Bank of England to check banks ready for disorderly Brexit
Britain-based banks should take steps to ensure they do not have to curb lending suddenly if the country leaves the European Union in a disorderly way, the Bank of England said on Monday as Prime Minister..
Foreign Secretary Johnson postpones Russia trip due to NATO meeting
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has postponed a planned trip to Russia due to a NATO foreign ministers meeting being rescheduled, a spokesman for his office said on Monday. Johnson was due..
UK to conduct major counter-terrorism exercise in October
Britain will conduct a major counter-terrorism training exercise in October across parts of Scotland and northern England, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday, days after a lone attacker killed..
BT fined record 42 million pounds for business-line installation errors
Britain's BT has been fined a record 42 million pounds ($53 million) by the regulator for failing to install high-speed lines for businesses fast enough, in an error that is likely to cost the company..
Andy Murray a doubt for Davis Cup with elbow injury
World number one Andy Murray is likely to miss Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final trip to France due to an elbow injury, his brother Jamie Murray has said. Three-times grand slam winner Murray..
U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings towards attacker say family
The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings towards the attacker. Cochran, 54..
Banks leaving UK to get time to comply with ECB rules
Banks moving from Britain to Europe due to Brexit may be given time, possibly years, to fully comply with the European Central Bank's rules, ECB executive board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said on..
Daley takes Blind bit of notice to father's sacking
Daley Blind was among the first to react to the sacking of his father Danny as coach of the Netherlands national side by posting a supportive message on social media. ''We worked together at the..
Britain reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack
Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday. British-born Khalid..
Minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable
Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a ''secret place for terrorists to communicate'' using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber..
Fresh election or direct rule looms as Northern Ireland talks fall apart
Northern Ireland could be set for a fresh election or a return to direct British rule of the province after the two main parties in negotiations to form a new government said on Sunday that talks had..
May to set out plans to reclaim legislative sovereignty
Prime Minister Theresa May will set out how her government plans to restore sovereignty over Britain's laws on Thursday, publishing a detailed paper on ending ''the supremacy of EU lawmakers''. A..
May to press for strong union on Scotland visit
British Prime Minister Theresa May will press her case on Monday for a strong union in Scotland, using a visit to staff working on international aid to say ''there is no limit to what we can do'' when..
Scotland's hopes still alive after late Martin winner
Chris Martin came off the substitutes' bench to keep alive Scotland's World Cup dreams with a dramatic 88th-minute winner in a 1-0 win that ended Slovenia's unbeaten run in European qualifying group..
UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation
Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week's attack on parliament, ''on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts'', the Metropolitan..
Captain James Cook waistcoat fails to sell at Sydney auction
A waistcoat owned by British explorer Captain James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770, has failed to sell at auction, with bids far below its anticipated million dollar price tag, the..
'Comfortable' Ozil soon to decide on his Arsenal future
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil insists he is comfortable at the North London club and will make a decision regarding his future soon with the German's contract due to expire at the end of next season..
London attack bears Islamic State 'signature' but no clear link
The ''Islamic State soldier'' who killed four people in an attack on the British parliament may have been inspired by calls to arms against the West but the militant group has given no evidence yet..
Ryding aiming to reclaim Britain's 'lost' medal
For Dave Ryding next year's Winter Olympics offers the chance to redress a ''travesty'' that inadvertently launched him on a path to become Britain's most successful World Cup skier. In 2002 Ryding..
Confusion and fear - Theresa May's London attack escape
In a less-than-slick escape from parliament when her staff appeared rattled as a lone assailant rampaged just yards away, Prime Minister Theresa May dashed around a car park and looked lost as she searched..
Britain to fire starting gun on Brexit talks
The nine-month Brexit ''phoney war'' is set to come to an end next week when British Prime Minister Theresa May notifies the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, starting two years of unprecedented..
Minister who tried to save policeman greets armed officer
British foreign affairs minister Tobias Ellwood greeted armed police at parliament on Friday, two days after he tried to revive an officer fatally stabbed in what security services believe was an Islamist..
Bank of England to charge banks for additional 'Brexit' costs
The Bank of England is to increase the fees it levies on the banks it regulates to meet additional costs resulting from Britain's move to leave the European Union - and may have to ask for more cash..
Tottenham's Alli suspended for three European games
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for three European games after picking up a straight red card in Tottenham's 2-2 Europa League draw against Belgian side Gent in February, European..
Historic win for Labour in City of London elections
Britain's Labour party won a record five seats in the City of London elections on Thursday, in a breakthrough for the party and a challenge to the centuries-old political independence of the country..
