UK universities need urgent Brexit ‘clarity’ from ministers – BBC News

Image caption Universities want to encourage key EU staff to stay UK universities could lose talented EU staff unless they receive “greater clarity” from the government on the post-Brexit rights of EU nationals, according to the Russell Group. The group of top research universities says Brexit is causing EU staff “uncertainty and anxiety” and making […]

‘Three Musketeer’ jihadis get life sentences for UK terror plot – BBC News

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain and Mohibur Rahman were sentenced at the Old Bailey Three would-be jihadists who dubbed themselves the Three Musketeers have been jailed for life for plotting an attack on a police or military target. Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, both of Sparkhill, Birmingham, and […]

Green & Black’s new UK chocolate bar will be neither organic nor Fairtrade – The Guardian

Green & Black’s is launching its first UK chocolate bar that is neither organic nor Fairtrade-certified. The move by the organic chocolate maker – owned by US food giant Mondelēz International, parent of Cadbury – is likely to further undermine the Fairtrade movement amid concerns about a proliferation of rival alternatives. Founded in 1991 as […]

UK acid attack survivors call for tougher sentences – Reuters

TRURO, England (Reuters) – Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017. The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, including one in […]

UK weather forecast: A windy and cloudy day expected –

Glasgow It will be bright with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These will be mostly light. A dry evening with spells of late sunshine. Gentle south-westerly winds. Max temp 16-19C (61-66F). Manchester It is expected to be mainly overcast with scattered showers, heavy for a period during the morning. Brisk westerly winds. […]

Brexit: At-a-glance guide to the UK-EU negotiations – BBC News

The UK is negotiating its exit from the European Union after the country voted to leave in a referendum in June 2016. As it stands, the UK will depart the EU on 30 March 2019 but the terms of its withdrawal and the nature of its future relationship with the EU are yet to be […]

Ikea now sells solar panels and batteries in the UK – The Verge

Ikea is now offering solar panels and home batteries to its customers in the UK. The Scandinavian furniture chain is partnering with solar firm Solarcentury for the venture, with prices for solar battery storage starting at £3,000 (about $3,970 USD). The home batteries are designed to work with existing solar panels, or as part of […]

UK faces downsizing boom with almost half of Britain’s pensioners looking to move –

Britain could be facing a downsizing boom, with almost half its pensioners across the country considering moving to a smaller home – providing a much-needed boost to the UK’s chronic housing shortage. Figures from McCarthy & Stone’s annual Retirement Confidence Index (RCI), which surveyed 3,000 UK adults aged 65 and over, reveal that 38pc of the age group would consider […]

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