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UK – Seven lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitis

LONDON — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain’s […]

British PM May wins confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before proposing immediate talks with other party leaders in an attempt to break the deadlock on a Brexit divorce agreement. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May’s government, just 24 hours after handing her […]

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 – Thai Leicester City owner, four others, were on crashed helicopter: source

(Reuters) – Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was among five people who were in a helicopter which crashed in a ball of flames after a Premier League match on Saturday, a source close to the club said. Also on board were one of Vichai’s two daughters, two pilots and a […]

UK – Thousands joined Trump protest as US leader played golf

Thousands took to the streets of Edinburgh in a third day of protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit. They demonstrated as the US president played golf during a visit to his Turnberry resort on the Ayrshire coast. Trump is in Scotland with his wife and family on a private visit ahead of his summit with […]

Royal Wedding 2018: Michael Curry tells guests ‘Love has the power to heal the world’

Love has the power to heal the world, the congregation at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has heard. Bishop Michael Curry’s energetic address included references to the civil rights movement and focused on the power of love, with a positive message about how love for all can overcome difference. Quoting Martin Luther King […]

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel. Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who walked her down the aisle. […]

UK vows to have ‘humane’ immigration policy as scandal grows

Britain’s interior minister is today fighting for her job as uproar spread over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she will stay in her job to ensure Britain’s immigration policy is “humane”. But opposition politicians demanded she resign over […]

UK – Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

LONDON – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple’s third child on Monday, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth, at 11 a.m. local time at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, Kensington […]

ENGLAND – Rapist who pretended to be ghost jailed for 26 years

EXETER – A rapist who manipulated a girl into having sex with him by pretending to be a ghost has been jailed for 26 years. Liam Clarke knew she was terrified of evil spirits and used that to exploit her, Exeter Crown Court heard. Clarke, 35, of Crediton, Devon, was convicted of four rapes, three […]

ENGLAND – Commonwealth urged to name Prince Charles as its next leader

LONDON – The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles takes over “one day”, as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will not […]

UK – Students recreate film posters with black leads

A teenager has spoken of his surprise at seeing his own face on a movie poster at a bus stop in south London. Shiden Tekle was on his way to school when he saw his image in a mocked-up recreation of the poster for The Inbetweeners film. He had created the image as part of […]

United Kingdom – Girl, five, died after doctor turned her away for being late

NEWPORT – A five-year-old girl with a history of asthma was turned away from seeing her doctor because she was “late” – and died that night in hospital. An inquest heard Ellie-May Clark was not seen by Grange Clinic in Newport despite having an emergency appointment because it operated a “ten minute rule”. A chance […]

UK – People injured in crash near London museum

A car has been involved in a collision near the Natural History Museum in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police said a “number” of people had been injured – but a BBC reporter at the scene said she was told by police the injuries were minor. One person has been arrested following the incident in […]

UK – Second arrest over tube bombing

A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror […]

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 […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Prince Philip retires

LONDON – The Duke of Edinburgh met Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement before he retires from royal duties. The 96-year-old announced his retirement in May, after decades of supporting the Queen as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations. Prince Philip has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952. Prime […]

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