Article 50 to start Brexit will be triggered March 29, Downing Street confirms
Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, formally starting the process for Britain to leave the European Union.
‘Beware of the Jews’ road sign found in North London Orthodox enclave
A ‘Beware of the Jews’ road sign has been spotted in one of London’s largest Orthodox Jewish communities.
Petition to block Scottish leader Sturgeon calling new independence referendum passes 50,000
A petition to stop Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from calling another independence referendum had already garnered more than 50,000 signatures by Tuesday afternoon.
May to address MPs after Brexit bill approved
British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a major statement to parliament on Tuesday, just hours after MPs enabled her to start the withdrawal process from the European Union.
Budget predictions: Chancellor to keep purse strings tight in last pre-Brexit financial statement
Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to keep the strings to the British state purse pretty tight as he unveils what’s likely to be the last budget before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50.
Britain's House of Lords begins debating Brexit bill
Britain's House of Lords is to begin debating a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kick start Brexit -- a potentially tricky test given her Conservatives do not hold a majority there.
Boris Johnson & social media attack Tony Blair’s call for Brexit revolt (VIDEO)
Tony Blair has been slammed by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for attempting to derail Brexit, after the former prime minister called for ‘Remainers’ to “rise up” against Britain’s EU exit in his first major public speech on the issue since the referendum.
Cambridge students ‘could be attacked’ after undergrad burned £20 in front of homeless man
Students at Britain’s illustrious University of Cambridge have been warned not to wear their gowns around the town center as they might be attacked, after an undergraduate was filmed burning a £20 note in front of a homeless person.
Tony Blair Iraq War case could be hindered by Supreme Court Brexit ruling – lawyers
Lawyers acting for the bereaved families of service personnel killed in the Iraq War say the Supreme Court’s Article 50 Brexit ruling could affect their case against former Prime Minister Tony Blair, but they’re not sure how.
Trump should not address UK parliament - House of Commons speaker (VIDEO)
John Bercow, the House of Commons Speaker, has voiced strong opposition to US President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of Parliament during his state visit to the UK because he said "opposition to racism and sexism" are "hugely important considerations"
British hackers, spies & whistleblowers could soon face 14yrs in prison
British spies and civil servants could now face up to 14 years in prison if they are found leaking national secrets, after allegations about Russian hacking triggered calls for major reforms to the Official Secrets Act.
Theresa May cannot trigger Brexit without parliamentary permission, UK Supreme Court rules
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled Parliament has the right to vote on Article 50 before it is triggered by the prime minister.
Islamist who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby seeks $25k for teeth knocked out in jail
Michael Adebolajo, an Islamic extremist who ruthlessly murdered Lee Rigby, has found a lawyer to seek £20,000 in compensation after his teeth were knocked out by guards at HMP Belmarsh.
US asked UK to keep failed nuke Trident test secret – report
The US government allegedly asked Britain to keep its failed Trident missile test in June 2016 a secret, the Sunday Times claims.
British police Taser their own race relations adviser (VIDEO)
An investigation has been launched after police in Bristol, southwest England, Tasered their own race relations adviser after apparently mistaking him for a wanted man.
Tony Blair is to blame for Brexit, says Chancellor Hammond
British Chancellor Philip Hammond has blamed Tony Blair for Brexit because the ex-prime minister allowed a “deluge” of migrants to come into the country from the European Union.
Hammond says Britain open to brightest migrants
Post-Brexit Britain will keep its doors open to skilled foreigners who attend the best universities, finance minister Philip Hammond said Friday as the country bids to regain control over immigration.
British worker dies on Qatar 2022 World Cup site
A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organisers in the Gulf emirate have announced.
Royal Navy disposes of suspected WWII bomb in London
Britain's Royal Navy has disposed of a suspected World War II bomb discovered in London's River Thames close to parliament, leading to the closure of two bridges, police said Friday.
British tanks sent through Channel Tunnel to prepare for war
Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe.
Brexit Britain is ‘open for business,’ but only if it pays its £60bn EU debt
UK Prime Minister Theresa May might have told world leaders that Britain is ready to freely engage with markets across the globe after it leaves the European Union, but the divorce is turning bitter and costly.
