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Police called to Westminster after suspicious package delivered

Delivery comes days after packages sent to UK parliament offices of four Muslim MPs Police and ambulance crews have been called to parliament after a suspicious package was delivered to an office, days after four Muslim Labour MPs were sent ...

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UK defence secretary tells Russia ‘go away and shut up’

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson urged Russia to “go away” and “shut up” as he unveiled plans for a new chemical weapons “defence centre”. He made the comments as he announced a £48m investment in a facility that will be ...

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UK, US, Germany and France unite to condemn spy attack

Joint statement deplores ‘assault on UK sovereignty’ and says only plausible explanation is that Russia is responsible The leaders of Britain, the US, Germany and France have released a joint statement strongly condemning the Salisbury nerve agent attack as “an ...

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UK will need to impose tax rises of £30bn to balance budget – IFS

Chancellor will fail to cut deficit by 2025 without extra taxes, Institute of Fiscal Studies says Philip Hammond will need to impose tax rises worth at least £30bn to reach his target of balancing the public finances by 2025, undermining ...

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PMQs verdict: Corbyn hits May’s achilles heel with NHS zinger

After opening with Albert Thompson case, Corbyn finishes off with Stephen Hawking quote This week’s PMQs focused on the NHS, with Jeremy Corbyn emphasising Stephen Hawking’s passionate support for the health service to challenge Theresa May on the government’s NHS ...

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UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a series of measures to punish Russia Wednesday (March 14), following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury. The measures include the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, ...

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Stephen Hawking dies

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old. Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. ...

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Spring Statement: Philip Hammond hails better debt and growth forecasts

Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling inflation, debt and borrowing in his Spring Statement. He claimed the UK economy had reached a turning point and there was “light at the end of the tunnel”. ...

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London mosques get listed status celebrating Muslim heritage

Two London mosques were given special listed status Tuesday in recognition of their architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated “the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England”. The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural ...

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Spy’s poisoning is latest case to stir suspicion of Russia

Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: London’s culture, bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and foes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a move west has been lethal. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian ...

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