Mother and son killed as fierce winds and high waves hit UK coasts – The Guardian

A mother and her seven-year-old son were among three people who died on Saturday as strong winds and rain battered parts of Britain’s coast. The 37-year-old woman and the boy were among five people pulled from the sea after they got into difficulty while playing at Aberdeen beach. They later died in hospital. Another boy, […]

U.K. Economic Stamina Not Assured After Early Brexit Resilience – Bloomberg

U.K. Economic Stamina Not Assured After Early Brexit Resilience – Bloomberg

The U.K. economy has shown some post-Brexit strength. All it needs now is stamina. Focus is on whether the economy can sustain the initial robust readings that came last week. Labor-market resilience and the best retail-sales growth in any July since 2002 helped push Citigroup Inc.’s Economic Surprise Index, which measures the data’s strength relative […]

North Korea calls UK-based defector ‘human scum’ – BBC News

North Korea calls UK-based defector ‘human scum’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Thae (seen on the right in this file picture) is now under the protection of South Korea North Korea has branded a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as “human scum”. Thae Yong-ho, deputy envoy in London, and his family are now under the protection of the […]

Outrage over photos of UK hunter posing with dead elephant and zebra – The Independent

Outrage over photos of UK hunter posing with dead elephant and zebra – The Independent

A Scottish farmer has caused outrage after posing for photographs with the the bodies of an elephant, water buffalo and other African animals that he had shot dead. Ian Evans, of Wigtonshire in south-west Scotland, also killed antelope and zebra while on several trips to reserves in South Africa. His daughter-in-law, Helen Winters, who posted these photos online, has also accused […]

Most EU citizens want UK to remain, study suggests – The Guardian

Voters in six European Union countries are overwhelmingly in favour of Britain remaining in the 28-nation bloc – but if it votes to leave, many also feel the UK should be punished by exclusion from the single market. According to a study of 8,000 voters in Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Spain and Sweden by the […]

Polish Express newspaper creates guide to the UK’s benefits system – Daily Mail

Polish Express newspaper creates guide to the UK’s benefits system – Daily Mail

Polish Express created guide for how to bag the best benefits when in UK Features sections on every type of welfare and image of money on a tree Critics have blasted it as ‘encouraging’ out of work migrants to head here 111,000 Polish National Insurance requests registered in Britain last year By Euan McLelland For […]

EU referendum: Donald Tusk says talks over UK changes fragile – BBC News

EU referendum: Donald Tusk says talks over UK changes fragile – BBC News

Image copyright AP Image caption The two men conceived the draft renegotiation package that must be agreed by all 28 states The man responsible for trying to broker a deal over the renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership has said the process is “fragile”. Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said he had cancelled all […]

EU reform will not deter UK-bound migrants – Jose Manuel Barroso – BBC News

Media captionEx-European Commission president says availability of jobs is more important Cutting benefits for new EU migrants would not put people off wanting to move to the UK, a former European Commission president has said. Jose Manuel Barroso said plans for an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for migrants was a creative compromise but would […]