US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

Image copyright Getty Images The US has said it intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. It could take several months before the negotiations begin, it said. The move is part of US President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape trade policies to support his “America First” agenda. It […]

A Star Is Born outshines Venom and Johnny English at UK box office

A Star Is Born outshines Venom and Johnny English at UK box office

The winner: A Star Is Born For its opening weekend at the UK box office, Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born found itself in third place, beaten by Venom and Johnny English Strikes Again. But for the second session it’s a totally different story: A Star Is Born rises to the top, knocking Venom into […]

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Harris, 29,  said he was to be paid £10,500 by an “unknown male” and hand the stowaways over in Solihull. He admitted people-smuggling earlier this year, blaming alcohol, drug and gambling problems. Walton Hornsby, prosecuting, said a subsequent Home Office investigation revealed that the incident was not a “one-off”, claiming that he was involved in […]

MI5 believed black people posed security risk, papers reveal

MI5 believed black people posed security risk, papers reveal

Senior MI5 officials believed black people could not be trusted in high-level spying roles as they could be a security risk, according to documents uncovered by an academic. Declassified files reveal black people were actively being discriminated against in Whitehall in the 1960s because of their race. The details emerged after the academic Dan Lomas […]

'Reversal of fortunes' as rain hits east of UK in Storm Callum aftermath

'Reversal of fortunes' as rain hits east of UK in Storm Callum aftermath

More rain is expected across the UK Close More rain is expected across the UK Storm Callum faded away on Sunday after wreaking devastation across the UK during the weekend.   Rivers swelled, roads were blocked and Wales faced the worst flooding that the country has seen in decades.  Emergency services deployed sandbags and pumps in an attempt […]

Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the BBC has learned. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after […]

Police 'pressed paramedics to give inaccurate statements' after student paralysed

Police 'pressed paramedics to give inaccurate statements' after student paralysed

Two paramedics giving evidence at a disciplinary hearing of police officers involved in an incident in which a student athlete was paralysed have accused investigators of putting them under pressure to give inaccurate statements. Caroline Dilley and Paul Sim, of the East of England ambulance service, are credited with saving the life of Julian Cole […]

UK Homes Seeing Price Cuts at Near-Recession Levels

UK Homes Seeing Price Cuts at Near-Recession Levels

Sellers in the U.K. are cutting their homes’ listing prices at a frequency not seen since 2009, according to the Asking Price Index report released Friday from Home.co.uk. Last month, 16% of mainland U.K. owners with houses for sale reduced their homes’ asking prices. That high percentage “of discounting relative to the total stock for […]

Storm Callum batters Britain with galeforce winds and heavy rain

Storm Callum batters Britain with galeforce winds and heavy rain

Storm Callum has begun to batter parts of the UK with winds up to 76mph and torrential rain, leaving more than 1,000 homes without power or electricity. The Isles of Scilly recorded the most ferocious winds, as the third named storm of the season passed through south-west England, Wales and north-west England, while 60mph gales […]

Revealed: two suicide attempts every day in UK deportation centres

Revealed: two suicide attempts every day in UK deportation centres

Suicide attempts have become more frequent in British deportation detention centres, with on average about two attempts every day this summer, according to a freedom of information request response passed to the Guardian. Between April and June of this year there was a 22% rise in the number of detainees who tried to kill themselves, […]