After London attack, PM May demands more action against hate from social media firms
Prime Minister Theresa May wants social media firms to do more to prevent the spread of extremist material online, her spokesman said on Friday, two days after a British-born Muslim convert killed at..
Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four
The attacker who ploughed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated..
Deutsche Bank signs up new London headquarters in show of faith in Brexit Britain
Deutsche Bank has chosen a new office for its London headquarters, signalling a vote of confidence in Britain's capital despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. The German lender..
Motor racing - Hamilton fastest in first free practise in Australia
Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets ahead of new Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in the first free practise session at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday. Hamilton clocked a flying lap of one..
Most UK employers do not plan to raise pay to match rising inflation
Most British companies do not expect to offer more generous pay deals to employees this year compared with 2016, adding to signs that higher inflation will gnaw at Britons' living standards in the months..
UK car production hit 17-year high in February
British car production hit a 17-year high in February, extending a recent trend of surging output as a strong rise in exports once again compensated for a slump in demand at home, an industry body said..
UK exporters in 'sweet spot' before Brexit, may not last
British exporters, who have been boosted by sterling's fall but are still able to trade as before the Brexit vote, are in a ''sweet spot'' that is unlikely to last indefinitely, a top Bank of England..
Scottish independence referendum debate to resume on Tuesday
Scotland's parliament will resume its independence referendum debate on Tuesday after it suspended proceedings following an attack on Britain's national parliament at Westminster, the BBC reported...
UK retail sales suffer biggest three-monthly drop since 2010 as fuel costs bite
British retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest slide in nearly seven years as higher fuel prices eroded shoppers' disposable income, official data showed on Thursday...
Tesco pulls Heineken brands from shelves
Tesco, Britain's biggest supermarket, has pulled eight Heineken brands, including Amstel, Sol and Kingfisher beer from its shelves, as part of a move to refine its alcoholic beverages offer, it said..
British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament
British police have arrested seven people in the investigation into an attacker who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism..
Retailer Next 'extremely cautious' about year ahead
British clothing retailer Next is ''extremely cautious'' about prospects for the year ahead, it said on Thursday, as it reported a 3.8 percent fall in annual profit. The company, which issued a profit..
Germany's Merkel expresses shock at London attack
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the attack in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday, and she said her thoughts were with the British people..
Five dead, around 40 injured in parliament terrorist attack
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament..
Assailant shot, policeman stabbed and several injured in parliament incident
A policeman was stabbed inside the perimeter of Britain's parliament building on Wednesday, an assailant was shot outside and several people lay bleeding on a nearby bridge, Reuters witnesses and officials..
Britain may have big Brexit bill to settle with EU Investment Bank
Britain's bill for settling its financial position with the European Investment Bank after Brexit may be costly, the EIB's chairman said on Wednesday, calling for ''civilised'' divorce talks that could..
EU sets Brexit talk conditions, priority for people, money, borders
The European Union's chief negotiator for Britain's exit from the bloc spelled out on Wednesday the EU's conditions and priorities for the talks, stressing the need for early agreements on citizens'..
Scottish parliament to seek new independence vote despite UK govt rebuff
Scotland's devolved parliament will vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum, despite Prime Minister Theresa May having said ''now is not the time'' for..
LinkedIn tries to hook more users with business news section
LinkedIn on Wednesday plans to launch a section on its network dedicated to business news, seeking to draw users onto the service more frequently to read and talk about current events, company officials..
UK to ask insurers to be realistic over airline laptop curbs
British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he would be contacting insurers on Wednesday to ask them to be ''realistic'' about the curbs on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain..
Thames Water hit with record fine for polluting River Thames
One of Britain's biggest water companies was handed a record 20 million pound fine on Wednesday for pumping sewage into the River Thames, killing wildlife and spreading sickness among livestock and..
Future EU-UK ties should be based on enhanced Canada deal says Dutch council
Britain's future relationship with the European Union should be based on the bloc's free trade agreement with Canada but enhanced with services-related elements from its association agreements with..
Ferguson urges Manchester United to aim for Europa League glory
Manchester United should focus on winning the Europa League this season, which would bring the club a trophy they have never won and secure qualification for next season's Champions League, former manager..
Leaving EU without deal would damage UK non-financial services
Failing to reach a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union risks significant damage to Britain's trade in non-financial services, a committee of members of the upper house of parliament..
Not oil but trade - the economic case for Scottish independence
While the economic case for Scottish independence once centred on oil, people like company director Niall McLean now argue that trade is the way to ensure their country's future prosperity - and avoid..
UK royals' sibling rivalry? Princess Anne says GMO crops have benefits
Britain's Princess Anne may have sparked some royal sibling rivalry after saying genetically modified crops had real benefits to offer, putting her at odds with her older brother Charles who says they..
