UK police say total of climate activists arrested passes 750 – Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) – More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a Friday total of 682. The protests, organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for several days disrupted travel through parts of central […]

Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom – BBC News

Image copyright PA Theresa May says the UK “must stand up for the right of everyone” to practise their faith in peace. In her Easter message, the prime minister said she will spend her time “giving thanks in church”, but for many Christians “such simple acts of faith can bring huge danger”. About 245 million […]

UK weather: Hottest day of the year, says Met Office – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Sunbathers flocked to Bournemouth beach in Dorset on Saturday to enjoy the hot weather The Met Office has confirmed Saturday as the hottest day of the year, with 25.5C recorded in Gosport, Hampshire. And the UK is set for record-breaking temperatures over the rest of the Easter weekend, forecasters have […]

Extinction Rebellion: Met Police asks for 200 extra officers – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption About 200 extra officers from other police forces are being sent to London The Metropolitan Police has requested about 200 extra officers from neighbouring forces to help deal with the Extinction Rebellion protests in central London. Since Monday, climate change demonstrators have occupied Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square and Oxford Circus, […]

Extinction Rebellion: Police move in on London protesters – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Police officers follow a lorry which tows away Extinction Rebellion’s pink boat Police have dismantled a pink boat in central London that had formed the centrepiece of demonstrations by Extinction Rebellion protesters. However, hundreds of demonstrators later moved back into Oxford Circus, blocking traffic. The Met said 106 people had […]

Easter weather: bank holiday temperatures could break UK records – The Guardian

Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, with temperatures potentially breaking national records. Temperatures reached 25C (77F) on Good Friday and were forcecast to hit 27C on Monday. The Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said there would be dry, sunny and very warm conditions with temperatures continuing to rise slightly on Saturday […]

Change UK: ‘we’re the natural home of the remain alliance’ – The Guardian

The anti-Brexit party Change UK will this week unveil its list of 70 candidates for next month’s European elections after receiving more than 1,000 applications from former Labour, Tory, Liberal and Green party activists. The party’s interim leader, the former Tory MP Heidi Allen, who yesterday challenged other leaders to a TV debate, claimed that […]

UK weather: Easter weekend set for record temperatures – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Sunbathers flocked to Boscombe beach in Dorset on Saturday to enjoy the hot weather The UK is set for record-breaking temperatures over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters have said. Supermarkets stocked up on barbecue meats and sun cream, as the Met Office said Saturday would be “glorious”. Temperatures are […]

Are You a Very English Butler? The U.K. Government Needs You – The New York Times

But the status symbol has endured in Britain, a country that cherishes tradition and heritage. Grant Harrold, former royal butler to Prince Charles and a co-founder of The Royal School of Butlers, explained that the government’s job description was broadly in line with the requirements of a 21st-century butler. “If you watch ‘Downton Abbey,’ we […]

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