UK clears Fox offer for Sky. A bidding war with Comcast could be next

UK clears Fox offer for Sky. A bidding war with Comcast could be next

21st Century Fox can proceed with its planned takeover bid for Sky, provided it sells the pay-TV broadcaster’s news division, the UK government announced on Tuesday. UK culture minister Matt Hancock said the deal can move forward if Sky News is sold to a suitable third party. Regulators had been concerned that ownership of Sky […]

Man, 95, arrested on suspicion of murdering carer in London

Man, 95, arrested on suspicion of murdering carer in London

A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his carer after a woman died in hospital, police have said. The Metropolitan police said they believed the 61-year-old woman’s injuries were sustained at a residential address in Islington, north London, where she was doing care work. The London ambulance service was called to the […]

Windrush citizens trapped in Jamaica criticise British officials

Windrush citizens trapped in Jamaica criticise British officials

The British high commission in Kingston has compounded the misery of Windrush victims by failing to resolve their cases for over two decades, the Labour MP David Lammy has said. The Guardian has heard testimony from a number of British citizens who said they were dealt with dismissively when they asked for help at the […]

Boys who plotted UK school shooting guilty of murder conspiracy

Boys who plotted UK school shooting guilty of murder conspiracy

Two teenage boys have been found guilty of plotting to kill pupils and teachers at their North Yorkshire school after developing an obsession with the Columbine massacre. The boys, who were 14 when their plans were uncovered last October, intended to shoot pupils and teachers “to clear out the underclass” and had begun stockpiling bomb-making […]

Brexit: UK's 'strong objections' to Galileo sat-nav exclusion

Brexit: UK's 'strong objections' to Galileo sat-nav exclusion

Image copyright ESA Image caption The Galileo system was conceived to give Europe an independent sat-nav capability The UK has lodged a “strong objection” to EU negotiators over plans to limit its participation in the Galileo satellite programme after Brexit. In a document seen by the BBC, UK officials warn EU counterparts the scheme could […]

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

UK negotiators in Brussels have warned of significant economic and security dangers for Europe should the EU not grant a special deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit. In an appeal for immediate talks on the issue, a government presentation given to Michel Barnier’s EU team on Tuesday included a mixture of implicit threats and expressions […]

Fast Europe Open: UK public sector borrowing, CBI industrial trends

Fast Europe Open: UK public sector borrowing, CBI industrial trends

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong May 22, 2018 Print this page Pension schemes backed by the UK’s top 100 listed businesses have swung into the black for the first time since the financial crash of 2007, according to new analysis.  FTSE 100 pension plans had an overall accounting surplus of £4bn by the end of […]

UK stocks log record close as US-China ease trade-war tensions

UK stocks log record close as US-China ease trade-war tensions

U.K. stocks rose sharply on Monday, scoring a record close, as traders welcomed news over the weekend that China and the U.S. reached an agreement that eases trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. That optimism also sparked a rally in the dollar, which in turn pulled the pound lower, with weakness in sterling […]

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The City of London is being used to hide the “corrupt Russian assets,” the report says The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt […]