Charlie Gard: parents abandon appeal in case of terminally ill UK infant – Vox

For months, the legal battle between the parents of terminally ill infant Charlie Gard and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital has raged on. Gard’s case has prompted wider questions on both sides of the Atlantic about end-of-life care, state-funded health care, and whether parents or medical professionals have the right to make medical decisions about […]

Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences – BBC News

Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chlorinated chicken is a familiar feature on US shelves but is banned in the EU Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. The international trade secretary said the issue of whether the current UK ban […]

UK should increasingly expect record winter rains, says Met Office – The Guardian

Fears have been raised that the UK could soon see a repeat of the sort of flooding that has hit in recent years after forecasters predicted a one-in-three chance there would be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. The Met Office used a supercomputer to simulate possible extreme weather conditions to […]

Tearful parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday, saying his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery, in a case they said had touched the world. The parents said their 11-month-old son might have been able to live […]

The IMF is right to downgrade its forecast for the UK – The Guardian

Three months before the start of the biggest financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash, the International Monetary Fund confidently predicted that the world economy looked “well set” for robust growth in 2007 and 2008. Sure, there were risks, said the IMF, but these seemed less threatening in April 2007 than six months previously. The […]

Tesco takes on Amazon with same-day delivery across UK – BBC News

Tesco takes on Amazon with same-day delivery across UK – BBC News

Image copyright Alamy Tesco is launching a same-day delivery service across the UK to compete with online retail giant Amazon. The UK’s biggest supermarket chain already allows customers in London and the South East to order groceries for same-day delivery. Now it says it will extend the service across most of the rest of the […]

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts – BBC News

IMF downgrades UK and US growth forecasts – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The IMF’s forecast for UK growth in 2018 is unchanged The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by […]

UK Entrepreneurs Blame Political Leaders As Confidence Slides – Forbes

British entrepreneurs are cautiously optimistic about the outlook for their own businesses but far gloomier about the prospects for the rest of the economy, new research shows, with confidence in the ability of political leaders to deliver a supportive environment plummeting. Nearly four out five entrepreneurs – some 78 per cent – expect their businesses to […]

The UK ignores China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan at its peril – The Guardian

The UK risks being marginalised after Brexit if it does not revitalise its infrastructure to engage with the huge markets developing in central Asia. But the UK government’s recent transport investment strategy virtually ignores the greatest infrastructure programme the world has ever seen. The multi-billion dollar Belt and Road initiative, led by China, is a […]

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