Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

2016-05-26 05:51

A Swedish court has rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider.

Fracking in Britain approved for first time since 2011

2016-05-24 13:34

A shale gas fracking project won approval in Britain for the first time since 2011 as councillors in Yorkshire gave the go-ahead to a plan slammed by greens and locals.

Chelsea Flower Show bemoans 'lost generation'

2016-05-23 17:17

Britain has a 'lost generation' with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society has warned.

Nico Marais: Uncertainty is investors biggest risk. How do you manage that?

2016-05-22 11:12

Uncertainty seems acute in global markets, and of course SA has a particular sovereign crisis. An expert discusses how we should we be thinking about this phenomenon.

Secrets of early Bard theatre dug up in London

2016-05-20 18:00

British archaeologists have raised the curtain on a 16th century theatre which staged William Shakespeare plays like Romeo and Juliet and where The Bard himself acted in "London's first theatre land".

Stay camp regains lead in Brexit debate

2016-05-18 18:59

The campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union has regained the lead with just a few weeks to go to the June 23 referendum.

Magic mushrooms may dampen depression

2016-05-17 21:01

Hallucination-inducing 'magic' mushrooms could help some people blunt the anxiety caused by chronic depression.

UK rural police fear being sitting ducks in terror attacks

2016-05-17 12:01

Rural police in Britain are warning they'd be "sitting ducks" in a terror attack because there aren't enough trained firearms officers in isolated areas.

ANC claims UK plotting to unseat Zuma

2016-05-16 22:48

Reports that Britain's Defence Ministry is making plans to keep the ANC in power are merely an attempt to distract South Africans from its real plan to unseat President Jacob Zuma, the party says.

Trump says he expects poor relationship with UK leader

2016-05-16 14:45

Donald Trump says he may have a poor relationship with British PM David Cameron in light of his criticism of Trump's call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the US.


Top UK court rules against expats

2016-05-24 21:23

Britain's Supreme Court has rejected a bid by two Britons who live abroad to vote in next month's referendum on European Union membership.

UK restaurateur guilty of manslaughter

2016-05-23 18:15

A British man has been convicted of manslaughter after a customer at his Indian restaurant died because of a peanut allergy.

Brexit may spark yearlong recession, cost jobs

2016-05-23 12:00

The UK government has issued its starkest warning yet about the dangers of a vote to leave the European Union, sparking a decline in the pound.

Plain cigarette packs become law in UK, France

2016-05-21 09:16

The days of branded cigarette packets in Britain and France are numbered, with new plain packaging laws coming into effect despite resistance from tobacco firms.

British net widens Rolls probe to Nigeria

2016-05-19 11:30

Nigeria is in the spotlight again after Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it has widened its investigation into Rolls-Royce affairs to the African country.

SABMiller profit misses estimates

2016-05-18 14:32

SABMiller has reported full-year earnings that missed analysts’ estimates as it was saddled with charges related to some African units.

Total launches huge gas plant in Britain

2016-05-17 13:00

Total has officially launched a huge new gas project in Britain's remote Shetland Islands, hailed by the UK as a "vote of confidence" in the oil and gas industry.

'Leave Hitler out of it': UK's EU vote debate turns shrill

2016-05-16 23:15

Former London mayor Boris Johnson's comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler highlights how Britain's in/out referendum campaign is growing increasingly bitter.

Security boss leaves bomb at Old Trafford

2016-05-16 22:41

The head of a security firm that left behind a fake bomb inside Old Trafford, sparking an evacuation of the stadium says he takes 'full responsibility'.

ANC scoffs at report of UK army’s ‘secret plan’ to keep it in power

2016-05-16 14:37

The ANC has scoffed at reported claims that Britain’s Defence Ministry had been secretly plotting to keep the party in power in South Africa.

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