United Kingdom News

Purplebricks: House-buying Costs Stall Home Improvements
LONDON, August 23, 2017: One homeowner's good taste is another's instant dislike according to a new report which reveals that redecorating is the top priority for house-buyers. Read Full Story

Parents Lack Confidence to Support Their Child's Career Aspirations
LONDON, August 23, 2017 : Half of British parents worry their understanding of today's career landscape could hinder their child's future Read Full Story

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) deploys to Sierra Leone
LONDON, 21 August 2017 : The UK-PHRST is deploying to Sierra Leone to help reduce the risk of a disease outbreak following the deadly landslides in Freetown. Read Full Story

University of London cancels Pervez Musharraf's event
London [U.K.], August 22 : The University of London has stated that it would not allow All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) president Pervez Musharraf to use its venue to take part in question and answer recording session for a private Pakistani television. Read Full Story

Dates Announced for Tall Building Fire Safety Events
LONDON, August 21, 2017 : The recent fires in Grenfell Tower (London) and The Torch (Dubai) have highlighted the need for improvements with Tall Building design, construction, management, and firefighting. Read Full Story

New emergency UK aid for Sierra Leone landslide victims
LONDON, 18 August 2017 : UK steps up support to provide clean water, food and medicines to assist communities worst affected. Read Full Story

FBM delegation, Khan of Kalat meet U.S. Congressman Rohrabacher in London
London [U.K.], August 19 : A delegation of the Free Balochistan Movement along with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, met with American Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in London on Thursday and discussed American foreign policy, Islamic terrorism and Balochistan issue including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Read Full Story

LEAGOO Announces the Official Partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 2017 to 2022
LONDON, Aug. 18, 2017 : LEAGOO signs a five-year Official Partnership contract with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in London starting from 2017 to 2022. Thus, LEAGOO becomes the first and exclusive mobile phone brand that sponsors Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Read Full Story

India-UK relationship more than trade and whisky: Brit Foreign Secretary
London [UK], August 17 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson laid emphasis on the bigger picture of the India-UK bilateral ties by talking about safety, security and freedom in the Asian region. Read Full Story

Applied Artificial Intelligence: Innovative Ideas and Disruptive Decisions that Will Transform Your Business
LONDON, August 17, 2017 : On 5 - 7 February, 2018, the Process Excellence (PEX) Network will host the first ever Applied AI Summit. The event will bring together AI experts, data disruptors and C-suite delegates, bridging the gap in the market by offering real-life case studies from the biggest names in the industry. Read Full Story

Transatlantic payments initiative P20 hosts inaugural conference in London
LONDON and ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2017 : P20, the new transatlantic payments initiative, will be hosting its inaugural conference at Lancaster House, London on October 10, 2017. Read Full Story

Flashbay Partners With the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to Promote Paperless Working
LONDON, August 17, 2017 : Flashbay, industry leader in promotional technology products, is joining forces with the WILD Foundation and Kayapo Project to support the conservation efforts of the Kayapo territory. Read Full Story

Notting Hill Carnival Announces, 'Green for Grenfell'
LONDON, August 17, 2017 : Now in its 51st year, Notting Hill Carnival is an iconic London tradition, a vast two-day annual street party as British as it's Caribbean and whose sense of community and sheer exuberance cannot be subdued. Today organisers of Notting Hill Carnival announce its new initiative - GREEN FOR GRENFELL. Read Full Story

Hebeos Announces New Arrivals: the Homecoming Dresses for 2017
LONDON, Aug. 15, 2017 : August is a bittersweet time for many students, summer is ending but a new year of schooling with friends begins. For many high school and primary school students, this means homecoming, a time to not only celebrate school spirit through sports but to also indulge in a night of dancing and socializing with peers. Read Full Story

ISG Awarded Agreement to Provide Digital Services to UK Government
LONDON, Aug. 15, 2017 : Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will provide IT advisory services across Central Government under a new agreement with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an executive agency of the UK Government. Read Full Story

Big Ben to fall silent for four years
London [U.K.], August 15 :London's Big Ben bongs will go silent for the next four years from next week as major conservation work is to be carried out on the Elizabeth Tower that houses the Great Clock and its bell. It will be the longest period that the Big Ben will be silent in its 157-year history. Read Full Story

Vigilant Confirms It Will Not Appeal Richborough Mast Planning Decision
SANDWICH, England, August 14, 2017 : Vigilant, the company behind the planning application for the Richborough Mast, has taken the decision to not appeal against Dover District Council's refusal of their application for a communications mast, after careful consideration of the feedback received from the Planning Committee members during the committee meeting. Read Full Story

Send Anywhere launches a new feature Quick Link Share
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 : Send Anywhere, the global file sharing service, announced that they launched a new feature for their Android app called "Quick Link Share." Read Full Story

17 British Army instructors charged with assault on teenage recruits
London [United Kingdom], August 14 : Charged with assault on teenage recruits, 17 former British Army instructors will be appearing before a court martial next month. Read Full Story