EU, British citizens voice Brexit fears
From healthcare costs to burdensome bureaucracy, some of the millions of EU citizens in the UK and Britons living on the continent aired their Brexit concerns in parliament this week as negotiations loom.
Goldman Sachs to slash London presence due to Brexit: report
US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganisation that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported Thursday.
UK community refugee sponsorship scheme resettled just 2 Syrian families in 6mos since launch
Only two Syrian families have been resettled by the UK government’s community refugee sponsorship program half a year since the plan was adopted by Britain’s home secretary and the archbishop of Canterbury.
Rolls-Royce to pay £671 million in bribery settlement
British engines manufacturer Rolls-Royce will pay £671 million in three countries to settle bribery and corruption claims, following a deal approved on Tuesday by a British judge.
Theresa May wants to leave single market, protect rights of EU nationals post-Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the UK will leave the single market in a major speech on Tuesday.
Libyan dissident can sue British govt over MI6 rendition policy, Supreme Court rules
Britain’s highest court has ruled unanimously against the government in the case of rendition victim Abdul Hakim Belhaj, clearing the way for him to sue Tony Blair’s former foreign secretary, Jack Straw.
PM May 'to confirm Britain's exit from EU single market'
Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc.
Pound drops after Brexit backing from Trump
Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies.
Tunisia terrorist attack: Inquests open into deaths of 30 British tourists
Inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists killed in the Tunisian beach massacre of 2015 are due to start on Monday at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
Shooting incident near Glasgow primary school confirmed by Scottish police
A shooting incident has been reported near a Glasgow primary school, police in Scotland have confirmed.
Sterling hammered on Brexit reports, Asia markets sink
The pound struggled at 32-year lows against the dollar in Asia on Monday after reports said British Prime Minister Theresa May was ready to take the country out of the European Union in a so-called "hard Brexit".
Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam
Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos.
Trump hails 'great' Brexit and backs speedy UK trade deal: Times
US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday hailed Brexit as "a great thing" and backed a speedy trade agreement with Britain, in an interview with The Times newspaper.
Britain’s ambassador to France says UK will not talk to Marine Le Pen
UK ambassador to France Ed Llewellyn says the UK will not forge ties with far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen because it is not government policy.
Rolf Harris groped blind, disabled woman: prosecutor
Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris groped several women and girls in public, including a blind and disabled victim, British prosecutors said Wednesday.
ISIS propaganda chief lived & married in Britain after converting to Islam
The most senior Westerner in the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist organization lived in Britain for some years and even married a British woman in a small town in the north of England.
Children's TV star Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial
Former children's television star Rolf Harris goes on trial in London on Monday, accused of a series of assaults against minors.
Six months in, Brexit shadow looms over PM May
British Prime Minister Theresa May was hailed as a steadying influence when she took over a country deeply divided by the EU referendum, but six months later she is facing widespread criticism for her apparent Brexit indecision.
Terrorist suspect with ‘links to Osama Bin Laden’ wins 21-year legal battle to stay in Britain
A wheelchair-bound Algerian terrorist suspect with alleged links to Osama Bin Laden has won a 21-year legal battle to stay in the UK.
Briton killed in Syria while fighting ISIS alongside Kurdish YPG
Briton Ryan Lock, 20, has been killed fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria. He had joined the Kurdish YPG militia with no military experience in August.
Labour divided over Brexit following Keir Starmer remarks on free movement
The debate over immigration has heightened among Labour ranks following comments made by the party’s Brexit spokesman, Sir Keir Starmer, who said that EU free movement policies “have to be changed.”
Theresa May attacks John Kerry’s Israel speech in bid to please Trump team
In what appears to be an attempt to woo Donald Trump’s incoming administration, British Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry for condemning Israel.
British soldier who killed Taliban fighter divides UK
A British soldier who cited Shakespeare after killing an injured Taliban fighter could be home on bail in time for Christmas, three years after being found guilty of murder in a landmark conviction.
