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UK couple who named baby after Hitler guilty of terror group membership

UK couple who named baby after Hitler guilty of terror group membership

A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son after Hitler have been convicted in the UK of membership of a terrorist group. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, with an address in Oxfordshire, were found guilty of being members of the extreme right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016. A jury at […]

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK. The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb […]

The Snell Watch: Tracking Benny Snell's pursuit of UK's all-time rushing record

The Snell Watch: Tracking Benny Snell's pursuit of UK's all-time rushing record

Kentucky Wildcats junior running back Benny Snell entered the 2018 season needing to rush for 1,412 yards to pass Sonny Collins (3,835 yards from 1972-75) as UK’s all-time leading rusher. Over a 12-game schedule, Snell entered the season needing to average 117.7 yards a game to break the record. If UK advances to a bowl […]

UK weather: Heavy rain and gales bring flooding to England and Wales

UK weather: Heavy rain and gales bring flooding to England and Wales

Gale-force winds and heavy rain brought flooding to parts of England and Wales, closing a train line, submerging homes and cutting off power for thousands of properties. At Dawlish, Devon, a high tide and strong winds caused the sea to flood tracks, while Western Power Distribution said it had 2,500 customers “off supply” on Friday […]

UK economy expands at fastest pace since 2016

UK economy expands at fastest pace since 2016

LONDON–The U.K. economy expanded in the third quarter at its fastest pace in almost two years, one of only a handful of countries in Europe to avoid a broad slowdown across the continent. Figures nonetheless show the British economy lost momentum as summer turned to fall, suggesting growth is faltering as the U.K. enters its […]

University of Kentucky says no threat to campus after student arrested

University of Kentucky says no threat to campus after student arrested

Haily Duvall, 19(Photo: Fayette County Detention Center) The University of Kentucky says campus police and FBI officials arrested a student early Thursday morning in connection with threats made to a campus building. Haily Loriane Duvall, 19, has been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and falsely reporting an incident, according to online records.   Duvall is a sophomore from Glasgow, […]

Toshiba set to liquidate UK nuclear arm NuGen

Toshiba set to liquidate UK nuclear arm NuGen

Toshiba is set to liquidate UK nuclear arm NuGen, according to people familiar with the company, dealing a hammer blow to plans to build a new plant at Moorside in Cumbria. The Japanese conglomerate, whose board is meeting on Thursday, is almost certain to take the decision to wind up NuGen after all avenues to […]

UK police arrest six men over burning of Grenfell Tower effigy

UK police arrest six men over burning of Grenfell Tower effigy

London police arrested six men over a video showing a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned – an act condemned by bereaved families and survivors of the apartment-block blaze that killed 71 people. British police arrested six men after a video was posted on the internet showing men laughing and mocking the deadly Grenfell […]

UK watchdog tells banks to release mortgage 'prisoners'

UK watchdog tells banks to release mortgage 'prisoners'

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulator has told banks to rescue thousands of borrowers “trapped” in poor value home loans, saying the authorities could intervene if need be. The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency’s headquarters in the Canary Wharf business district of London April 1, 2013. The […]

UK haulage sector braced for 'lorry lottery' under no-deal Brexit

UK haulage sector braced for 'lorry lottery' under no-deal Brexit

Britain’s haulage industry will face a “lorry lottery” in a no-deal Brexit scenario, with transport secretary Chris Grayling having fewer than 4,000 permits to allocate to nearly 40,000 vehicles. Business leaders fear that a shortage of lorries with permission to enter the EU would threaten chaos among importers and exporters that rely on the easy […]

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