Tag: UK news

Unleash the Burryman! Britain’s weirdest folk rituals

A fanatical folklorist has spent a lifetime cataloguing Britains strangest rites. He picks his five favourites, from blazing barrels and sacred pies to a May Day ceremony bigger than Christmas Doc Rowe is looking remarkably fresh for a man who has just been for a 10-hour hike around the Lancashire town of Bacup with the Britannia …

Alfie Evans dies after withdrawal of life support

Parents of boy with with rare degenerative brain disease say they are heartbroken after his death in hospital A 23-month-old boy with a rare degenerative brain disease, who was at the centre of a protracted legal battle, has died, his parents have said. Alfie Evans died at Alder Hey childrens hospital in court of appeal, supreme …

Windrush cancer patient has UK residency status confirmed

Man previously referred to as Albert Thompson receives written notice of right to remain Sylvester Marshall, the Windrush victim who was denied NHS cancer care, has been given permanent right to remain in the UK after a battle with the Home Office that has absorbed nine years of his life. Marshall who to make the UK …

Prince Louis: 14 things we learned after the royal baby was named

From a newborn camel to previous French royals, heres what we know about the of-the-moment, London bubble, remainer name 1 It isnt a hugely popular boys name in England and Wales According to the ONS data, over recent years Louis has been hovering between being the 70th and 80th most popular boys names for new babies. …

Prince Louis: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their baby son

Duke and duchess recycle family names for their third child, Louis Arthur Charles The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby son Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace said. In a statement the palace said: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The …

Eight months on, is Kenya’s plastic bag ban working?

The ban comes with the worlds stiffest fines and some businesses are struggling to find affordable alternatives, but in Nairobis shanty towns the clean-up is changing lives Waterways are clearer, the food chain is less contaminated with plastic and there are fewer flying toilets. A year after Kenya announced the worlds toughest ban on plastic bags, …

Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

EU security commissioner says new regulations may have to be brought in if tech firms fail to tackle issues voluntarily Brussels may threaten social media companies with regulation unless they move urgently to tackle fake news and Cambridge Analytica-style use of personal data before the European elections in 2019. The EU security commissioner, Julian King, said …

Downing Street rules out U-turn on customs union pledge

UK will leave single market and customs union, No 10 maintains, as MPs prepare for key debate Downing Street has insisted it will not back down on leaving the customs union, as pro-Brexit MPs signalled their resolve over the issue ahead of a key week for the future of the UKs relations with Europe. Peers voted …

Pressure grows on May and Rudd over Windrush scandal

Sayeeda Warsi says fault with hostile environment lies with policy itself not implementation Theresa May and her home secretary, Amber Rudd, have come under further pressure over the Windrush generation to get compensation, says Theresa May video She and Rudd have, however, repeatedly blamed officials for the way the implementation of a policy they insist was …
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