Brexit: UK could be ‘associate’ of EU nuclear body – BBC News

Brexit: UK could be ‘associate’ of EU nuclear body – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hinkley Point in Somerset is to be the site of a new nuclear power station The UK could have an “association agreement” with the EU to replace its membership of Europe’s nuclear agency, Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested. Mr Davis told the BBC an “arbitration arrangement” would have […]

Brexit: The UK’s key repeal bill facing challenges – BBC News

Brexit: The UK’s key repeal bill facing challenges – BBC News

Media captionDavid Davis defends ‘repeal bill’ plans The Scottish and Welsh governments have threatened to block the key Brexit bill which will convert all existing EU laws into UK law. The repeal bill, published earlier, is also facing opposition from Labour and other parties in the Commons. Ministers are “optimistic” about getting it through and […]

Charlie Gard: Parents Storm Out as UK Court Hears Sick Baby’s Case – NBCNews.com

Charlie Gard: Parents Storm Out as UK Court Hears Sick Baby’s Case – NBCNews.com

LONDON — The parents of a extremely sick baby stormed out of court during a hearing Thursday to decide whether their son can receive experimental treatment they believe could save his life. The plight of Charlie Gard has garnered worldwide attention and been highlighted by President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. Parents Chris Gard and […]

Weak pound sees surge in tourists visiting UK – BBC News

Weak pound sees surge in tourists visiting UK – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The delights of Wales proved a particular attraction to visitors The weakness of sterling was behind a surge in the number of tourists visiting the UK in the first three months of 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of holidaymakers coming to the UK […]

Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation – The Verge

Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation – The Verge

The owner of British luxury phone maker Vertu has failed to rescue the company from bankruptcy after offering to pay creditors just £1.9 million ($2.4 million) of the firm’s £128 million debt. The result of this — according to reports from The Financial Times and The Telegraph — is that Vertu’s UK manufacturing operation will […]

Health the biggest risk to UK finances – BBC News

Health the biggest risk to UK finances – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Health is “by far” the biggest risk to the country’s spending plans The UK’s fiscal watchdog has said health costs are the biggest risk to the government’s spending plans. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) says the UK faces the challenge of an ageing population and the high cost […]

Brexit: Repeal bill published by the government – BBC News

Brexit: Repeal bill published by the government – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty MPs must “work together” on Brexit, the minister in charge of the UK’s EU exit has said, as he published a bill to convert EU law into British law. The legislation, known as the repeal bill, will ensure the same rules apply in the UK after Brexit, while giving the UK Parliament […]

UK Brexit plan ‘could fall apart at first tap like chocolate orange’ – BBC News

UK Brexit plan ‘could fall apart at first tap like chocolate orange’ – BBC News

Image copyright Asda The government’s “vague” Brexit plan has been compared to a “chocolate orange” by the boss of the UK’s public spending watchdog. Sir Amyas Morse said ministers had to be more “united” or the project would fall apart “at the first tap” like the segments of the chocolate treat. “It needs to be […]

Looking back at Theresa May’s first year in office as UK prime minister – CNBC

The past year has not been an easy one for Britain. On top of dealing with division inside the U.K.’s own four nations, citizens have been looking to May for guidance and strength in times of national struggle. In 2017 alone, Britain has seen four terror attacks – Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park […]