British Christmas markets see more police deployed after Berlin truck massacre
Police forces in Britain have stepped up patrols at Christmas markets across the country, after Monday’s tragedy in Berlin sparked fears of copycat terrorist attacks.
Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan attempts preaching tour of Britain
A controversial Muslim cleric who has been banned from practicing in Pakistan for allegedly celebrating the murder of a popular politician is touring UK mosques.
Foreign Office letting down UK citizens overseas, families say
Trying to get help from the UK Foreign Office if your loved ones are detained or have died overseas is a waking nightmare, according to desperate family members.
UK post, rail workers walk out in Christmas strikes
British postal workers began what could become the longest strike in the Post Office's 300-year history Monday as part of a wave of industrial action that is also threatening Christmas travel chaos.
Putin & Assad are our friends against terrorism, says new UKIP leader
Newly-elected UKIP leader Paul Nuttall believes Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad are “on our side” in Britain’s fight against Islamic extremism.
Ax-wielding man shot in UK city of Hull, police close off roads – reports
Humberside Police have said a 31-year-old man was injured in Hull, Yorkshire, after shots were fired by officers at 09:37 (GMT).
‘An example should be set’: Tony Blair faces new charges in Parliament for ‘misleading’ UK over Iraq
A cross-party group has tabled a new motion against Tony Blair, on the basis of facts revealed in the Chilcot report, that could see him stripped of his place on the Privy Council – a potential humiliation for the former leader, who is attempting to play a bigger role in UK politics.
Farage to meet Trump camp again as he plans ‘permanent move’ to US
UKIP’s Nigel Farage is reportedly planning to travel to the US next month to meet with Donald Trump’s transition team, having already been the first British politician to meet the president-elect after his shock victory.
British charity launches hotline after football abuse revelations
A British children's charity has launched a new telephone helpline for sexual abuse victims after four English former footballers said they were abused by their coaches during childhood.
Far-right ‘terrorist’ Thomas Mair jailed for life for murder of Labour MP Jo Cox
Far-right extremist Thomas Mair has been found guilty of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox after a seven-day trial at the Old Bailey, where he refused to give evidence in his defense.
Dubai police drop ‘extra-marital sex’ charges against ‘gang raped’ British woman
A British tourist who was charged with having ‘extra-marital sex’ in Dubai after reporting that she had been gang raped no longer faces legal proceedings.
British budget to help households facing Brexit stormclouds
Britain on Wednesday delivers a first budget since the Brexit referendum, with government hopes of trimming austerity hampered by financial uncertainty surrounding the country's EU exit strategy.
The 1% plotting to halt Brexit & bring back Tony Blair, leaked memo suggests
Blairite millionaires, politicians and media tycoons are reportedly plotting to stop Brexit in its tracks, a leaked memo suggests. Virgin Group chief Sir Richard Branson is apparently bankrolling the scheme.
Britain braces for first budget since Brexit vote
Britain on Wednesday delivers its first budget since the Brexit referendum, with economists expecting a slight shift away from years of austerity as the nation readies its EU exit strategy.
Trump says UKIP leader Farage would do ‘great job’ as British ambassador to US
Donald Trump has announced that Nigel Farage – often described as the president-elect's British kindred spirit – would do a "great job" as the UK’s ambassador to the US, saying that "many people" would like to see him in the post.
Tony Blair’s return to politics would re-energize Brexit movement, say Euroskeptics
Iraq War-era Prime Minister Tony Blair has denied planning a shock return to frontline politics to actively oppose Brexit after branding Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn a “nutter” and current Tory PM Theresa May a “lightweight.”
Torture evidence ignored by Home Office to reject asylum claims, charity claims
Britain’s Home Office is “disregarding and mistreating” medical evidence of torture in order to reject asylum claims, a charity has claimed.
British Navy ship fires ‘warning’ flares at unarmed Spanish vessel in standoff near Gibraltar
A Royal Navy patrol boat fired flares at a Spanish vessel off Gibraltar after it attempted to drop a sonar buoy for conducting geological research in British waters.
