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#United Kingdom

# 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.

# united-kingdom - 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.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Investigation opened after UK nuclear submarine hits merchant vessel

There was no damage to the nuclear plant, said the defence ministry.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence to lead his party

His own MPs voted by a margin of 40 to 172 against him.

# united-kingdom - Friday 24 June, 2016

# united-kingdom - Thursday 23 June, 2016

AS IT HAPPENED: The United Kingdom votes on whether or not to leave the EU

Will they stay or will they go?

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

# united-kingdom - Friday 6 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Enda Kenny elected Taoiseach, Dave Mahon found guilty of manslaughter and elections in the UK…

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Police in UK arrest suspect over murder of schoolboy 22 years ago

This follows an appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch programme late last year.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Woman prevented from having 'Skywalker' on passport makes official complaint

Laura Matthews originally changed her name to Skywalker for “a bit of a laugh”.

Group of 10 jailed for more than 125 years for sexual offences against girls

The 10 men were convicted of child abuse offences in February.

# united-kingdom - Friday 25 March, 2016

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds UK

Teachers aware of students as young as 11 sexting, new study finds

The report in the UK found that more than half of teachers were aware of students sending sexually explicit messages.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Remains found in forest confirmed to be those of Britain’s oldest DJ

DJ Derek has been missing since last July.

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks Fighting Obesity This post contains a poll

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks

There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Police officer sentenced for voyeurism

Police Constable Irshad Kamal remains under suspension.

# united-kingdom - Monday 18 January, 2016

Trump branded 'an idiot, a dangerous fool, and a wazzock' by British MPs

The Westminster debate was triggered by a public petition which has attracted more than 575,000 signatures from people who want the Republican presidential hopeful kept out.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Boy (16) in critical condition after being stabbed by assailants on mopeds

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods

“We’re big chaps, a lot of us. If people see us they’re liable to go away.”

# united-kingdom - Monday 28 December, 2015

Murder investigation launched after woman shot at nursing home

The incident took place at a care home in the United Kingdom.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 19 December, 2015

CCTV video shows pensioner's bank card stolen while distracted at ATM

Thousands was taken from his account within hours.

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