May seals billion-pound Northern Irish deal to stay in power

9 minutes ago

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has kept her grip on power by reaching a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, which will support her minority government in key votes.

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe

2017-06-25 22:26

The fallout from London's devastating tower block fire has continued as the government announced 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, while authorities struggle to evacuate some residents.

Car hits UK Eid crowd, not terror related police believe

2017-06-25 15:18

A car has ploughed into a group of faithful leaving Eid prayers in Newcastle, but British police don't believe the incident was terror related.

Nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

2017-06-24 08:40

A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast.

May's Brexit critics circle as UK parliament flexes muscle

2017-06-23 12:14

British prime minister Theresa May's electoral humiliation has weakened and emboldened not just opposition parties, but members of her own Conservative government.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens

2017-06-23 08:05

British Prime Minister Theresa May is promising that EU citizens will not be kicked out of Britain.

UK's May edges toward deal with DUP to keep grip on power

2017-06-22 12:13

The Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party are close to a deal to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power, senior figures on both sides signalled.

Brexit threatens Britain's summertime strawberries

2017-06-22 07:49

Brexit has brought uncertainty to millions of people and sent the pound plummeting, but the EU divorce could also hit Britain's sweet taste of summer - strawberries.

Queen outlines UK government agenda

2017-06-21 17:04

Queen Elizabeth II has outlined the government's legislative programme in a speech to Parliament after the prime minister slimmed down plans.

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

2017-06-21 09:20

Recent tragedies that have highlighted Londoners' differences have left some residents of a scarred city feeling fearful and suspicious of one another.


May closes in on deal with DUP before UK parliament votes

2017-06-26 12:30

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is resuming discussions with the Democratic Unionists as she aims to nail down an agreement with the Northern Irish party.

UK: High-rise fire concerns grow

2017-06-25 19:01

The British government is urging local officials across the country to submit samples of tower block cladding "as a matter of urgency" after tests found that all cladding samples so far have failed fire safety tests.

The UK’s new man in SA

2017-06-25 06:02

Nigel Casey’s appointment as high commissioner brings him back to a country that must maintain a strong diplomatic relationship with Britain.

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

2017-06-23 19:23

Germany's foreign minister says that British Prime Minister Theresa May's opening offer on guaranteeing EU citizens' rights after Brexit was "the minimum".

May vows EU citizens' rights in UK as full offer awaited

2017-06-23 09:17

Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard residency rights of European Union citizens currently living in the UK has met a tepid reception from EU leaders.

London inferno: Combustible material at more tower blocks

2017-06-23 07:34

Tower blocks housing thousands of people across England are being urgently tested to check if their outer coverings pose a serious fire risk following the Grenfell Tower disaster, with nearly a dozen already testing positive for combustible material.

Brexit economy hits UK ad spending

2017-06-22 10:30

Britain’s advertising market is slowing as the long road to exiting the European Union begins to wear on the economy and prompt marketers to pull back.

UK acquires flats for Grenfell Tower's residents

2017-06-22 06:13

The British government has acquired 68 newly built flats that can be used to house some of the residents displaced by the fire at Grenfell Towers.

May faces new political reality with Brexit-heavy programme

2017-06-21 11:08

Prime Minister Theresa May will make her first attempt to engage with Britain’s new political landscape as she publishes a legislative programme heavy on Brexit.

Police question 'troubled' anti-Muslim van attacker

2017-06-20 18:07

Police have questioned a man suspected of deliberately mowing down Muslims in London as the interior minister said Britain was "bruised but not broken".

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