Category: UK

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

The London fire that killed scores of people last month could lead to gross property and liability insurance claims of 50 million pounds ($64.80 million), the company that had insured the property said. At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead, from the blaze that gutted the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block on June 14, and the final […]

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Delivery firm DX says London police drops probe into unit

Delivery firm DX says London police drops probe into unit

DX Group said London police would not launch a full investigation of the British mail delivery firm on allegations relating to its collection and delivery service DX Exchange. The company, which is buying John Menzies’ distribution arm, said that City of London police had notified the firm that after consideration of allegations made, it would not be proceeding to a […]

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EU’s Barnier warns Britain no such thing as ‘frictionless’ trade

EU’s Barnier warns Britain no such thing as ‘frictionless’ trade

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned British ministers and businesses who are calling for “frictionless trade” with the EU after Britain leaves that that is “not possible”. Addressing an EU business forum in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said London’s “red lines” for a future trade relationship meant Britain was definitely leaving the single market and the customs […]

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Housebuilder Bovis spends extra 3.5 million pounds to tackle home problems

Housebuilder Bovis spends extra 3.5 million pounds to tackle home problems

British housebuilder Bovis, which was subject to two failed takeover bids earlier this year after it warned on profits, said it had earmarked an additional 3.5 million pounds to fix problems related to its homes. The builder has been subject to negative media coverage in Britain after some buyers complained about the quality of its properties, citing issues ranging from […]

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UK PM May to hold bilateral meeting with Trump at G20: UK govt. official

UK PM May to hold bilateral meeting with Trump at G20: UK govt. official

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, a British government official said on Wednesday.

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UK’s foreign secretary backs doctors in Baby Charlie case

UK’s foreign secretary backs doctors in Baby Charlie case

Britain’s foreign secretary has backed U.K. court decisions preventing the parents of a terminally ill child from taking him abroad for experimental treatment, despite an offer of help from a Vatican hospital. Boris Johnson’s comment Wednesday came during a previously scheduled call in which Italy’s foreign minister raised the hospital’s offer to treat 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who is suffering from […]

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UK police retrieve all ‘visible remains’ from fire-hit tower

UK police retrieve all ‘visible remains’ from fire-hit tower

All “visible human remains” have been recovered from London’s fire-gutted Grenfell Tower, but the “catastrophic” damage means months of grim work will be needed before the full death toll is known, British police said Wednesday. Three weeks after a blaze tore through the high-rise apartment building, the Metropolitan Police force said 87 “recoveries” of human remains have been made, but […]

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UK government says to introduce EU ‘repeal bill’ to parliament next week

UK government says to introduce EU ‘repeal bill’ to parliament next week

Legislation to begin the process of transferring European Union law into British law will be presented to parliament next week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday. The spokesman said Brexit minister David Davis had given colleagues an update on the “Repeal Bill”, which will shift EU legislation into British law as part of the Brexit process, at a […]

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Sinn Fein blames May for Northern Ireland talks failure

Sinn Fein blames May for Northern Ireland talks failure

Northern Ireland’s largest Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein on Tuesday blamed a deal between the rival Democratic Unionist Party and Prime Minister Theresa May for the failure of talks to form a new power-sharing executive in the region. The talks, which have been proceeding intermittently since a March election in the province, broke down on Tuesday with Sinn Fein saying […]

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Northern Ireland executive will not be formed in ‘immediate term’ – Brokenshire

Northern Ireland executive will not be formed in ‘immediate term’ – Brokenshire

Progress has been made in talks to restore a power-sharing agreement in Northern Ireland but the issues cannot be resolved quickly enough to form an executive in the “immediate term”, Northern Ireland Secretary said on Tuesday. Last week politicians in the province, where a coalition between pro-British unionists and Irish nationalists collapsed in January, missed a deadline to reach an […]

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