Top pay in UK up by 11% as workers’ wages fail to match inflation | Business

Pay for chief executives at Britain’s biggest listed companies rose more than six times faster than wages in the wider workforce last year as the average boss’s pay packet hit £3.9m. Chief executive pay at businesses on the FTSE 100 index surged 11% on a median basis in 2017 while average worker earnings failed to […]

Car Crashes Into Security Barriers At U.K. Parliament; At Least 3 Injured : NPR

Car Crashes Into Security Barriers At U.K. Parliament; At Least 3 Injured : NPR

Police stand in the street after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, on Tuesday. Hannah Mckay/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Hannah Mckay/Reuters Police stand in the street after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, on Tuesday. Hannah Mckay/Reuters Updated at 6:45 a.m. ET […]

British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, says survey

British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, says survey

British Asians are more socially conservative – and more optimistic – than the wider UK population, a ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests. Nomia Iqbal sat down with Aishah Din, Neelam Heera, Jaspreet Singh and Nabila Haider to discuss the survey’s findings. Source link

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that 440 more British military personnel will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. But how do the UK and US allies see their role in the country? The additional troops will be ferrying international advisors safely around the country’s capital city, Kabul, in their Foxhound […]

Moss Side shooting was attempted multiple murder, police say | UK news

Detectives are investigating the attempted murder of multiple people after a shotgun was fired during a busy street party, injuring 12 revellers including a 12-year-old child. Police said it was lucky no one was killed by the “completely reckless” shooting while hundreds celebrated a Caribbean carnival in Manchester’s Moss Side. Armed police found several people […]

Cornwall hit by ‘tourist overcrowding’ amid UK heatwave

Cornwall hit by ‘tourist overcrowding’ amid UK heatwave

Image caption Porthcurno beach and Kynance Cove in west Cornwall are no longer being promoted by Cornwall’s tourist board Cornwall is “struggling to cope” with “unprecedented mass tourism” this summer, it is being claimed. Visit Cornwall, the county’s tourist board, said it had actively stopped promoting two beaches because of problems caused by overcrowding. Porthcurno […]

Explosion at Salisbury military hardware factory kills one | UK news

A 29-year-old man has been killed and a 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after an explosion at a military hardware factory near Salisbury, police have said. Emergency services from across Wiltshire were called to the incident at the Chemring Countermeasures site north of the city shortly before 5pm on Friday. Wiltshire police have […]

Fresh insight into invasive plant that blights UK rivers — ScienceDaily

New research into the behaviour of an invasive plant seen on riverbanks across the UK could help improve the management of the problem, experts have found. The University of Stirling study provides clues as to why the abundance of Himalayan balsam — which has an adverse impact on native plants and river habitats — varies […]

BBC Weather forecast: HEAVY rain in UK this weekend to end heatwave | Weather | News

BBC Weather forecast: HEAVY rain in UK this weekend to end heatwave | Weather | News

BBC Weather meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker warned there are “dark clouds on the horizon” and urged Britons to “take a brolly” on Friday as rain continues to halt the British heatwave. The BBC forecaster said: “In the last few days we really have seen some dramatic shifts in the weather pattern from the heatwave in the […]