Trump Links Crime Surge in UK to ‘Radical Islamic Terror.’ Here Are the Facts – TIME

President Donald Trump linked a 13% increase in crime in parts of the United Kingdom last year to “radical Islamic terror” on Friday morning, but the full picture is considerably more nuanced. The report, published by the government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Oct. 19, shows that police recorded 5.2 million offences in England […]

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog – BBC News

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The government will struggle to deliver the “huge changes” required to the UK’s borders in time for Brexit, Meg Hillier, chairwoman of the Commons public accounts committee. The Labour MP was responding to a report by the National Audit Office, the UK’s spending watchdog. The report warned of a significant increase […]

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet – BBC News

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just […]

UK denies that it’s increased its cash offer to leave the EU – CNBC

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Longer beaks in UK great tits ‘down to garden feeders’ – BBC News

Longer beaks in UK great tits ‘down to garden feeders’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The British love of feeding birds may have caused great tits to evolve longer beaks than their counterparts in Europe, according to an academic study. The study compared the DNA of more than 3,000 birds in the UK and the Netherlands and established “genetic differences” in terms of beak lengths. Differences […]

UK may consider electric vehicle subsidy to increase cycling – The Guardian

The UK government could potentially consider providing subsidies for electric bicycles and electric cars as part of a concerted policy effort to get more people cycling, the roads minister, Jesse Norman, has said. With the UK facing health crises from pollution and inactive living, other plans could include using electric cargo bikes to deliver packages […]

Foreign cops do SA’s job as FBI, UK agencies probe Guptas – Times LIVE

He said his motivation was that UK authorities were more likely than those in South Africa to take action. “People who are part of the investigation [in South Africa] are involved in state capture.” Hain asked that UK law enforcement and regulatory authorities ask all financial institutions in their jurisdiction to review their exposure to […]

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks – BBC News – BBC News

Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks – BBC News – BBC News

EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by […]