British police have resumed sharing information with counterparts in the US after a brief suspension over a series of leaks by American officials to journalists providing details of the Manchester bomb investigation. It was primarily intended to send a message to US law enforcemeRead more »
Britain's economy faces a potential skills shortage as new official figures show a surge in EU migrants leaving the country in the year of the Brexit vote. Business groups warned that a sharp fall in net migration last year, driven by a dramatic increase in EU nationals fleeing the UK, meant employers risk "losing key members of staff in positions that cannot easily be replaced". The Office for National Statistics estimated long-term net migration to be 248,000 in 2016, down a "statistically significant" 84,000 from 2015.
Courtney Boyle, 18, and Philip Tron, 32, from Gateshead, have been confirmed as dead by family after the Manchester terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert. Tributes to the pair have been released through Greater Manchester Police.
Net migration to the UK fell by 84,000 people to 248,000 in 2016, driven by an increase in European citizens leaving the country, the Office for National Statistics said. In total, immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000. "The net migration change was driven by a statistically significant increase in emigration up 40,000 from 2015, mainly EU citizens and a decrease of 43,000 in immigration (not statistically significant)," the ONS said.
Political campaigning, which is due to restart tomorrow, was suspended in the wake of the attack and polling companies have also stopped publishing voting intention results as a mark of respect. Some early polls had the Tories at almost double the vote share of the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn, indicating that the most likely outcome would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Commission on Thursday to do more to curb an influx of low-paid east Europeans working on temporary assignment in France, warning that it was sapping support for the EU. After meeting EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels for the first time since defeating anti-EU nationalist Marine Le Pen to win the presidency on May 7, Macron told reporters that he was determined to reform France to revive its economy but that the EU should also protect welfare standards. "Alongside this France that reforms, that transforms, that overhauls we need a Europe that protects," Macron said.
It seems new homes run in the relationship for Selena Gomez and the Weeknd… and when I say homes I mean Hollywood Hills Mansions!! And just when we thought one was making room for the other to move in… they both go and upgrade their digs!
Londoners are a generous bunch. The Government raised £15,576 from every Londoner but we got back a share of the pot worth £12,686, so we’ve been subsidising the UK to the tune of £26.6 billion, according to experimental figures from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, our capital is one of three regions running a fiscal surplus with the rest of the country — London’s is by far the biggest — while the North-West is running a £21.8 billion deficit.
Ariana Grande's manager has said he will honour the victims of the Manchester attack by "laughing, loving and living" as he vowed to "fight on". Scooter Braun posted a series of tweets three days after the bomb attack that killed 22 people . The celebrity manager, who also represents Justin Bieber, wrote: "Tonight I got home and took my parents out to dinner.
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and become radicalised before returning to the UK to cause carnage at a gig in the city where he was born. The son of Libyan parents, who reportedly fled their native country and sought refuge in the UK, he is thought to have come back to Britain from Libya just days before the massacre. Here's everything we know about the 22-year-old Manchester Arena attacker.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars hitting cinemas in the United States (it came out a little later in the UK – we had to wait until 27 December). It's become an intrinsic part of world culture ever since, because something significantly Star Wars-y has happened every year since 1977. Don't believe us? Check out this timeline, which proves Star Wars has been with us, always. From Digital Spy
Senior European Union officials on Thursday pressed President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's human rights record while he pushed Brussels to deliver on promises of visa-free travel to Europe for Turks. Erdogan's visit to Brussels, where he was also due to attend a NATO summit, comes at a time of strain in EU-Turkey relations. The EU has expressed concern over Turkey's sacking and jailing of tens of thousands of soldiers, police, teachers and civil servants since a failed military coup last July.
A new trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones promises conflict from all corners this summer. The preview, the first look at footage from the latest episodes of the hit fantasy show, has Cersei, played by Lena Headey, warning of “enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies in the south, enemies in the north”.