Ditch political correctness, nail Pak Muslims for crimes they commit in UK, says ex-aid worker
London [United Kingdom], Aug.12 : A former aid worker in Afghanistan and Pakistan has said that in Pakistan there is a widespread cultural attitude that non-Muslims are inferior to Muslims, and therefore, it comes as no surprise that the latter gets the license to commit heinous crimes against the former without fear of being punished. Read Full Story

UK Govt. must act against British Pakistanis raping young white girls: Lawmaker
London [United Kingdom], Aug.11 : Child abuse is massive in the United Kingdom, and according to charities dealing specifically with children, one in four girls and one in six boys experiences some form of sexual abuse before they turn 18. Read Full Story

The Wood Window Alliance: 'British Homes are Transforming Into Centres of Homely Wellness'
LONDON, August 10, 2017 : Health and wellbeing is no longer about what we eat and drink and how often we exercise. Today, Brits are turning their backs on disposable, desire-based buying in favour of more thoughtful purchases that offer a combination of personal and planetary health and wellbeing benefits. Read Full Story

UK homeless population may double by 2041: Crisis report
London [U.K.], August 10 : A homelessness charity has warned the United Kingdom government that the rising number of homeless people may rise by more than half a million by 2041. Read Full Story

EMD UK Signs Partnership Agreement With DataHub to Receive Data for All Group Exercise Classes Across the UK
HORSHAM, England, August 9, 2017 : As the national governing body for group exercise, EMD UK is heavily invested in providing insight into the sector to help it better understand and influence participant behavioural patterns and preferences. By signing an agreement with the DataHub, EMD UK can strengthen its work in influencing an increase in group exercise participation levels. Read Full Story

Oppenheimer Establishes Healthcare Corporate Finance Franchise In Europe
LONDON, Aug. 8, 2017 : Oppenheimer Europe Ltd. ("Oppenheimer"), a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: OPY), announced today that it is establishing a Healthcare corporate finance franchise as the Firm continues to expand its investment banking capabilities in EMEA. The Firm has appointed Christian Luding as Managing Director and European Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Read Full Story

Metal Casino Offers Players a Harder Rush
LONDON, August 8, 2017 : Created by Metal fans for Metal fans, MetalCasino.com offers tickets and merch as well as great cash prizes Read Full Story

Scottish Medicines Consortium Accepts Amgen's Multiple Myeloma Treatment
CAMBRIDGE, England, August 8, 2017 : Today, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has published its advice accepting the use of KYPROLIS (carfilzomib) in combination with dexamethasone alone for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Read Full Story

UK's New Water Retail Services Offer Untapped Growth Opportunities
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 : In April 2017, 1.2 million non-household customers such as businesses, industries, or other public sector units became eligible for water retail services and up to 1.4 million commercial business customers could switch suppliers of water and wastewater services. Read Full Story

A Room With A View: Wake Up on the Doorstep of Natural Beauty With Mini, VisitEngland and Visit Wales
LONDON, August 7, 2017 : MINI partners with VisitEngland and Visit Wales to offer unique experiences in a MINI Countryman this summer Read Full Story

TV Personality Martin Roberts Launches Achieve - The UK's 1st Health, Wealth and Happiness Expo
LONDON, August 7, 2017 : TV personality Martin Roberts is launching the UK's first Achieve Expo between 14th and 15th October 2017, at The Assembly Rooms, Bath. Read Full Story

Large numbers of British couples stay together just to find home: Study
London [U.K.], August 6 : According to a new survey, close to 1.8 million U.K. adults are staying in relationships simply so that they can buy a house faster. Read Full Story

British security researcher who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims
London [U.K.], August 4 : The 23-year-old British security researcher, Marcus Hutchins, who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in another malicious software targetting bank accounts. Read Full Story

CPT: Britain's Bus Services Still Delivering for Passengers
LONDON, August 3, 2017 : The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has responded robustly to criticisms of the bus industry by the Labour Party, pointing out that bus services continue to achieve record levels of customer satisfaction with an approval rating of 87pc as measured by the independent customer watchdog Transport Focus. Read Full Story

Anti-corrosion Coatings Manufacturers Focus on Low-cost, High-performance Coatings for Asia-Pacific Market
LONDON, Aug. 3, 2017 : The infrastructure boom and rising urbanization in Asia-Pacific have made it the largest and fastest-growing regional market for anti-corrosion coatings, with 54.7 percent of the revenue shares. Read Full Story

London doctor charged with 118 sexual offences
London [U.K.], August 3 : A doctor who practised in east London has been charged with more than 100 sexual offences, including child abuse. Read Full Story

ThetaRay Expands Global Presence With Launch of London Office
LONDON, August 2, 2017 : ThetaRay, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for financial institutions and manufacturers, today announced that it has opened its first UK office in London. It will be led by Richard Biss, who comes to ThetaRay with more than twenty years of industry experience. Read Full Story

The Best From Around the World Meet at the Venture Capital World Summit on 4th October 2017 in London
CARDIFF, Wales, July 31, 2017 : The 'Oscars' of VC, with Influential Venture Capital Businesses Funds will attend a major International Business Finance Conference, where a wealth of business opportunities will be discussed and presented with representatives from International Investment Funds and reported by World Finance Media. The venue is the remarkable Landing Forty Two at the heart of the city of London. Read Full Story

