UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal Brexit – The Guardian

British people living in Spain will be allowed to stay there even if the UK leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal, the Spanish foreign minister has said. Alfonso Dastis said his government would ensure that the lives of Britons in Spain were not disrupted in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Spain […]

Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction – ABC News

A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on April 13, 1912 — the day before the ship hit an iceberg […]

Scotland’s broadband progress ‘is fastest in the UK’ – BBC News

Scotland’s broadband progress ‘is fastest in the UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright BT Scotland made faster progress on broadband coverage than any other part of the UK last year, according to the Scottish government. More than 800,000 homes and businesses can now benefit from fibre broadband as a result of a £428m rollout programme. Ministers say the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband scheme is on track […]

UK Trade Secretary Dismisses ‘Nightmare’ of No-Deal Brexit – Bloomberg

UK Trade Secretary Dismisses ‘Nightmare’ of No-Deal Brexit – Bloomberg

U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said leaving the European Union without a deal for future business isn’t a “nightmare scenario” for Britain. Fox said lacking a deal would subject Britain to the commercial terms and conditions set by the World Trade Organization. Liam Fox “If we have no deal and we trade on current […]

Tories under pressure over use of UK troops to sell arms to Gulf states – The Guardian

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is facing calls to reveal details of its use of British troops to sell arms after it prevented the publication of the names of countries that sent delegations to watch UK soldiers carrying out demonstrations for weapons manufacturers. Liam Fox’s department has overseen a major increase in arms sales […]

Air France boss says UK must play by the EU court’s rules after Brexit – The Guardian

As the head of Europe’s largest intercontinental airline, Jean-Marc Janaillac can speak with authority on the complexities of cross-border travel. He carries some political insight, too, because he is chief executive of a business, Air France-KLM, that is 17%-owned by the French government. At the intersection of pan-European travel and politics lies Brexit, of which […]

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast – BBC News

Storm Brian: Gale-force winds and high seas hit UK coast – BBC News

Image copyright Aaron Parsons Photography Image caption Waves crash over the cost in Porthcawl, Wales, as Storm Brian hits the UK Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas – though the weather is not as bad as predicted. Gusts of over 70mph were recorded on Saturday morning, with forecasters warning […]

One in three UK retirees will have to rely solely on state pension – The Guardian

About 15 million people have no pension savings and face a bleak future in retirement, according to a major survey of Britain’s personal finances published this week by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Lives survey of 13,000 consumers by the FCA, the biggest of its kind, found that 31% of UK adults have no private […]

Half of all UK broadband users get a bad deal, says Which? – The Guardian

Half of all broadband users in the UK are getting a raw deal from their supplier, with slow speeds, rising prices and router failures exasperating customers, according to a damning assessment of Britain’s internet services. Consumer group Which? found that 53% of households have had difficulties with their broadband, with customers of Virgin Media, TalkTalk, […]