UK MPs demand more answers from VW over diesel scandal
British members of parliament have written to Volkswagen seeking more answers from the German carmaker over the diesel emissions scandal, after criticising the firm for failing to adequately respond..
Hard work, tough decisions will improve Southgate's England
Gareth Southgate is determined to ensure England have a successful 2018 World Cup campaign but knows that ''challenging conversations'' are needed to help the side move on from recent setbacks at major..
Ireland must be ready to shut down Bale, says Keane
Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane has urged his side to relish the challenge of facing Wales forward Gareth Bale, while making sure the Real Madrid man has no room in which to operate in their World..
Brexit banks set to avoid lengthy euro zone entry test
Banks in London that relocate operations to the euro zone after Brexit are likely to be spared a lengthy entry test by regulators, making it easier for them to shift, according to two officials with..
Brexit to shape rethink of EU financial supervision
A more powerful securities watchdog may be needed in the European Union to counter market fragmentation after Britain, its biggest financial centre, leaves the bloc, an EU consultation paper said on..
Palace clean sheets down to Allardyce, says Tomkins
Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins has given credit to manager Sam Allardyce for the team's recent revival after a third consecutive Premier League victory without conceding a goal bolstered their..
Google to revamp policies and hire staff after UK ad scandal
Google vowed on Tuesday to police its websites better by ramping up staff numbers and overhauling its policies after several companies deserted the internet giant for failing to keep their adverts off..
Home comforts can lift Swansea clear, says Clement
Two home wins in a row lifted Bournemouth clear of the relegation zone and Swansea City manager Paul Clement has urged his squad to follow suit as they prepare for back to back home games against Middlesbrough..
Best-paid former BHS executives gain most from Green's pension deal
British retail tycoon Philip Green's deal with the regulator to plug a hole in the pension schemes of collapsed department store BHS will see a small number of the highest-paid former managers benefit..
IRA street fighter turned statesman, Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland's 30-year conflict, died on Tuesday after a decade as deputy first..
Optimism in UK factories surges to 22-year high as exports rebound - CBI survey
Optimism among British factories surged to a 22-year high in March as exports rebounded, a survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs manufacturing has benefited from sterling's fall after the Brexit..
BMW says UK remains important but Brexit uncertainty looms
German car manufacturer BMW, which owns the Mini brand, said the importance of Britain as a manufacturing location hinged on how successfully it negotiates its exit from the European Union. BMW's..
Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London
An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State fighters in 2015 is to be remade from empty Iraqi date syrup cans and displayed in Trafalgar Square in London. The work by U.S..
Trump was being a gentleman, May says on holding hands
Donald Trump was being a gentleman, British Prime Minister Theresa May said, describing when the U.S. president held her hand during her visit to Washington earlier this year. In an interview with..
Inflation reaches 2.3 percent, shooting past Bank of England target
British inflation last month shot past the Bank of England's 2 percent target for the first time since the end of 2013, potentially adding to uneasiness among some officials at the central bank about..
Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' tops U.S. Billboard charts for second week
British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week. Sheeran's ''Divide..
PM May to launch EU divorce proceedings on March 29
Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe...
Stay or go? EU nationals struggle with UK residency rules as Brexit looms
Amid the insecurity of what will happen after Brexit, tens of thousands of European nationals are struggling - and often failing - to negotiate the bureaucracy that decides whether they can stay in..
Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, turns 100
Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War Two with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honoured on her 100th birthday on Monday with her image projected onto the iconic..
UKAD alarmed by drug use in British amateur sport
Drug use in amateur sport in Britain is 'fast becoming a crisis', UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said on Monday in response to a BBC poll that revealed widespread use of performance enhancing substances at grassroot..
Boris Johnson says Jeremy Fleming to head GCHQ spy agency
Jeremy Fleming, the deputy director general of Britain's internal security service, will become the new head of intelligence eavesdropping service GCHQ, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday..
Asking prices for UK homes show solid gain in Feb-March
Asking prices for homes in England and Wales are showing above-average increases as a shortage of properties for sale outweighed any nervousness about Brexit, a survey published by property data firm..
Surman says Cherries still in survival fight despite gap
Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman maintains his side are still involved in a relegation battle despite moving nine points clear of the drop zone with Saturday's 2-0 victory over Swansea City...
Bookmakers offer 5/1 odds for snap UK election
British bookmaker odds indicated a 17 percent probability that Prime Minister Theresa May would call a snap general election after media speculation she could go to the polls. ''As the rumour mill..
London police simulate Thames boat hijacking in counter-terror exercise
London police simulated a hijacking of a tourist boat on the River Thames on Sunday as part of training for a possible terror attack. The Metropolitan Police said more than 200 police officers and..
