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UK freezes assets of North Korean company based in south London – The Guardian

The UK has frozen the assets of a North Korean company based in south-east London after claims it funnelled cash to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. The Korea National Insurance Corporation (KNIC) is registered at a property in Blackheath. The EU has already imposed sanctions against the company, which it describes as “generating substantial foreign exchange […]

eBay DOWN – Users’ fury as auction not working across the UK – Express.co.uk

eBay fans hoping to grab a bargain this Sunday could be in for a shock. The popular auction site appears to be down and not working across large parts of the UK. The issues began around 9am and seem to be ongoing. Website monitoring service, Down Detector is showing thousands of outages. Users have now […]

Corbyn proposing to make St Patrick’s Day a UK bank holiday – RTE.ie

The leader of the British Labour Party is proposing to make St Patrick’s Day a bank holiday in the UK. Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint’s day of each of the home nations. He said the move would bring together England, Scotland, […]

Corbyn proposing to make St Patrick’s Day a UK bank holiday – RTE.ie

The leader of the British Labour Party is proposing to make St Patrick’s Day a bank holiday in the UK. Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint’s day of each of the home nations. He said the move would bring together England, Scotland, […]

BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets – The Guardian

When BHS crashed into administration, taking 11,000 jobs along with it a year ago, one employee described the feeling as a “terrible gut-punch”. A year on, the high street is still reeling from the body blow. More than two-thirds of the retailer’s 164 stores are still lying empty and its pensioners have been left worse […]

Cold snap will send UK temperatures tumbling – The Guardian

Don’t put away that winter coat just yet: Britain is braced for a late taste of winter, with icy showers and arctic winds expected across much of the country early next week. The cold snap is likely to bring snow and sleet in Scotland and parts of England, the Met Office warned. Forecasters have advised […]

‘Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science – The Guardian

‘Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science – The Guardian

Thousands of scientists, academics and celebrities have marched in cities across the UK to protest at the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to academia. The marches, taking place on Earth Day, were part of a global movement that has seen tens of thousands of people around the world march in support of […]

Baby gorilla born at UK zoo – Telegraph.co.uk

A baby gorilla has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The infant, which is yet to be named, was born to mother Touni and father Jock, the silverback leader of a family of Western lowland gorillas at Bristol Zoo. After her baby arrived in the early hours of Saturday, Touni has been recovering from the […]

UK generates a day’s electricity without coal – Financial Times

UK generates a day’s electricity without coal UK generates a day’s electricity without coal – Financial Times

‘Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science – The Guardian

‘Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science – The Guardian

Thousands of scientists, academics and celebrities have marched in cities across the UK to protest at the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to academia. The marches, taking place on Earth Day, were part of a global movement that has seen tens of thousands of people around the world march in support of […]

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