UK heatwave brings hottest June day for 40 years – The Guardian

Britain experienced its hottest June day for 40 years on Wednesday as the mercury hit 34.5C at Heathrow, the Met Office said. It was the highest June temperature since the 35.6C recorded in Southampton on 28 June 1976, the hottest day of the year so far and the first time the mercury hashit 30C or [...]

Queen’s Speech: Donald Trump’s UK state visit in fresh doubt – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen’s Speech. The US president accepted the Queen’s invitation for him to travel to Britain when Prime Minister Theresa May visited Washington in January. But there have been reports that Mr Trump [...]

UK heatwave: mercury hits 33.9C at Heathrow – The Guardian

Britain experienced its hottest June day for 40 years on Wednesday as the mercury hit 33.9C at Heathrowt, the Met Office said. It was the highest June temperature since the 35.6C recorded in Southampton on 28 June 1976, the hottest day of the year so far and the first time the mercury has hit 30C [...]

UK Queen’s Husband Prince Philip Hospitalized With Infection – NBCNews.com

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip, is being treated in hospital for an infection Wednesday, according to royal officials who said he was “in good spirits.” The 96-year-old was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London late Tuesday as a precaution “for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition,” Buckingham [...]

UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK holidaymakers who make bogus food poisoning claims could go to prison, warns travel trade organisation Abta. A huge rise in false claims has left travel bosses “embarrassed” by a trend which they say is a “British problem”. Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer said the fraud is “one of the biggest [...]

UK businesses to politicians: Get it together! – CNNMoney

More uncertainty is the last thing that British businesses needed. But that’s what they’re getting. Companies and industry groups across Britain reacted with shock on Friday to election results that have thrown the country’s political system into disarray and raised questions over Brexit. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = 0; function resetValues() { [...]

UK PM pledges ‘humility and resolve’ ahead of Queen’s speech – CNBC

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UK weather: Britain could sizzle on hottest June day for 176 years – Telegraph.co.uk

Bouts of rain, heavy and thundery at times, are expected to move in from the west to initially affect parts of northern England, with potentially 20mm or 30mm of rain falling in one or two hours. More extensive thunderstorms may then spread South over a larger part of England and Wales from late Wednesday afternoon [...]

Why is productivity so low since the crisis – particularly in the UK? – The Guardian

In all major economies, the so-called productivity puzzle continues to perplex economists and policymakers: output per hour is significantly lower than it would have been had the pre-2008 growth trend continued. The figures are stark, particularly so in the UK, but also across the OECD. And while it goes without saying that economists have many [...]

Theresa May Wants To Fight Islamophobia in the UK? You Must Be Joking. – The Intercept

“There has been far too much tolerance of extremism,” declaimed Theresa May, standing outside Downing Street on Monday morning, “… and that means extremism of any kind, including Islamophobia.” The British prime minister was speaking in the aftermath of a brutal terror attack near a London mosque in which a man drove a van into [...]

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