Tag Archives: UK

UK Police investigate new Weinstein claims


UK police are investigating a number of sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police says he is accused of assaulting three women in separate incidents in London in the late 1980s, 1992, 2010, 2011 and 2015. Officers are looking into claims they were attacked in Westminster, Camden and west London. The Hollywood film producer has ...

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Fresh warnings as Hurricane Ophelia heads to UK


The Met Office has issued Northern Ireland with an amber weather warning as Hurricane Ophelia remains on course to hit Ireland and the UK on Monday. The warning, of “potential danger to life”, came as Ireland called a national emergency meeting. Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently blowing winds of 90mph (145km/h). The hurricane ...

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Uber lodges appeal over London ban


Uber has filed an appeal against the decision by London authorities to deny it a licence to operate in London. Last month, Transport for London (TfL) refused Uber a new private hire licence, saying the ride-hailing firm was not fit and proper. TfL said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and security implications”. The appeal process ...

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UK: Condom-detecting fingerprint test ‘set for court use’


Fingerprint technology which can detect the brand of hair gel used by a suspect or whether they have handled a condom could soon be admissible in court. The technique uses a form of mass spectrometry to detect traces of various substances within a fingerprint. It can provide “diverse information” about a suspect, including any alcohol or drug use, researchers have ...

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Mystery mourner has been crashing funerals for 14 years for free food


A phantom mourner who goes to every funeral at a local church to tuck into food at the wake has been slammed by grieving relatives. It is claimed the unnamed woman has joined mourners at almost every funeral for the last 14 years and even chats to grieving family members and at one recent funeral ate buffet food ‘like there is no ...

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Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’


Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. Prime Minister Theresa May has asked technology companies to be more proactive in shutting down online spaces where extremist ideology is shared. Google has faced ...

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Brexit: UK will ‘soon regret’ leaving EU – Juncker


The UK will “soon regret” leaving the EU, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said. Mr Juncker told the European Parliament that Brexit would be a “sad, tragic” moment for the EU but that the 27-member union would “move on”. “Brexit is not the future of Europe. It is not the be all and end all.” But, speaking in the ...

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Facebook blackmailer jailed for rapes


A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after admitting rape, despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened. Paul Leighton, 32, from Seaham, County Durham, created up to 40 fake Facebook profiles to befriend teenagers in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia. He tricked them into sending him naked selfies, then blackmailed them into abusing young ...

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Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home after medical treatment in the UK, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission. The African leader has recently faced questions at home over whether he is well enough to run the country. Since the start of 2017 he has spent more time in the UK than in Nigeria. His ...

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Email ‘most common internet activity’ in Britain


Emailing has held on to the top spot as the most common internet activity in Britain, despite the continued rise of social media, a survey has found. Some 82% of adults say they most often use the web for email, the Office for National Statistics reported – a rise of three percentage points since 2016. Finding information on goods and ...

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