UK’s terror fight ‘puts unsustainable strain on police’

UK’s terror fight ‘puts unsustainable strain on police’

Image copyright EPA Image caption A response will “never be as good as preventing” attacks in the first place, Sara Thornton says The UK’s counter-terrorism effort is putting an “unsustainable strain” on policing, the head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council has said. Chief Constable Sara Thornton said resources were being diverted from mainstream policing […]

Labour ‘now the mainstream’ in UK politics

Labour ‘now the mainstream’ in UK politics

Jeremy Corbyn has declared his party is now the “mainstream” of UK politics, as the Labour leader vowed to keep up the pressure on a Government “in disarray”. Ahead of Labour’s annual conference in Brighton, Mr Corbyn revealed the party are “ready” for another General Election following his surprise success in June’s vote, which forced […]

UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers

UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers

“Normally you’re at sea level trying to look out from the lifeboat,” Peter King, a drone expert helping the lifeboat team told the BBC. “The swell is above the boat so you have to wait until you’re on the crest of a wave, and they might be in a trough. They might be 20 meters […]

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to two years in a speech on Friday, a cabinet source has told BBC News. The PM is also expected to make an “open and generous” offer, potentially worth […]

UK to diverge from EU on financial services rules after Brexit

UK to diverge from EU on financial services rules after Brexit

The UK government has told the financial services industry that Britain will seek to develop a distinct regulatory framework from the EU after Brexit in an effort to secure a long term competitive advantage for banks, fund managers and insurers. Senior representatives from the financial services industry, who met Brexit secretary David Davis last week, […]

Why are the UK’s manufacturing data so contradictory?

Why are the UK’s manufacturing data so contradictory?

Business surveys have this year suggested the UK’s manufacturing industry is enjoying robust production growth, fuelled by strong exports. But official data show manufacturing output falling in four of the first seven months of 2017. The contradictory findings contained in these two sets of data have caused much confusion about the state of manufacturing, which […]

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