In UK, All 75 Buildings Tested So Far for Fire Safety Have Failed – New York Times

One of the residents, Roger Evans, 51, who works in film production, has lived for three years at Taplow, one of the towers in the Chalcots Estate. He said on Monday that security staff members at the building had tried to block him from entering his apartment, that the council was threatening legal action if […]

Brexit: EU citizens living in UK will have to join special ID register – The Guardian

All 3 million EU citizens resident in Britain will have to apply for inclusion on a “settled status” register if they want to stay in the country after Brexit under Home Office proposals. A 15-page policy paper proposes a “light touch” online system to process applications that will give applicants the same “indefinite leave to […]

UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy … – The Guardian

The UK’s ambitious target of slashing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years is at risk because of government dithering on energy policy, industry professionals have warned. A survey by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy sector, has found that four fifths of its members believe the UK is currently […]

Japan seeks early free trade talks with UK amid Brexit fears – The Guardian

Japan wants to hold early free trade talks with Britain, in a sign of growing concern among the country’s businesses over post-Brexit access to the European market. Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is hoping to soften the blow that Britain’s expected withdrawal from the single market could inflict on Japanese companies by starting informal talks […]

The charts that shows how the UK loves Harry Potter – Telegraph.co.uk

The first Harry Potter book was released exactly 20 years ago today. Since then, it has broken many world records on book sales. More than 500 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide and the series has been translated into 79 languages. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest selling books […]

UK on track to miss carbon emissions target due to stalled energy policy – The Guardian

The UK’s ambitious target of slashing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years is at risk because of government dithering on energy policy, industry professionals have warned. A survey by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy sector, has found that four fifths of its members believe the UK is currently […]

UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20% since indoor smoking ban – The Guardian

Deaths from heart disease and strokes caused by smoking have fallen dramatically since lighting up in pubs, restaurants and other enclosed public places in England was banned 10 years ago. New figures have shown that the number of smokers aged 35 and over dying from heart attacks and other cardiac conditions has dropped by over […]