Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May – BBC News

Media captionTheresa May confirmed that the final deal would be put to the vote in Parliament Theresa May has said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”. The PM promised to push for the “freest possible trade” with European countries […]

Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds – The Guardian

Several parts of Britain that voted to leave the European Union are among the most vulnerable to the economic impact of Brexit, according to new research published as the government prepares to trigger article 50. Researchers at the thinktank Demos studied regional differences in the reliance on exports to the EU, use of European workers […]

Dozens injured in UK gas explosion – RTE.ie

Two people were seriously injured and 32 others are in hospital after several buildings collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in the UK. Emergency services were called to the “major incident” in Bebington, on the Wirral, last night. North West Ambulance Service said two people were in a serious condition in hospital, while 32 others […]

The US and UK airline electronics ban was prompted in part by a plot involving a fake iPad – The Verge

Earlier this week, United States and United Kingdom officials announced new restrictions for airline passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries, forbidding passengers to carry electronics larger than a smartphone into an airplane cabin. According to a security source, the ban was prompted in part by a plot involving explosives hidden in a fake iPad. The […]

After the London terror attack, a top UK official says Facebook needs to open up WhatsApp – Recode

A top U.K. official is targeting WhatsApp, after reports that the terrorist who killed four people used the Facebook-owned messaging app before launching his attack in London this week. Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained that WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption system offered terrorists a safe way to communicate, and said government agencies need to be able to […]

Stunning before-and-after pictures show sharp turnaround in UK weather as blanket of snow on Wednesday is … – The Sun

Stunning before-and-after pictures show sharp turnaround in UK weather as blanket of snow on Wednesday is … – The Sun

A RAPID change in weather this week has seen mums across the country being treated to wall-to-wall sunshine on Mother’s Day with temperatures possibly rising over yesterday’s high of 19C. Stunning pictures from the Bowes Museum in Country Durham shows how the weather has turned for the better with the ground blanketed with snow on Wednesday but […]