UK toys celebrated on Royal Mail stamps – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption All the toys in the new set of stamps were made in the UK. The UK’s favourite toys from the past 100 years are being celebrated in a new set of stamps from the Royal Mail. Characters in the set include the Sindy doll and Action Man, as well as […]

UK weather forecast: Cloudy and humid in the south with highs of 22C –

London A mostly dry and fine day with increasing sunny spells. Warm. A light south-easterly breeze. Max temp 22-25C (72-77F). Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire A bright day with increasing spells of sunshine, especially in the afternoon but with the risk of a few showers. Warm. Moderate easterly winds. Max temp 21-24C (70-75F). South West A few isolated showers […]

Brexit: UK seeks ‘close co-operation’ on legal disputes deal – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is to call for “close co-operation” with the EU to resolve cross-border legal disputes after Brexit. An agreement will be needed on how divorces, commercial disputes and consumer claims that span multiple countries are handled. Currently EU regulations specify how the appropriate court is chosen. Lawyers have warned that […]

UK’s Brexit Trade Stance Leaves Irish PM Confused and Puzzled – Bloomberg

UK’s Brexit Trade Stance Leaves Irish PM Confused and Puzzled – Bloomberg

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he remains “confused and puzzled” about the U.K.’s global trading plans after Brexit, as the clock ticks down in talks on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union. The U.K. government seems to be suggesting it wants all the advantages of being in the EU, but none […]

UK Promises to Prosecute Online Hate Crimes Vigorously –

LONDON — British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people. New guidelines issued Monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the […]

UK calls on EU to prevent leaks of sensitive information after Brexit – The Guardian

The UK has called on the European Union to prevent sensitive government information leaking out after Brexit, in a tit-for-tat proposal that underlines the increasing distrust between London and Brussels. In the latest in a series of position papers outlining the two sides’ legal obligations upon separation, British officials have demanded that any information marked […]

Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans – BBC News

Image copyright PA The UK government has set out proposals to ensure trade in goods and services can continue on the day the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. A position paper calls for goods already on the market to be allowed to remain on sale in the UK and EU without additional restrictions. […]

How to view today’s solar eclipse from the UK – The Guardian

With moon about to pass in front of the sun, blocking its rays from falling on the US in a total solar eclipse, it is not only stargazers in America who might want to reach for their protective glasses – a partial eclipse is expected to be visible elsewhere, including the UK. While viewers in […]

A full solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 2090 – Evening Standard

North Americans will be treated to a rare phenomenon if they step outside today. For the first time in over 100 years, parts of the US will experience a total solar eclipse, with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes.  More than 12 […]