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I used my powerless Indonesian passport to apply for UK visa. This is what happened. – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post

I used my powerless Indonesian passport to apply for UK visa. This is what happened. – The Jakarta Post – Jakarta Post

You see it all the time in Hollywood films: Main characters nonchalantly get on a plane to fly somewhere abroad, impulsively booking a trip to a foreign destination and effortlessly going after a golden opportunity that lies ahead, wherever it may be – without having to bother with any visa requirements.  For citizens of countries like […]

Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police – The Guardian

Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police – The Guardian

Police officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year. The survey by the Police Federation, which covers England and Wales, is part of a campaign to pressure the government to […]

Brexit PLOT: Top UK official 'RULES OUT' no deal – MPs must pick LONG delay or May's terms – Express.co.uk

Brexit PLOT: Top UK official 'RULES OUT' no deal – MPs must pick LONG delay or May's terms – Express.co.uk

He was overheard in a hotel bar in Brussels openly discussing how fear of keeping the UK well after March 29 might focus minds when the agreement goes back to the Commons. The UK’s chief Brexit negotiator said he believed the EU would “probably just give us” an extension on the deadline for leaving, according […]

'Frail' Edinburgh couple granted leave to stay in UK – BBC News

'Frail' Edinburgh couple granted leave to stay in UK – BBC News

Image caption Rezvan Habibimarand and Mozaffar Saberi An elderly Iranian couple, threatened with deportation to Iran, have been granted leave to stay in the UK. Mozaffar Saberi, 83, and Rezvan Habibimarand, 73, have lived in Edinburgh since the 1970s. Despite buying a flat in the city more than 40 years ago, they had never sought […]

Baftas 2019: The Favourite takes home seven awards – BBC News

Baftas 2019: The Favourite takes home seven awards – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Olivia Colman was named best actress – can she repeat it at the Oscars? The Favourite dominated the Bafta film awards on Sunday night, picking up seven awards out of 12 nominations. Among its haul were best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz. Mexican film […]

What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy? – BBC News

What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy? – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Economic growth has not been disastrous, but nor has it been sparkling There may still be more than a month to go until Brexit is scheduled to happen, but there has already been some fallout from the decision to leave. Most recently, the prolonged uncertainty – what the governor of […]

Up 18 early in second half, UK has to survive Bulldogs’ comeback attempt – Lexington Herald Leader

Up 18 early in second half, UK has to survive Bulldogs’ comeback attempt – Lexington Herald Leader

Before playing at Mississippi State on Saturday, Ashton Hagans said it would not be difficult for streaking Kentucky to meet Coach John Calipari’s request to stay humble and hungry. “Nah, not at all,” he said. “Because at the beginning of the season, everybody thought we weren’t going to be this team. Some people jumped off […]

NZ exporters urged to ready for 'no deal' Brexit as UK warehouses hit capacity – Stuff.co.nz

NZ exporters urged to ready for 'no deal' Brexit as UK warehouses hit capacity – Stuff.co.nz

LEON NEAL/GETTY IMAGES The British government tested a plan to park waiting trucks on the M20 in the event of a “no deal” Brexit last month. New Zealand Trade & Enterprise will hold seminars for Kiwi businesses concerned about Brexit next week, but ExportNZ executive director Catherine Beard says exporters that haven’t already planned ahead […]

Brexit Brief: U.K. banks fret over data exchanges in disorderly split – MarketWatch

Brexit Brief: U.K. banks fret over data exchanges in disorderly split – MarketWatch

Lobbyists representing some of London finance’s largest companies are demanding a legal lifeline from European policy makers to ensure data can continue to be transferred between the U.K. and the EU in the event of a crash-out Brexit. The International Regulatory Strategy Group, which is attended by representatives from the likes of BlackRock, Citigroup and […]

Brexit: May says she can get deal through with binding changes – BBC News

Brexit: May says she can get deal through with binding changes – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I am clear that I am going to deliver Brexit, deliver it on time.” Theresa May has promised EU leaders she can get the Brexit deal through Parliament if they give her legally-binding changes to it. The UK prime minister – who also vowed to […]