goes silent today for four years, and UK politicians aren't happy

The famous clock’s bells are set to stop ringing at midday over safety concerns.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Labour shadow minister resigns over British Pakistani rape article

The article was written following the conviction of 17 men in Newcastle who forced young girls to have sex.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Warning that no deal on Brexit would have “widespread, damaging and pervasive” effect

A new report warned against the dangers of a “chaotic Brexit”.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Prince Harry says he 'wanted out' of the royal family

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said being in the army was the best escape he’s ever had.

Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Theresa May's longtime rival Michael Gove given cabinet position

Aside from Gove’s appointment, there have been few surprises in the embattled May’s reshuffle.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Two of Theresa May's top advisers resign following disastrous election result

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill announced they were stepping down this afternoon.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Tiger that killed a zookeeper in the UK won't be put down

Rosa King died last Monday after she entered a tiger enclosure.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Tributes paid on the death of 'secret peacemaker' Brendan Duddy

The Derry businessman had been an important link between IRA forces and the British government for over 20 years.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Former London mayor suspended from Labour Party for another year over Hitler comments UK

Former London mayor suspended from Labour Party for another year over Hitler comments

Ken Livingstone had been suspended from the party last April for “bringing the party into disrepute.”

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Tomorrow's UK newspapers may spoil the Scottish independence party

New polls show that Scots aren’t yet sold on independence.

# united-kingdom - Monday 6 March, 2017

Police pull over pensioner driving mobility scooter on busy UK motorway

The 92-year-old man was taken home by police.

# united-kingdom - Friday 27 January, 2017

English football fan jailed for 10 years for pushing man onto electrified tube tracks Caught On Video This post contains videos

English football fan jailed for 10 years for pushing man onto electrified tube tracks

The incident happened at Bond Street station in London.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'The clock is ticking' for Scotland to call a second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says that Scotland is now in “uncharted waters”.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

The British and German media reacted very differently to May's speech

From ‘The Iron Lady’ to ‘Little Britain’ – vested interests mean the assessment of her speech has been varied to say the least.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Scotland first minister 'not bluffing' about second independence referendum

Sturgeon said a second referendum could be on the cards if Scotland is “driven off a hard Brexit cliff”.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Police find three bodies near Cliffs of Dover

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered during the search for a missing man, also found dead.

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