UK Parliament

Facebook To Investigate Whether Russia Swayed Brexit Vote

Social media giant to probe 'coordinated activity'.<p>AFP<p>Facebook is to expand its investigation into whether Russian agents attempted to influence the …

Internet Research Agency

UK’s Labour drops candidate who linked Holocaust to Gaza ‘ghetto being shelled’

Amid ongoing concerns over the British Labour Party’s handling of anti-Semitism in its ranks, the party scrapped the candidacy of an activist who …

Anti-Semitism

HSBC, Standard Chartered under probe over Gupta ties - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

UK headquartered banks HSBC and Standard Chartered are under investigation by the Financial Conduct authority there, on whether they facilitated …

The City

Engagements

Q1.If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 17 January. [903348]<p>This morning, I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. …

Brexit

Brexit bill passes final stage in House of Commons

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The British government's Brexit bill passed to the next stage Wednesday after being voted through the House of Commons.<p>The bill, which aims to incorporate European Union law into British law to ensure a smooth transition upon the country's departure from the bloc, was approved by …

Brexit

'Just Hit Budget!' bankers at RBS restructuring unit told during crisis: memo

© Reuters. Royal Bank of Scotland signs are seen at a branch of the bank, in London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (L:RBS) staff helping …

Stock Markets

Facebook opens probe into Russian involvement in Brexit

Responding to growing pressure in Europe, Facebook is opening a new probe into Russian interference in Britain’s 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union.<p>A Facebook executive confirmed the existence of a formal investigation Wednesday in a letter to Damian Collins, a member of the British …

Internet Research Agency

Facebook to investigate Russian meddling in Brexit vote

The social network agrees to open a full and proper investigation into Russia-backed activity during the UK's 2016 EU referendum.<p>Facebook agreed on Wednesday to investigate the spread of Russian misinformation ahead of Britain's 2016 EU referendum, commonly referred to as Brexit.<p>The social network …

Facebook

Vandal-proof statue of Thatcher outside UK parliament could be rejected again

LONDON (Reuters) - A second attempt to erect a statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside parliament, just six months after a first proposal was thrown out over vandalism fears, looks set to fail after officials recommended it be rejected.<p>The life-size-and-a-half statue of …

World News

Trial of Indian-origin man, 3 others involved in terror activities begins in UK

An Indian-origin terror suspect, who allegedly agreed to help another man acquire a gun for an attack in London, went on trial along with three …

Terrorism

Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote

LONDON — Facebook said on Wednesday it was reopening and broadening an internal investigation into the possibility that Russia had used the platform to influence the British vote to leave the European Union.<p>Reports that the Kremlin had used Facebook and other social media to try to sway elections …

Business

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work

<b>A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street.</b><p>Tracey Crouch MP will take on the role and aim to "shine a light" on an issue affecting about nine million UK people.<p>The Commission on Loneliness was first set up by Ms Cox, who was killed …

Downing Street

Artwork - Photograph of Countess Markievicz

Read transcripts of debates in both Houses<p>Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology<p>Brexit research …

UK Politics

Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.<p>For President Trump, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal …

Opinion

Sexual harassment of women and girls examined by Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee launches a new inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public places.<p>Inquiry: Sexual harassment of …

Gender

Force the chewing gum industry to pay for gum clean up costs - not the taxpayer

Petition Force the chewing gum industry to pay for gum clean up costs - not the taxpayer<p>Local councils/taxpayers waste over £1million A WEEK to …

UK Politics

UK Government Publishes Response to Feedback on Trade White Paper

On January 5, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) published the UK government’s response to feedback on the DIT’s Trade White Paper on …

Brexit

Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck

UK Parliament/Flickr<p>UK Parliament/Flickr<p>In a new documentary airing on 14 January, Queen Elizabeth gives a rare interview and speaks of how the crown …

Royal Family

MP who warned gays would destroy marriage leaves wife for woman 20 years younger

A high-profile Conservative MP who warned gay couples would undermine the sanctity of marriage has left his wife for a younger woman.<p>Peter Bone, 65, …

LGBTQ

Your new consumer rights for 2018

<b>As people continue fulfilling the promise of New Year’s resolutions, this year will see change for you that expands beyond the personal.</b><p>In 2018, we …

Privacy

Brit History: Those Who Chose Not to Look Away - The Abolition of Slavery in the British Empire

<i>Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Issue #3 of the Anglotopia Magazine in 2016. Support great long-form writing about Britain by</i> …

Slavery

Wetherspoons boss call out Joe Anderson in SONG ahead of Brexit debate

This is the remarkable moment Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin called out Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson through the medium of song.<p>The two colourful …

UK Politics

British-Israeli victim triggers UK probe into funds for Palestinian terrorism

"I used to take pride in the fact that I would describe myself as a ‘British-born’ Israeli. I feel no pride about that now.”<p>Palestinian militants …

World News

Defra Ministers give evidence on NERC Act 2006

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee takes evidence on 16 January at 12.15pm

Michael Gove

Chris Williamson: Corbyn ally quits Labour frontbench as shadow fire minister

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s close allies has stood down from Labour’s frontbench after calling for a council tax hike on the most valuable homes.<p>Derby …

Brexit

Slavery:Written question - 122373

Q<p>Asked by Frank Field<p>(Birkenhead)<p>Named Day<p>'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on …

UK Politics

Toilets break in British Parliament, leave strong odor

British Parliament was left in a huge stink yesterday after its 200 toilets stopped working.<p>A burst water pipe led to a dramatic drop in water …

Brexit

Narayana Murthy son-in-law inducted into UK government

(Eds: Updating with more inputs)By Aditi KhannaLondon, Jan 10 (PTI) Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys chief Narayana Murthy, is among three new …

Brexit

7 days quiz: What extra surprise did China's leader get with his new horse?

<b>It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?</b><p>Click to see content: qotw_12_01_18<p>If you cannot see the quiz, click here.<p>If you missed last week's quiz, try it here<p><i>Picture credits: Getty Images, Reuters, Alamy, EPA, UK</i> …

Quizzes

UKA Official Website | UKA to host Women On Track Exhibition

10 January 2018<p>UK Athletics has today confirmed plans to evolve its hugely successful exhibition ‘Coach’ created for Black History Month, into a …

British Athletics