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Report calls for reform of 'unhealthy' land ownership in Scotland – The Guardian

Report calls for reform of 'unhealthy' land ownership in Scotland – The Guardian

Scottish land ownership rules must be radically reformed to reverse the concentration of the countryside in the hands of a small number of ultra-wealthy individuals and public bodies, a major review has warned. The study by the Scottish Land Commission, a government quango, says that in extreme cases where landowners abuse their power they could […]

Size isn't everything when talking mobile performance: The UK's largest cities suck at it – The Register

Size isn't everything when talking mobile performance: The UK's largest cities suck at it – The Register

London has again finished towards the bottom of a mobile network performance league of 16 urban areas in the UK – only Birmingham did worse overall. The West Midlands’ Coventry came top in RootMetrics’ biannual survey of cities and major towns, which took into account call and text performance, as well as data speeds. Leicester, […]

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed – BBC News

Dutch shooting: Utrecht police arrest suspect after three killed – BBC News

Image copyright @PolitieUtrecht / Twitter Image caption Police released this image of Gokmen Tanis A man has been arrested following a shooting in the central Dutch city of Utrecht which left three people dead, police say. Five others were injured in the incident, which the authorities say appears to be a terrorist attack. Police have […]

BCC Forecast: UK economy to falter further as Brexit uncertainty bites – British Chambers of Commerce

BCC Forecast: UK economy to falter further as Brexit uncertainty bites – British Chambers of Commerce

March 18 2019 The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting growth of just 1.2% in 2019 (down from 1.3%), which if realised would be the weakest growth in a decade. The BCC has also downgraded its growth forecast for 2020 to 1.3% (down from […]

EU leaders seek clarity from UK before possible Brexit delay – DW (English)

EU leaders seek clarity from UK before possible Brexit delay – DW (English)

EU leaders on Friday were seeking answers from Britain before they consider delaying the UK’s scheduled exit date from the European Union. Legally, Britain will exit from the bloc on March 29 unless EU leaders unanimously grant Britain an extension — an issue that is likely to dominate an EU summit in Brussels next week. Prime […]

'Basil,' the alarm specialist, jailed over huge UK diamond heist – Reuters

'Basil,' the alarm specialist, jailed over huge UK diamond heist – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – A 58-year-old man nicknamed “Basil” was jailed for 10 years on Friday after being found guilty of being the final member of a gang of ageing criminals who carried out one the most audacious robberies in the annals of British crime. FILE PHOTO: The hole that robbers drilled through the concrete vault […]

U.K. Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit as Turmoil Drags On – The Wall Street Journal

U.K. Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit as Turmoil Drags On – The Wall Street Journal

British lawmakers voted to delay the U.K.’s departure from the European Union, setting up Prime Minister Theresa May for a pivotal week ahead in which she will likely aim to coerce recalcitrant elements of her Conservative Party into backing a deal they have soundly rejected twice. Mrs. May is preparing to try one more time […]

Asia mixed as China's industrial output growth slows and UK lawmakers reject a no-deal Brexit – CNBC

Asia mixed as China's industrial output growth slows and UK lawmakers reject a no-deal Brexit – CNBC

Asia Pacific markets traded mixed on Thursday after data showed growth in China’s industrial output fell. Overnight, British lawmakers rejected the idea of leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal in place. The Nikkei 225 in Japan eased some of its gains to trade up 0.66 percent while the Topix index added 0.37 percent. […]

Spring statement: Philip Hammond to reveal state of UK's economy and finances – live – The Guardian

Spring statement: Philip Hammond to reveal state of UK's economy and finances – live – The Guardian

At the budget, the Chancellor made a big show of accepting changes to the work allowances in universal credit that he argued would help address some of the Osborne-era cuts. In essence, this was just making the cut somewhat less punitive. Hammond has some way to go if he is to make sure that no […]

UK Parliament To Vote On May's Brexit Deal With The EU – NPR

UK Parliament To Vote On May's Brexit Deal With The EU – NPR

Anti-Brexit activists hold placards and wave flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Anti-Brexit activists hold placards and wave flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of […]

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