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Prince Harry 'very happy' as Prince William, Kate announce pregnancy
London [UK], Sep 05 : Hailing the fantastic announcement from Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Harry said that he is very happy for the royal couple. Read Full Story

Cunard Announces Voyages for Main Programme 2019
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 4, 2017 : From Alaska to the Northern Lights to the worlds only regular transatlantic service - Cunard continues to offer guests more exceptional experiences and iconic destinations in unparalleled style Read Full Story

Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting third child
New Delhi , September 4 : The royals are all set to welcome new a member in their family. Read Full Story

Mayor of London Launches New Vision for Tourism and London's Autumn Season
LONDON, September 1, 2017: The Mayor of London and London and Partners, which runs visitlondon.com, today launched a bold new vision to bolster the capital's status as a world-class tourist destination. Read Full Story

UK cracks down on modern slavery in Nigeria
LONDON, 2 Sept 2017 : International Development Secretary calls for a world free from abhorrent trade of modern slavery during visit to Lagos. Read Full Story

Against Odds, FitSprint CEO Raises Seed Funding for Forward Thinking UK Startup
LONDON, August 31, 2017 : Raising high the banner of support for women in business, FitSprint CEO and sole founder, Maria Ferrer Iori has received seed funding to revolutionise how fitness instructors grow their businesses. Read Full Story

Evoke People Development up for Best Learning and Development Supplier Award
FRODSHAM, England, August 29, 2017 : Evoke People Development are excited to have been shortlisted for Best HR/L and D Supplier by CIPD People Management Awards. The winner will be announced at a banquet in London in late September. Read Full Story

World Sindhi Congress stages protest against Musharraf outside U.K. PM's residence
London [U.K.], August 29 : The chairman of the World Sindhi Congress (WSJ), Dr. Lakhu Luhana, staged a protest outside the United Kingdom Prime Minister's residence on Sunday against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's alleged involvement in the genocide of the Baloch and Sindhi people. Read Full Story

The Disruptive Tech Set to Revolutionize How We Pay for Things
LONDON, August 28, 2017 : The world has had enough of paper money. Now that consumers are done with physical wallets, the multi-billion-dollar mobile pay app market is minting new digital barons at breakneck speed. Read Full Story

233 people affected after Chemical leak in Britain's southern coast
London[Britain], August 28 : As many as 233 people are undergoing medical treatment after a suspected chemical leak near a beach in Sussex in southern England. Read Full Story

Boxer Amir Khan's estranged wife announces 'pregnancy'
New Delhi , Aug 27 : British boxer Amir Khan's estranged wife, Faryal Makhdoom, announced that she is pregnant with her second child, weeks after a dramatic split with her husband. Read Full Story

Second arrest over Buckingham Palace sword attack
London [UK], Aug 27 : A second man has been arrested following a suspected terror attack outside the Buckingham Palace on Friday. Read Full Story

SportPesa UK Debuts New Casino Site
LIVERPOOL, England, Aug. 26, 2017 : SportPesa has announced the launch of its newly designed online casino website. The casino aims to offer players a comprehensive online gaming experience across a variety of different games from a safe, secure and convenient location. Read Full Story

Buckingham Palace attacker wielding 4ft sword 'deliberately' drove at police shouting 'Allahu Akbar'
London [UK], Aug 26 : The Buckingham Palace attacker deliberately drove at a police van and repeatedly yelled 'Allahu Akbar' while reaching for a 4ft sword, the Metropolitan Police said on Saturday. Read Full Story

IBC2017 Hosts Charity Football Match in Aid of Local Charities
London, United Kingdom, Aug 26: As part of IBC's 50th anniversary celebrations, the organisation will host a charity football match on Saturday 16 September 2017 in aid of the Friendship Sports Centre and the Edwin van der Sar Foundation, two Amsterdam-based charities that provide support and rehabilitation through sporting activities for disadvantaged and disabled children and adults. Read Full Story

Buckingham Palace on lockdown after man attacked police
London [UK], August 26 : Buckingham Palace was locked down on Friday night after a man attacked police officials with a knife in which two police officers were injured, said police. Read Full Story

Mobile Players Leverage Smart Home Integration to Underpin their Long-Term Strategy
LONDON, Aug. 25, 2017 : The smart home is battleground for a range of established players and new entrants each seeking to gain a major foothold in the emerging market. In a bid to leverage their global user bases, mobile device and OS vendors are increasingly integrating their offerings into smart home platforms and controllers. Read Full Story

RAM's Mobile Tracking Solution Helps Coniq Manage its Asset Base
ORPINGTON, England, August 24, 2017 : Coniq, a specialist in customer engagement for shopping centres, retail businesses and within the hospitality sector, has selected Real Asset Management's (RAM) mobile asset tracking solution to establish enhanced control over its equipment whilst improving the management of all of the company's assets. Read Full Story

London Police to conduct face recognition technology trial
London [Britain] August 25 : London police will be conducting biggest ever trial in Britain of facial recognition technology at a famous street festival. Read Full Story

Young Travellers Put Off Wanting to Come to UK, Says Education Organisation BETA
LONDON, August 24, 2017 : The UK is falling out of favour as a must visit English speaking destination for young travellers wanting to study, tour and work, a wide-ranging new report has warned. Read Full Story

Parents Hope for University but Teenagers are More Focused on Earning, IMI Research Reveals
LONDON, August 24, 2017 : New research commissioned by Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) reveals disparity between parents and teenagers' ambitions and a lack of quality careers advice. Read Full Story

Discount shop in east London catches fire
London [UK], Aug 24 : A discount shop in east London caught fire and almost 100 firefighters and officers were pressed to douse it. Read Full Story

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

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