UK space companies to develop international partnerships to tackle global development challenges
SWINDON, England, 31 July 2017: The UK Space Agency is working with research institutions, industry and non-profit organisations to develop strong international partnerships to help tackle economic, societal and environmental issues using satellite technology. Read Full Story

World Surf Lesson Price Index Reveals the UK is the 2nd cheapest Country in Europe for Surf Lessons
LONDON, July 31, 2017 : The Surf Lesson Price Index compiled by tech travel company Surfholidays.com has ranked UK Surf Schools as the 2nd cheapest country in Europe to have a surf lesson, and 10th overall in the world at GBP30. Read Full Story

Perforce customers honoured in the UK's leading games industry awards
WOKINGHAM, United Kingdom, July 26, 2017 : Perforce, the most widely used version control and collaboration solution in the game development industry, is delighted to announce that 20 of its customers - from start-up studios to large organisations - have been honoured by the Develop Awards, including Studio of the Year Guerrilla Games. Read Full Story

Princes William and Harry recall their final call with Princess Diana
Washington D.C. [USA], July 24 : Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken out about the regret over their last conversation with their mother Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago in a car crash in Paris. Read Full Story

UK to introduce registration for drone owners
London [UK], July 22 : : Britain is set to introduce new drone laws by making registration of unmanned aircraft mandatory to reduce the increasing problem of their misuse. Read Full Story

Prince George looks adorable in fourth birthday portrait
New Delhi , July 22 : To mark his fourth birthday, a new image of Prince George has been released by his parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge. Read Full Story

Korn guitarist Brian Welch calls Chester Bennington's suicide 'cowardly'
London [UK], July 22 : Following news of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington's reported suicide, Korn guitarist Brian Welch described the act as 'cowardly'. Read Full Story

Britain's Supreme Court gets first woman president
London [Britain], July 21 : Eminent law lord Baroness Hale of Richmond has become the first woman to head the United Kingdom's Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Cameroon 'torturing people' accused of Boko Haram: Amnesty International
London [U.K.], July 20 : Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Cameroon are being brutally tortured by security forces, London-based human rights organisation Amnesty International said in a new report published on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kate Middleton graces Garden party in red off-shoulder dress
New Delhi , July 20 : Seems like not even the Duchess of Cambridge could keep herself away from the season's biggest trend. Read Full Story

F1 to introduce controversial 'halo' cockpit head-protection system in 2018
London [UK], July 20 : The FIA has announced that Formula One cars from next year will be fitted with the 'halo' cockpit protection system. Read Full Story

Kate Middleton planning to have more babies?
New Delhi , July 18 : Kate Middleton dropped a baby bombshell upon receiving gifts at 'The Heart'. Read Full Story

No red carpet for Trump: London Mayor
New York [U.S.], July. 18 : London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated that US President Donald Trump will not be given an elaborate state visit when he comes to the United Kingdom next year for a state visit. Read Full Story

UK 'unprepared' for post-Brexit food situation, warns report
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 17 : The UK is not ready for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a report by influential academics. Read Full Story

UK to earmark GBP 2m for scientific anti-terror research
London [England] July 17 : The United Kingdom has decided to earmark GBP 2m to fund research into technology and behavioural science projects that could identify possible terrorists in crowds. Read Full Story

London: Two minors arrested in connection with acid attacks
New York [USA], July 15 : The police on Friday arrested two minors for their alleged involvement in the string of acid attacks that ripped London on Thursday in just over an hour. Read Full Story

Men carry out five acid attacks in London in 70 minutes
London [U.K.], July 14 : The London Police is investigating a string of acid attacks in the city on Thursday after two men riding a moped threw acid on individuals in five separate attacks. Read Full Story

Purple: 22,000 Sign-up to Clean Loos in Return for Free WiFi
MANCHESTER, England, July 13, 2017 : 22,000 people agreed to carry out 1,000 hours of community service in return for free WiFi. Read Full Story

Mayweather to use McGregor fight to pay off 2015 tax bill
London [UK], July 11 : American boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, has said that he cannot pay off his tax liability from 2015 until he fights MMA star Conor McGregor in August. Read Full Story

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia lawful: London High Court
London [U.K.], July 10 : : London's High Court has ruled that that arms sales carried out by Britain to Saudi Arabia are "lawful". The ruling came in a case brought up by the British group Campaign Against Arms Trade that relied in part on secret evidence. Read Full Story

London's Camden Lock Market fire under control
London [U.K.], July 10 : The fire, which broke out at the Camden Lock Market, is now under control. Read Full Story

Massive fire breaks out in London's Camden Lock Market
London [U.K.], July 10 : A major fire has broken out at a large building in Camden Lock Market. Read Full Story

U.K.: Three dead, nine injured in five-car crash in Cornwall
Cornwall [U.K.], Jul 10 : Atleast three people died and nine other were injured after five cars piled up in Cornwall. Read Full Story

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