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Leaked UK Labour Party manifesto promises renationalisation, marking a shift to the left – ABC Online

ABC Online Leaked UK Labour Party manifesto promises renationalisation, marking a shift to the leftABC OnlineBritain's main opposition Labour Party will promise to renationalise rail and mail services and take some of the energy sector into public hands in a shift to the left aimed at winning over voters before next month's election.Labour Party in […]

EU-Irish-UK relations – Irish Times

Irish Examiner EU-Irish-UK relationsIrish TimesThe Taoiseach made clear, for example, that while we, like the UK, may have favoured a quick move to parallel talks on the future EU trading relationship with the UK, such talks can only begin after the European Council as a whole decides that …EU's Barnier will 'work to avoid' Brexit […]

Hundreds of knives seized in 18 months at UK schools, figures show – The Guardian

The Guardian Hundreds of knives seized in 18 months at UK schools, figures showThe GuardianHis death brings the number of teenagers and children killed in knife incidents in the UK this year to 15. Police-recorded data for England and Wales in the whole of 2016 showed a 14% rise in knife crime. The new Met […]

UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500m – BBC News

BBC News UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500mBBC NewsA London-based virtual reality firm has raised $500m (£388m) in one of the biggest investments in an early stage European technology business. Japan's Softbank is backing Improbable in a funding round that values the business at more than $1bn. The …SoftBank injects $500m into UK tech […]

Estranged wife gets £453m in one of biggest UK divorce settlements – The Guardian

The Guardian Estranged wife gets £453m in one of biggest UK divorce settlementsThe GuardianThe former wife of an oil and gas trader has been awarded £453m in one of the largest divorce settlements ever agreed by a UK court. It confirms London's status as the favoured location to bring divorce claims against super-rich spouses. The […]

Bank of England cuts UK growth forecast – BBC News

BBC News Bank of England cuts UK growth forecastBBC NewsThe Bank of England has trimmed its UK growth forecast for 2017 this year, saying that household spending is slowing more quickly than expected. It said consumers were being squeezed between sluggish income growth and rising inflation, and that could …Business investment and global recovery will aid […]

Engie enters UK domestic energy market – Financial Times

Engie enters UK domestic energy marketFinancial TimesIt is the biggest supplier to enter the UK domestic market in the last 15 years but Wilfrid Petrie, head of Engie's UK business, said it does not want to become as large as the “big six” suppliers. “We do not want to be a 'big seven' [supplier] that's […]

UK industrial output falls in March – BBC News

BBC News UK industrial output falls in MarchBBC NewsActivity in the UK's industrial and construction sectors shrank in March, new figures show. The Office for National Statistics said industrial output fell 0.5% compared with February, when it dropped by a revised 0.8%. Falling demand for energy as a …UK manufacturing and construction sectors contractIrish TimesUK […]

Number of strokes in UK predicted to rise by 44% in next 20 years – The Guardian

The Guardian Number of strokes in UK predicted to rise by 44% in next 20 yearsThe GuardianThe number of strokes in the UK is expected to increase by almost half over the next 20 years owing to the ageing population, according to a study. Over the same period, the number of stroke survivors is predicted […]

Tim Farron makes pledge for UK to take 50000 more Syrian refugees – The Guardian

The Guardian Tim Farron makes pledge for UK to take 50000 more Syrian refugeesThe GuardianThe UK's current programme, the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme, was launched in early 2014 in order to provide a route for selected Syrian refugees to come to the UK, prioritising the elderly, the disabled and victims of sexual violence …General […]