UK lawmakers approve 'most sweeping' surveillance powers
The British parliament this week gave the green light to new bulk surveillance powers for police and intelligence services that critics have denounced as the most far-reaching of any western democracy.
Sierra Leone ex-child soldiers threaten to sue British mercenary firm
Child soldiers who were forced to fight in Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war say they will sue a British military firm that later recruited them in adulthood to perform mercenary work in Iraq in place of expensive Western contractors.
‘Don’t report rape in Dubai,’ tourists warned after ‘gang raped’ Brit arrested
A UK charity is warning British tourists and expats in Dubai not to report rape to police after a woman was arrested and charged with “extramarital sex” after telling authorities she had been gang raped.
British girl's body frozen after death in UK legal first
A British girl who died after a terminal illness won the right to have her body frozen in an unprecedented ruling, the High Court said on Friday.
Three Mobile hack leaves data of up to 6mn customers at risk – report
A major security breach at the UK’s Three Mobile has potentially exposed the data of up to six million customers, a source told The Telegraph.
Prince William warns of looming threat of extinction
Britain's Prince William on Thursday delivered a dire warning on the fate of the world's endangered wildlife, telling a major conference in Hanoi that vulnerable species are being killed at a "horrifying" rate.
‘Bomb proof’ Brexit bill could be rushed through parliament
British Prime Minister Theresa May has created a “bomb proof” Article 50 Bill with the aim of rushing it through Parliament to make it almost impossible for MPs to delay the triggering of Brexit, it has been reported.
Did Boris Johnson just defend Turkish death penalty plans?
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was attacked by other EU ministers after he warned that going too hard on Turkey’s potential introduction of the death penalty would alienate a key regional and NATO ally.
Trump camp ‘will call Nigel Farage before Theresa May’ to discuss policy, says UKIP donor
US President-elect Donald Trump will consult interim UKIP leader Nigel Farage on policy proposals affecting Britain before consulting Prime Minister Theresa May, it has been claimed.
Leaked memo suggests Tories have no Brexit plan… or enough staff to make it happen
A leaked report prepared for the Cabinet Office reveals how Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has no plan for delivering on its Brexit pledge, or any understanding of its implications for British industry.
Prison officers walk out over safety fears
Up to 10,000 prison officers are striking today over health and safety concerns.
Donald Trump is no 'ogre', says Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage
Top Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage on Monday said Donald Trump was no "ogre" and urged the British government to begin "mending fences" after meeting the US President-elect in New York.
Two minutes silence as nation remembers war dead
Thousands of people in Britain and across the world have marked almost a century since the Armistice that ended the First World War.
EU considers offering Brits ‘voluntary citizenship’
The European Parliament is considering a plan to let Brits “opt-in” to keep their EU citizenship after Britain leaves the bloc.
British 'Flash Crash' trader pleads guilty in US
The British financial trader accused of manipulating markets and causing the 2010 "Flash Crash" in US stocks pleaded guilty in a Chicago court Wednesday to fraud charges.
What does Trump victory mean for UK-US ‘special relationship’?
As property tycoon Donald Trump is named the next president of the United States following a fraught election campaign, RT asks what his rise to power means for the oft-cited, yet ill-defined, ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US.
‘Liberal values under threat’: UK politicians react to Donald Trump’s victory
British politicians are divided on Donald Trump’s US presidential victory. Prime Minister Theresa May and UKIP chief Nigel Farage offered their congratulations, while Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has rallied behind “progressive values.”
UK Supreme Court to hear British govt Brexit appeal Dec 5-8
Britain's Supreme Court has set aside four days starting on December 5 for the government's appeal against a ruling that it cannot start the Brexit process without parliament's approval.
Scotland bids to join Brexit court battle
The Scottish government will seek to join the legal challenge against the British government's decision to trigger Brexit without a parliamentary vote, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday.
Tory austerity ‘systematically’ violated rights of disabled Britons – UN
The United Nations has accused Britain’s Conservative government of violating the human rights of disabled people by slashing welfare provisions.
Britain's Prince Harry slams 'abuse' of actress girlfriend
Britain's Prince Harry confirmed Tuesday he is dating US actress Meghan Markle as he hit out at the "wave of abuse and harassment" she has suffered in recent weeks.
