Glasgow strike: council leader attacks unions over equal pay walkout

Glasgow strike: council leader attacks unions over equal pay walkout

The leader of Glasgow city council has accused union leaders of mounting an unnecessary strike over equal pay which has closed the city’s primary schools, nurseries and other services. Susan Aitken said the two-day strike by more than 8,000 mostly female employees would “have a devastating impact and there is no need for it”. The […]

Giant 70 inch TVs are the new normal in UK homes

Giant 70 inch TVs are the new normal in UK homes

Giant 70 inch televisions are the new normal, a John Lewis report has found, amid a growing trend for homeowners buying supersize screens for their living rooms. According to the retailer’s annual How We Shop Live and Look report, the size of households’ TV sets have grown by 50 per cent since 2010.  Over the past […]

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK's future, not her

Brexit: Theresa May says getting deal is about UK's future, not her

Image copyright PA Theresa May has insisted it is the UK’s national interest at stake over Brexit, not her own “personal fortunes”. The prime minister told the Sun that ending the deadlock in the negotiations was “not about her” but about ensuring the best possible deal for the country. She will update the Commons later […]

Tech giants double their army of UK lobbyists

Tech giants double their army of UK lobbyists

Silicon Valley’s biggest names have hired an army of lobbyists in the UK as they brace for a wave of stringent new regulation across Europe. The Daily Telegraph has analysed employee data from Facebook, Google and Amazon and discovered that ­together, they have about 50 people whose job it is to influence policy.  About half […]

UK backs Trump's nuclear treaty withdrawal, blames Russia for breakdown

UK backs Trump's nuclear treaty withdrawal, blames Russia for breakdown

Britain stands “absolutely resolute” with the United States, the UK defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said, after Donald Trump’s announcement he would pull out of a decades-old nuclear weapons pact with Russia. Williamson blamed Russia for endangering the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which was agreed by the US and the Soviet Union in 1987, […]

UK considers next steps after Saudis confirm Khashoggi death

UK considers next steps after Saudis confirm Khashoggi death

The UK Foreign Office has said it is considering its “next steps” after Saudi Arabia said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight at its consulate in Turkey. Saudi Arabia said Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, died in a “fistfight” with Saudi officials. The announcement, which […]

Scotland Yard denies losing control after death of man in brawl

Scotland Yard denies losing control after death of man in brawl

Scotland Yard has not lost control of London’s streets, a senior officer has insisted, as he announced that two people had been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man during a reported mass brawl in south London. Ian Tomlin, 46, died after a fight in the area of a block of flats in Battersea on […]

UK's May condemns Trump for praise of lawmaker who assaulted reporter

UK's May condemns Trump for praise of lawmaker who assaulted reporter

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE for praising Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteThe Guardian slams […]

Amazon creates 1000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities

Amazon creates 1000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is working on its Prime Air delivery service in Cambridge Amazon has revealed plans to create more than 1,000 jobs in the UK in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge. At least 600 “highly skilled” roles will be added in Manchester working on software, machine learning and AWS, its cloud computing […]

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Brexit: UK to consider longer transition period

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics The UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended by “a matter of months” to ensure no hard border in Northern Ireland, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said this was a new idea that had […]

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