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Britain will seek to strengthen its trading relationship with the United States this week when trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan visits New York and Washington, but a full free-trade agreement remains a distant prospect. Trevelyan will meet U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in Washington on Tuesday, and promote Britain at a meeting with investors in New York.
Downing Street will hold a Christmas staff party this year despite the furore over a gathering last December and whether it broke lockdown rules.
Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds to boost a bid to transform a prison which once held Oscar Wilde into an arts centre. Campaigners hope the move will prevent the Grade-II listed HMP Reading from being sold to housing developers. The anonymous street artist hopes to transform the Berkshire prison into a "refuge for art" with a possible £10m from the sale of a stencil used for the artwork he painted on the side of the prison in March.
From faux to real foliage, there’s no reason for a naked door this festive season
A man dressed as a festive version of the Mandalorian from Star Wars gave a weather and travel update from an icy Billings, Montana, on December 5.Yuri Williams, founder of the charity A Future Super Hero and Friends, said he decided to make the fun report as he’s travelling around the US visiting sick children, special needs children and people with disabilities. He said he’s also visiting animal shelters and homeless communities.“I decided to use the Mandalorian and change it up for the holidays into the Santalorian,” he told Storyful. Credit: Yuri Williams via Storyful
Former England and Yorkshire fast bowler Darren Gough has been appointed as the managing director of cricket for Yorkshire CCC on an interim basis. Gough, who captained the county, will remain in the role until the end of the 2022 season after the club's entire coaching staff left in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. "Like many, I have followed how the club handled the recent racism allegations with sadness and anger," Gough, who retired in 2008, said.
Grievously wounded during World War II, the Kansas lawmaker became a leading advocate for disability rights legislation
An image shared across Facebook and Twitter appears to show Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo manning a seafood stand at a wet market. The image -- shared after Robredo launched her presidential bid for 2022 -- prompted accusations from some social media users that she staged the stunt in order to "court votes". But the image has been digitally altered; Robredo's head has been inserted on the body of a Filipino seafood stallholder originally pictured by a Philippine broadcaster in 2019."My
Forecasters predict more ‘unsettled’ weather, while engineers work to reconnect around 4,700 properties to power supplies following Storm Arwen.
Putin's visit to New Delhi comes amid escalating tensions between Russia and Western nations over Ukraine.View on euronews
Winter showers swept parts of northern Maine overnight into Monday, December 6, as 3-7 inches of snow was expected to accumulate by the morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).NWS meteorologist James Sinko shared this footage of the conditions in Castle Hill, Aroostook County, in the early hours of Monday.Strong winds were expected from Monday afternoon into the night, with scattered power outages also possible, the NWS said. Credit: Meteorologist James Sinko via Storyful
The illicit drugs market in the UK has been estimated to be worth £9.4 billion a year.
A second woman who claims Ghislaine Maxwell groomed her for abuse by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein while she was a teenager took the witness stand in the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial on Monday. The woman, who is testifying under the pseudonym Kate, is the second of four women named in a 2021 indictment against Maxwell. Kate said she was 17 when she met Maxwell for tea at her London townhouse in 1994.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid is given a tour of a drug rehabilitation facility in South London where he learns about what services it offers and the process of helping people beat addiction. .
The campmates had to bid farewell to one of the celebrities.
LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) -Pope Francis condemned the exploitation of migrants for political purposes on Sunday during a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, branding the global indifference to their plight the "shipwreck of civilisation". Francis walked through the Mavrovouni camp, which holds about 2,300 people, stopping to greet dozens of refugees and giving a high five to a young African boy. He first visited the island, one of the main entry points for migrants, in 2016 and took 12 Syrian refugees back to Italy with him.
Football players carry dogs from shelter onto the pitch in bid to rehouse them
The College Football Playoff is set and it is historic: Cincinnati will play Alabama in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan will face Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve
Might it bring a Michelin star back to Glasgow? Jay Rayner isn’t sure he cares
Sir Lewis has said that the deal between Mercedes’s F1 team and Kingspan has ‘nothing’ to do with him.