UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

Media captionA British Virgin Islands residents describe the aftermath of two hurricanes Britain will now be able to spend official development aid on hurricane hit-islands after changes to international rules agreed in Paris. During this year’s hurricane season the UK government was not able to release funds to its Caribbean territories as they were deemed […]

1m tumble dryers posing fire threat still in UK homes, MPs told – The Guardian

An estimated 1m faulty tumble dryers at risk of bursting into flames are still in UK homes, the manufacturer has admitted to MPs. Ian Moverley, communications director for Whirlpool, which makes Hotpoint and Indesit tumble dryers, said on Tuesday it had been difficult to get the message out to owners of the remaining faulty machines […]

UK police widen Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse investigation – The Guardian

The Metropolitan police have widened their investigation into Harvey Weinstein and are looking into allegations of sexual assault on seven women. Officers working on Operation Kaguyak are investigating alleged crimes said to have taken place between the late 1980s and 2015. They were all reported to the the Met between 12 and 28 October. The […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]

Forget Brexit, a sex scandal is threatening to engulf the UK parliament – CNBC

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Why Palestine activists want a UK apology over Balfour – Aljazeera.com

In the summer of 2014, an Israeli drone strike in Gaza ended Huda Mohammad’s life, along with her two children, husband, and mother-in-law. News of her death during the 50-day-long bombardment of the besieged territory reached Adie Mormech a week later when a mutual friend told him on Facebook. Just two years earlier […]

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Many economists expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade on Thursday. With low unemployment and stable economic growth – and after being nearly zero for nearly 10 years, rates are due to rise. But, there are a number of reasons why the Bank may wait for […]