Tag Archives: Country: United Kingdom

01Sep/17

10th anniversary of contactless in UK

September marks 10 years since Barclaycard introduced contactless payments to the UK. As Kate King reports it’s since expanded to include wearables and mobilepay – bringing the idea of a cashless society one step closer. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Murdoch switches off Fox from UK’s Sky

Rupert Murdoch has pulled his Fox News channel from the Sky platform in Britain, where the government is assessing a bid by the media mogul to buy the broader Sky pay-TV company for $15 billion. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Juncker: No EU-UK trade talk until divorce settled

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed on Tuesday that negotiations about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Britain leaves the European Union could only start once divorce issues were resolved. Ciara Lee reports Continue reading

12Aug/17

The vending machine helping fight against HIV

An innovative vending machine for HIV tests being piloted in Britain aims to help in the fight to end the epidemic by encouraging more people to find out whether they have contracted the virus as a first step to seek treatment, a doctor said. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

26Jul/17

British summer fruit: a rarity post-Brexit?

Farmers are warning that the UK government needs to act fast to ensure a supply of seasonal migrant labour after Brexit. Arrivals are already dropping, and they warn farms could move or close down. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

26Jul/17

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, according to the UK government, in a move that follows a similar announcement by the French government. David Doyle reports. Continue reading

15May/17

UK’s May confronted by woman over disability benefit cuts

ABINGDON-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND, UK (MAY 15, 2017) (UK POOL) – Prime Minister Theresa May was confronted while out campaigning on Monday (May 15) ahead of next month’s election by an angry voter who scolded the British leader over cuts to disability benefits.
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29Apr/17

EU leaders agree to a tough stance on Brexit

EU leaders meet for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year countdown to Brexit to finalise divorce guidelines. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

18Apr/17

UK’s May shocks markets, nation with election date

Sterling surges against the dollar but UK shares slip to a two per cent loss after British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap general election to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. David Pollard reports. Continue reading