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Prince Philip unhurt in crash

The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened as he drove a Range Rover out of a driveway onto the A149 shortly before 15:00 GMT. Buckingham Palace said the crash […]

UK – Local pair quizzed over Gatwick drones

BBC – A 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Crawley are being questioned over multiple drone sightings that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill. Flights were grounded for more than 36 hours when drones were first spotted close to the runway on Wednesday night. The airport has since reopened and flights were operating on schedule, […]

UK-Heterosexual couple win civil partnership case

A heterosexual couple have won their legal bid for the right to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41, from London. The court said the Civil Partnership Act 2004 – which only applies to same-sex couples – is incompatible with […]

UK – Man arrested over London tube bombing

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. The man was held in Dover on Saturday and taken to a Kent police station – he will be moved to south London later. The arrest is “significant” but the terror threat level […]

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block. The government has ordered immediate […]

UK POLL- May to forge minority govt with DUP backing

Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide “certainty” for the future. Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party could form a “legitimate” administration after winning the most seats and votes. She said she would work with “friends and allies” in […]

Barbadians in the UK urged to remain vigilant

While no Barbadians were injured in the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, citizens living in the United Kingdom have been advised to remain vigilant. That advice has come from High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Reverend Guy Hewitt. “Given that this is the third attack in as many months, we must be vigilant […]

Two London attackers named by police

SOURCE: BBC NEWS: Two of the men who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack in London have been named by police. They said Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, of Barking, London, had been known to police and MI5 but there had not been any intelligence about an attack. The other attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, from […]

Bajan jailed for 16 years in UK

A Barbadian drug smuggler has been jailed for 16 years for bringing £2million-worth (overBDS$5 million) of pink liquid cocaine into the UK last July. Errol Watson, age 54, from Wanstead in East London was arrested after Border Force officers at Gatwick examined a consignment labelled as oil filters, which had been shipped from Barbados. Cylinders […]

UK votes on membership in EU

Voting is under way in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave. A record 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part, according to provisional figures from the Electoral Commission. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST. It is only the […]

British MP killed

A British MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency, West Yorkshire Police have said. Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, had been left bleeding on the ground by her attacker. A 52-year-old man was arrested nearby. Her husband Brendan Cox said she would want people […]