Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’ – BBC News

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no [...]

Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May told other EU leaders on Thursday that a new “UK settled status” would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years, rights to stay and access to health, education and other benefits. She said the proposals depend on other EU states guaranteeing UK citizens the [...]

Brexit: What is UK offering EU citizens? – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Since the vote to leave the EU a year ago, millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in other EU states have been living in a state of uncertainty about their future. On Thursday we were given a glimpse of the UK government’s offer to [...]

Simon Cowell’s Grenfell single tops UK chart – BBC News

Image copyright Nic-Serpell Rand Image caption Rita Ora, Kelly Jones and Stormzy all appear on the track A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week’s chart – despite only being released on Wednesday morning. More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded [...]

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears – BBC News

Media captionCamden residents react to tower block evacuations over cladding safety fears More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council says people in five towers on the Chalcots estate will be moved for “urgent fire safety works” – [...]

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’ – BBC News

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no [...]

Man who tried to import childlike sex doll to UK is jailed – The Guardian

A man who tried to import a childlike sex doll has been jailed in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the UK. Andrew Dobson, 49, was sentenced at Chester crown court on Friday to two years and eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to importing an [...]

Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson is a major Republican Party fundraiser US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK. The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many [...]

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel says Brexit is not the focus of the two-day EU summit on Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and [...]

Facebook launches drive in UK to tackle online extremist material – The Guardian

Facebook is to step up its attempts to tackle extremist material on the internet by educating charities and other non-government organisations about how to counter hate speech. The technology company will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, which includes training organisations about how to monitor and respond to extremist content [...]

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