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UK car sales dive 44% in virus downturn

2020-04-06 16:00

New car sales in Britain dived 44 % in March as the country's lockdown triggered by the coronavirus outbreak shut show rooms, industry data showed.

UK defends virus plan as 'wartime' measures loom

2020-03-15 15:04

Britain on Sunday said its criticised plan to deal with coronavirus was designed to "protect life" in a "sustainable" manner as it prepared to unveil "wartime-style" measures to tackle the outbreak.

Property giant Intu shares jump as it confirms 'discussions' over cash call

2020-02-10 21:59

Embattled UK mall property owner Intu has been struggling with a mountain of debt, but on Monday confirmed that it is in talks with potential investors to get cash to address its number one priority - fixing its balance sheet.

Don't mention the word! But Boris insists there's no 'Brexit' ban

2020-02-03 15:43

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday insisted that "Brexit" was not banned, despite not mentioning the word in a speech setting out Britain's negotiating position with Brussels for trade talks.

Brexit countdown: British MPs scrutinise key divorce deal

2020-01-07 22:08

Britain moves a step closer to a historic departure from the European Union on Tuesday, after more than three years of bitter division and political drama.

Northern Ireland revives power-sharing talks after UK vote

2019-12-16 09:44

Northern Ireland's faltering efforts to resurrect its collapsed government resume Monday following a general election in Britain that might give rival parties a new incentive to agree.

The numbers that matter ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday

2019-12-09 12:35

Voters head to the polls across Britain on Thursday for the third general election in four and-a-half years. Here are some of the key numbers:

Owner of Steers and Wimpy takes profit hit

2019-10-28 11:29

Famous Brands does not expect the economy to improve in the current period.

WATCH | New high-tech Nissan Juke goes into production

2019-10-11 11:08

Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom, following a R1.8-billion investment.

WATCH | UK travel giant Thomas Cook collapses, stranding thousands of tourists

2019-09-23 07:02

British travel group Thomas Cook has declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. WATCH NOW


Coronavirus puts brakes on Jaguar Land Rover UK plant

2020-03-20 14:27

Jaguar Land Rover have become the latest manufacturer to temporarily shut down its facility in the United Kingdom in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rollercoaster for Intu as Link pulls out of recapitalisation talks

2020-02-11 18:42

JSE-listed British real estate investment trust Intu Properties saw it’s share price fall by as much as 35% on Tuesday afternoon, after Link Real Estate pulled out of discussions on the Intu's recapitalisation.

China spends $4.5bn as Wuhan coronavirus cases set to peak

2020-02-09 15:59

Scientists modeling the virus in Wuhan predict that infections may peak later this month. The illness has killed 813 people, making it deadlier than the SARS outbreak almost two decades ago. Reported cases in China have climbed to 37,198.

Downing Street's 'divorce': UK finally set to leave EU

2020-01-31 12:16

After years of division and protests, the UK will become the first country to leave the EU, ending a 47-year membership.

Britain's new parliament votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

2019-12-20 10:58

Britain's freshly-elected parliament prepared on Friday to move past years of partisan wrangling and initially approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with the EU.

I called his bluff: London attack hero says he was ready to die to save lives

2019-12-12 19:46

A reformed prisoner who fought London Bridge assailant Usman Khan with a fire extinguisher said Thursday he was ready to die because he believed the attacker wore a live suicide belt.

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for racist 'burka' comments

2019-11-29 14:26

As Conservatives face allegations of Islamophobia, prime minister says remark from 2018 should be read in context.

Johnson urges MPs to end exhausting exit process

2019-10-18 20:37

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is talking to MPs as he tries to build a majority in Parliament for the Brexit agreement he reached with the European Union on Thursday.

Serjeant at the Bar: Court ruling against Boris Johnson shows populism erodes democracy in the long run

2019-10-03 10:37

The turn to the kind of rampant populist politics of Boris Johnson has caused the outbreak of lawfare in the world's oldest parliamentary democracy. These are the implications for South Africa, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

UK and EU to step up Brexit talks as Parliament showdown looms

2019-09-01 13:24

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit team will meet with European Union officials at least twice a week in September as he seeks to break the current impasse and ward off a rebellion in his own party against a no-deal divorce.

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