Spurs and United keep up pressure as City and Liverpool draw
Tottenham Hotspur kept Chelsea just about within their sights at the top of the Premier League on Sunday by beating Southampton 2-1 and Manchester United improved their prospects by moving into fifth..
May starts UK tour before pulling Brexit trigger
Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday as part of a plan to engage with all the nations of the United Kingdom before she formally launches Britain's departure from the European Union...
Scottish leader softens stance on possible independence vote timing
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday softened her stance on the potential timing of a second independence referendum after Prime Minister Theresa May rejected her call to hold a vote..
Rugby - Lions captain not guaranteed place in test side
Being chosen to captain the British and Irish Lions for their tour of New Zealand will be a great honour, coach Warren has said, but no guarantee of a place in the starting test side. The Lions embark..
Chelsea benefiting from Costa's cool head, says Courtois
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is unlikely to win any 'fair play' awards this season but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says the fiery forward has become much better at controlling his temper despite relentless..
Paul McCartney should wait to get back Beatles songs, Sony/ATV says
Paul McCartney, who has waited decades to reclaim ownership of hundreds of the Beatles' songs, should wait a little longer rather than continue his U.S. lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC..
Ed Sheeran storms U.S. Billboard charts
Ed Sheeran stormed the U.S. charts on Monday, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album ''Divide'' and also topping the digital songs chart with lead single ''Shape of You.'' The..
UK to question Google after advertisements appear alongside extremist videos
Britain on Friday will question executives from Google over why advertisements marketing the government's services were appearing alongside videos carrying hate speech and extremist content on its YouTube..
Fighting for 'precious union', UK's May rebuffs Scottish independence ambitions
Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Friday to fight for the ''precious, precious union'' of the United Kingdom, unveiling what she called her Plan for Britain with a warning to Scotland not to pursue..
GCHQ dismisses as ridiculous claims it helped spy on Trump
Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency dismissed claims made on a U.S. television station that it helped former President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump after last year's U.S. presidential election..
George Osborne to edit London's Evening Standard newspaper
George Osborne, who lost his job as British Chancellor after the EU referendum in June, was appointed editor of London's Evening Standard, the newspaper's owner Evgeny Lebedev said on Friday. ''I..
Energy market is not working, May says
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday her government would look into the energy market because it is ''one market that is manifestly not working for all consumers''. In a speech to her..
Brexit costly in trade terms whatever deal reached with EU says former WTO head
Britain's departure from the European Union will be costly for both sides in trade terms, however good the exit deal reached, former head of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy said on Thursday..
Union threatens industrial action at Bank of England over pay
Workers at the Bank of England could vote to take industrial action this year to register their anger over pay after the central bank offered a below-inflation annual rise, Britain's biggest union said..
Manchester United not ready to dominate again says Mourinho
Manchester United are not ready yet to become the dominant force in English football they were during the trophy-laden years of the Alex Ferguson era, manager Jose Mourinho has said. United have..
Injured Pogba ruled out of Manchester United's trip to Boro
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Sunday's Premier League trip to Middlesbrough with a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho has said. Pogba was replaced by midfielder Marouane..
British regulator to investigate Sky takeover by Murdoch's Fox
The British government has referred Rupert Murdoch's planned 11.7 billion pound takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to regulators to decide if the deal is in the public interest. Media Secretary..
UK commercial property recovery losing steam index shows
Growth in British commercial property prices slowed for a second month in February, a closely-watched index showed on Thursday, denting a recovery seen in the last quarter of 2016 following Britain'..
Brits still waiting for full Brexit comedy dividend
They were the two stories that rocked the Western world last year. But while Donald Trump's election injected new life into U.S. political comedy, the British are still waiting for Brexit to usher in..
Brexit costly in trade terms whatever deal reached with EU
Britain's departure from the European Union will be costly for both sides in trade terms, however good the exit deal reached, former head of the World Trade Organization Pascal Lamy said on Thursday..
'Now is not the time' May tells Scotland on independence vote
Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government on Thursday ''now is not the time'' for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the..
Sainsbury's highlights cost price pressure as sales edge lower
Britain's Sainsbury's on Thursday reported a slight fall in underlying quarterly sales in its core supermarkets business and cautioned over uncertainty regarding cost pressures. All of Britain's..
MP urges FCA to look into possible data leaks
The head of a British parliamentary committee has asked a regulator to look into media reports, including one by Reuters, about movements in financial markets ahead of economic data releases that raised..
Conservatives fined over election expenses, police alerted
Britain's ruling Conservative Party has been fined 70,000 pounds for breaching rules which govern spending during an election campaign and the matter has been referred to police, Britain's Electoral..