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Brexit delay set to become law after winning Lords' approval
The United Kingdom's House of Lords - the upper chamber of the nation's Parliament - has approved a bill to delay Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. The Lords passed the bill on Friday.
Conservative peers had earlier in the week threatened to filibuster the fast-tracked legislation into oblivion, and more than 100 amendments were tabled for discussion.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused his opponents of making an "extraordinary political mistake" in refusing his calls for a snap election next month.
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Mystery over where £50,000,000,000 of UK banknotes are
Around £50 billion of banknotes in UK circulation are unaccounted for, according to a public spending watchdog.
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, ...
Jobs 'crisis' twice as bad as previous recession
Employers in Britain are planning more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession, new figures show.
More than 60 MPs sign letter calling for partners to be allowed at births
More than 60 MPs are calling for NHS trusts to lift the ban on partners being bedside during births.
Standard Chartered to merge businesses, shrink some senior roles
Standard Chartered to combine retail banking, private banking and wealth management under one umbrella headed by Judy Hsu, regional CEO for Asean and South Asia.
London VCs launch joint initiative to expand funding opportunities for underrepresented founders
A group of U.K.-based VCs have come together to create a new virtual pitching event designed to address the problems with the current startup ecosystem that can lead to inequali...
NATO think-tank enrolls English-language journalists and activists covering Belarus – and Twitter looks the other way
Some of the top journalist-activists covering Belarus in English on Twitter are now working for organizations that defend the interests of Western arms manufacturers – with no d...
Assange's extradition trial to the United States resumed in London
A London court resumed the trial on Monday to decide whether the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange , should be extradited to the United States, which wants to try him for esp...
Man, 90, learns to hold funeral prayers on Zoom
A man who helps grieving Hindu families has been holding prayers and ceremonies over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown.
London’s Housing Market Lures Hong Kongers Seeking Safe Haven
Wealthy Hong Kong residents seeking to escape the city’s political upheaval are flocking to London, offering a potential lift to the capital’s ailing luxury housing market.
Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse
Stocks on Wall Street went into reverse on Thursday as shares in the five biggest US companies tumbled.
Technology and The ‘New Normal’: London Showcases How Tech Will Help Navigate Our Fast Evolving World
London Tech Week 2020 launches this week showcasing the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world.
UK: Switching to four-day week 'could create 500,000 new jobs'
A new report has found that switching to a four-day working week in the public sector could create up to half a million jobs.
How do you know when you’re old?
When does someone hit “old age”? And what does it actually mean to be “old”?
Boris Johnson plans to resign in 6 months because of lingering coronavirus health problems, according to Dominic Cummings' father-in-law
Dominic Cummings' father-in-law, Humphry Wakefield, reportedly told a member of the public that Johnson would stand down early next year.
Former headmaster admits sexual abuse in Aberdeen and Thailand
A former headmaster has admitted subjecting a girl to a catalogue of sexual abuse in Aberdeen and Asia.
Hong Kong buyers rush for UK properties after security law
Hong Konger Winnie Tong aims to move to Britain with her family in two years, but is stalling on plans to buy a house there after prices jumped almost 15% since April.
London firms should test their staff for drugs, says mayoral candidate
Every business with more than 250 employees should conduct random drug tests on their staff and share the results publicly, the Tory London mayoral candidate has said.
'Why I hate working from home'
It was fun for a week or two - a welcome change from the stresses and strains of the daily commute. But almost six months have now passed since many of us began working from hom...
What can we learn from schools that have reopened?
Millions of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to return to school within weeks, after months of disrupted education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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