Law to finally trigger Brexit already being written by Theresa May’s ministers
Prime Minister Theresa May has already got her ministers preparing the first draft of a bill to trigger Article 50, which will kick off the two-year process for leaving the EU, following a High Court ruling that Brexit must be put to a parliamentary vote.
Prince Andrew gets right royal telling off over Trump & Brexit comments
Britain’s sixth in line to the throne Prince Andrew has found himself in the middle of yet another etiquette blunder after reportedly claiming a Donald Trump victory in the US presidential election, coupled with Brexit, would “tear things apart.”
UK police storm Bedford prison after rioting inmates ‘take over two wings’ (VIDEO)
Riot police was deployed to a prison in Bedford to deal with major unrest, as prison guards reportedly had to seek shelter.
UK and EU hold talks over shock Brexit court ruling
British Prime Minister Theresa May was Friday expected to tell the European Union she will stick to her Brexit timetable despite a landmark court ruling throwing her plans into jeopardy.
Nigel Farage says he will ‘join Donald Trump’s team in the White House’
UKIP’s interim leader, Nigel Farage, has quelled rumors that he plans to star in the reality TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!’ – instead joking he will be on his way to the White House to take a job in Donald Trump’s administration.
Sterling soars after UK govt loses Brexit lawsuit
The British pound had its biggest rise since August after the UK High Court ruled the government must hold a Parliamentary vote before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 to begin the two-year exit from the European Union.
UK parliamentary approval required for Brexit, rules High Court
The High Court in London on Thursday ruled that parliament, not the government, must approve Britain's proposed divorce from the European Union, in a landmark decision that could delay Brexit.
Blair went ‘beyond the facts’ & damaged UK politics when advocating for Iraq invasion – Chilcot
Former British PM Tony Blair resorted to rhetoric unsupported by any compelling evidence when he promoted the Iraq invasion to his cabinet and the British people, eroding public trust and inflicting long-term damage on UK politics, Sir John Chilcot said.
British tycoon warned over pensions at collapsed chain
British retail tycoon Philip Green could be forced to pay towards pensions of former employees of the collapsed BHS department store chain after a regulator on Wednesday issued a formal warning.
‘Is Boris Johnson also a Kremlin puppet?’ Moscow asks UK spy chief
After MI5 chief Andrew Parke accused Moscow of using underhanded tactics to destabilize Britain, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Zakharova hit back, asking if he also sees “the hand of the Kremlin in the appointment of Boris Johnson as head of the Foreign Office?”
Palestinians demand UK apologize for 1917 Balfour Declaration that helped create Israel
A campaign by Palestinian activists demanding the UK issue a formal apology for supporting the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East almost a century ago is gaining momentum after the launch of a new parliamentary petition.
Britain will ‘strike back’ at cyber-attackers with £1.9bn security boost – Hammond
On Tuesday, Chancellor Philip Hammond is to pledge that Britain will “strike back” if it comes under cyber-attack from hackers and foreign governments.
‘At work across Europe & UK’: MI5 chief says Russia is growing threat to Britain
Russia poses an increasing threat to the UK and is using all the powers at its disposal to push its policies abroad, Director General of MI5 Andrew Parker told the Guardian.
‘Death trap’: UK’s new £3.5bn tank can only beat ‘incompetent enemies’
Glitches with the Ajax’s advanced weaponry could leave the £3.5 billion (US$4.28 billion) project heavily delayed as questions are raised over the utility of the lightly-armored vehicles against Russian artillery.
Man pleads guilty to murdering elderly mother with chainsaw
Robert Owens killed his 75-year-old mother Iris with a chainsaw while she hung out laundry in her garden in May this year, a court in Wales has heard.
British House of Commons evacuated in security drill
The House of Commons was evacuated on Monday morning in what appears to have been a pre-arranged security drill.
Judges reject 'joint enterprise' appeals challenge
Judges have refused to overturn guilty verdicts in a "joint enterprise" challenge by men convicted of group attack murders.