Experts from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh examined data from 26 studies involving more than 2.25 million participants. The researchers found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to develop hepatocellular cancer (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer. The researchers even noted a protective effect for decaf, but added that this was "smaller and less certain than for caffeinated coffee".
By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian security forces will enter criminally controlled coca-growing areas for the first time as part of a plan to eradicate half the country's supply of the leaf made to use cocaine, the government said on Wednesday. Peru currently has 50,000 to 55,000 hectares growing in areas long controlled by heavily armed rebel groups and drug-trafficking organizations. Some 75 percent of Peru's coca is grown in a Puerto Rico-sized area of Amazon seen so far as too dangerous for police and soldiers to enter.
Analysis showing the level of vitriol meted out to British politicians on social media has revealed that one in 20 tweets to British MPs is abusive. Over a period of three months last year between 9 May and 18 August, the country's 650 MPs received a staggering 188,000 abusive messages, two thirds of them apparently from men. There was a peak of abuse on the day after the EU referendum result on 24 June and the day that Boris Johnson pulled out of the leadership race for the Conservative Party, according to the analysis by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and the think tank Demos.
By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Lenin Moreno was sworn in as Ecuador's president on Wednesday following a tight electoral race that the former vice president won on promises of maintaining the social programs of his leftist predecessor, Rafael Correa. Engineer Jorge Glas, a childhood friend of Correa, continues as vice president. Hours after the ceremony, Correa, 54, who served as president for 10 years, was taken to a hospital.
A retro revamp of Nokia's famous 3310 handset has gone on sale today, retailing for around £50. The phone can be bought from high street retailers including Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse, but some have already sold out. The device, which first came out in 2000 and was discontinued five years later, was known for its long battery life, indestructible nature and popular Snake game, with 126 million units produced.
A court in El Salvador on Wednesday sentenced seven members of a notorious criminal gang to 390 years in prison each for their part in a March 2016 massacre that shocked the crime-ravaged Central American country. The men, part of the "Barrio 18 Revolutionaries" gang, received a 35-year prison sentence for each of the 11 victims killed in the massacre, plus five years for their affiliations with illegal gangs, the attorney general's office said on Twitter. Authorities have said the gang members early last year kidnapped and killed three day labourers and eight workers of an electric company in the quiet town of San Juan Opico, some 27 miles northeast of the capital San Salvador.
Eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control Wednesday and required live ammunition to stop, corrections officials said. Officers fired 19 bullets from semi-automatic rifles and three hard foam rounds to break up the melee at Pelican Bay State Prison near the Oregon border. One was expected to be airlifted to a different hospital for a higher level of care, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
By Zoran Milosavljevic STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United finished the season on a high note by winning the Europa League because the club meticulously study their opponents before big games, manager Jose Mourinho said after a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Wednesday's final. "I am very humble when I play finals," the Portuguese coach told a news conference after an emotional triumph that followed Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead and 64 injured. It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August.
A study by the University of Bath found Central and Eastern Europe migrants' tendency to take fewer absent days from work than British workers may be nothing more than a temporary phenomenon. When their attendance rates were measured over two to four years they were more than three times less likely to be absent from work than native UK workers. It means native UK workers may be unfairly overlooked for jobs because employers have a preconception that migrants are harder workers.
It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.
The former top prosecutor in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai has been kicked out of the ruling Communist Party over a range of violations, the party said on Thursday, and a lawsuit for suspected bribe-taking will be launched. Chen Xu, who had served in Shanghai's judiciary since the 1970s, had "seriously damaged the credibility of the judiciary and social justice", the party's internal watchdog said on its website. According to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), an investigation showed Chen, 64, had violated a range of party rules governing the behaviour of cadres and he was suspected of accepting bribes.
It is a university that prides itself on being a forum for debate about social injustice and inequality. The London School of Economics was founded by Fabian socialists at the end of the 19th century: they believed education was key to liberating society from social ills. At the request of cleaners on strike over their terms and conditions, I withdrew at the last minute.