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Sterling skidded again on Friday, hitting its lowest in more than two years, after an unexpected second quarter contraction in the economy alarmed investors already fretting that Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit. The pound, which has lost 3.7% of its value against the dollar since arch-Brexiteer Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s arrival in office […]

Over 100 passengers who were kept on a plane that landed at Manchester airport in northern England on Friday after a woman had fallen ill on the flight have been given the all-clear to disembark, airline Flybe said. Earlier, Flybe said it was working closely with Public Health England to collect contact details from the […]

Two workers from a British CCTV firm pleaded guilty on Friday to accessing graphic mortuary footage, later circulated on social media, of the body of the late Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash in January. Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales […]

Jeremy Corbyn says no-deal Brexit during an election would be “an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic.” In a letter to cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill, Britain’s most senior government official, Corbyn said Labour would never support leaving the European Union without a deal and was concerned after reports suggested Johnson would do exactly that. Earlier this month, […]

Manchester United succeeded in offloading striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on a transfer deadline day which saw plenty of business Belgian Lukaku, who spent two years with United after 75 million-pound ($91 million) move from Everton, joined Inter for a fee reported to be around 80 million euros. United had been keen to move on […]

Sajid Javid will carry out an exercise to ensure departments have the financial certainty they need to deliver their plans on public services. The Spending Round, which is due to complete in September, will support the commitments made by the Prime Minister since he came to office including the recruitment of 20,000 extra police officers […]

Circuit returned to F1 in 2015 Mexico will stay on the Formula One calendar for three more years after a new contract was signed, with the sport set to expand to a record 22 races next season. Formula One said the race would change its name to the Mexico City Grand Prix from 2020 to […]

Hundreds of people gathered at the world’s most famous zebra crossing on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles created one of the best-known album covers in music history and an image imitated by countless fans ever since. The picture of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr striding […]

A British teenager will go on trial next year accused of throwing a six-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern gallery. The 17-year-old, who wore a blue T-shirt at a short hearing in London’s Old Bailey Court, was remanded to a youth detention centre. He is accused of attempted murder. […]

The number of same-sex couples living together in Britain has jumped by more than 50 percent in three years, driven by a big surge in gay marriage, according to official statistics. There were 232,000 same-sex couples living together last year, up from 152,000 in 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The biggest rise […]