UK population shows sharpest rise in almost 70 years – The Guardian

The UK population has risen at its sharpest rate in nearly 70 years, official figures show, with London accounting for a significant chunk of the increase. Demographers’ latest calculations show an estimated 65,648,000 people living in the country at the end of June last year, up 538,000 on the year before, which is the largest […]

Other UK High Rises Use Cladding Blamed in London Fire – New York Times

Other UK High Rises Use Cladding Blamed in London Fire – New York Times

Mrs. May’s announcement — made at the start of a parliamentary discussion — left lawmakers visibly surprised. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “Shortly before I came to this chamber, I was informed that a number of tests have come back as combustible,” Mrs. May told lawmakers. “The relevant local authorities and local fire services […]

UK factories have best month for orders since 1988 – business live – The Guardian

For those of us who have been following the Greek economic tragedy for many years, much of the European view continues to defy economic logic – and for a simple reason: European politicians worry about the domestic political consequences of granting Greece debt relief, especially ahead of Germany’s federal election in September. Offering debt relief, […]

Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze – The Guardian

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has squeezed living standards, hit consumer spending and dampened the country’s growth prospects, a Guardian analysis of economic news over the year since the referendum shows. One year since voters narrowly opted for Brexit, the Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news paints a gloomy picture, with households facing rising […]

UK weather: Heatwave set for stormy end as heavy rain sweeps across Britain – Telegraph.co.uk

The sweltering temperatures placed “unprecedented demand” on ambulance services in London, with people fainting, collapsing and becoming unconscious in the heat. On Monday, London Ambulance Service call handlers answered 6,613 emergency calls, compared with 4,695 the week before – a 41 per cent increase – and the service warned this was expected to continue while the […]

A Somber Queen’s Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK – NPR

A Somber Queen’s Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The UK – NPR

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attend the state opening of Parliament on Wednesday in London. This year, the ceremony was scaled back, with the queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the crown or robes of state. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II and […]

Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News – BBC News

Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Connected cars will alert the driver if an emergency vehicle is nearby A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year by trials on public roads. Autodrive – a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – showed off how autonomous cars can talk […]

Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News

Green light for UK driverless car road trials – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Connected cars will alert the driver if an emergency vehicle is nearby A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year by trials on public roads. Autodrive – a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – showed off how autonomous cars can talk […]

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