UK ‘won’t recognise’ Catalan independence

UK ‘won’t recognise’ Catalan independence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy in 2016 The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence, Downing Street says. Theresa May’s official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal. The Scottish government said it understood and respected Catalonia’s […]

Chart that tells a story: UK car production

Chart that tells a story: UK car production

What does this chart show? It shows UK car production since 2000. The UK car industry started the century in good health, producing more than 1.6m cars in 2000. Output slipped in the Noughties thanks to the collapse of MG Rover and a high exchange rate. Production fell dramatically during the financial crisis but a […]

Thoughts on latest UK basketball recruiting predictions

Thoughts on latest UK basketball recruiting predictions

The start of the early signing period for college basketball is now less than two weeks away, and it’s been a busy a few days for recruiting predictions. Bol Bol: There was a major swing on the Crystal Ball page of the 7-foot-3 forward starting Tuesday, when national analyst Evan Daniels logged a prediction in […]

UK asylum seekers living in ‘squalid, unsafe slum conditions’ | UK news

UK asylum seekers living in ‘squalid, unsafe slum conditions’ | UK news

Asylum seekers arriving in the UK are forced to live in “squalid, unsafe, slum housing conditions” and the public is largely unaware of the conditions into which “traumatised people are routinely dumped”, charities have said. The £600m government contract to provide shelter for those seeking sanctuary in the UK goes up for tender next month […]

North Korea behind WannaCry cyber-attack that crippled NHS

North Korea behind WannaCry cyber-attack that crippled NHS

Yui Mok | PA Images | Getty Images A patient appointment letter from a London NHS hospital, next to a virus and spyware warning message on a laptop screen at a home in London, following a major cyber attack on NHS computer systems. North Korea was behind a cyber-attack that derailed Britain’s state-owned health service’s […]

UK ‘wants to leave Common Agricultural Policy in March 2019’

UK ‘wants to leave Common Agricultural Policy in March 2019’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is seeking to leave the EU Common Agricultural Policy in March 2019, Scotland Office minister Lord Duncan has said. Speaking at a National Farmers Union Scotland conference, he said the UK was pushing to split subsidy payments from any transitional Brexit deal. Lord Duncan said this would mean farmers […]

U.K.’s Most Powerful Civil Servant Diagnosed With Cancer

U.K.’s Most Powerful Civil Servant Diagnosed With Cancer

The most powerful official in the U.K. has been receiving treatment for cancer but remains “totally focused” on his job giving critical advice to the prime minister and steering the government through Brexit. Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet secretary, is the politically neutral official who is in charge of the 400,000 civil servants who staff every […]

HSBC online banking services interrupted in UK

HSBC online banking services interrupted in UK

HSBC said it was working to restore service on Friday morning as some customers with bank accounts in the UK reported they were unable to access online and mobile banking. Customers began reporting problems accessing HSBC’s online banking services in the early hours of Friday morning as attempts to log in produced a message stating […]