More than 60 children of suspected British jihadists are estimated to have been caught up in Syria as terrorists and their families fled the collapsing caliphate. The British government took an initial step last November when it repatriated three kids to the UK.
Back in 2014, a mechanic from Norfolk, UK, lost a vital part of his body and self-esteem – his male genitalia. The incident was the result of a long-term perineum infection that resulted in the father-of-two losing all hope for a happy life. He was then offered the chance to undergo some radical treatment to reunite him with his important member.
With more than 17 million confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, fever and the loss of smell and cough are now believed to be one of the most common indicators of the disease resulting from the virus. Still, not all of COVID-19 patients actually display these signs.
As the United Kingdom reintroduces 2-week quarantine restrictions on arrivals from Spain, airline companies are asking customers to end their holidays early and come back home.
Harry Potter author, JK Rowling has been widely criticised recently over comments she made online that many have described as transphobic and offensive. Several actors who starred in adaptations of her novels including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne have spoken out against her.
Amid the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the country, the population is seeing rising levels of unhappiness and anxiety.
On 29 July, Downing Street announced the appointment of Richard Moore as chief of MI6, officially known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). British and American analysts have outlined the potential spheres of interest of the British spy agency's new "C".
The argument for Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom is in dire straits as the independence-supporting SNP continuously receive increase election results and are shown to be ahead in opinion polls prior to next year's Holyrood elections.
In April the fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called on the English Premier League to block the takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian consortium. Mike Ashley, the owner of The Magpies - one of the best supported clubs in the league - has been trying to sell them for a number of years.
Former Tory Charlie Elphicke served as MP for Dover from 2010 to 2019. He was suspended from the Conservative Party in November 2017 after he was accused of sex offences against two members of his staff. His membership was briefly restored in 2018, but was suspended again in July 2019 after he was charged with three counts of sexual assault.
After postponing their elections following former leader Jo Swinson's disqualification from the top position, the Liberal Democrats will be deciding who will take them forward in the post-Brexit United Kingdom.
An estimated 150,000 people in the UK have been made redundant throughout the pandemic and this number is expected to rise, particularly in October when the government’s furlough scheme is poised to end. The government has announced a new law to ensure furloughed workers will receive their full statutory redundancy payments.
The UK has previously strongly resisted the European Court of Justice (ECJ) having a say over its future trade with the EU following its departure from the bloc. But lawyers now warn that in some areas, such as the operation of trains between the UK and the European mainland, the ECJ’s role cannot be ignored.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The exquisite statue of Lord Natesh Shiva, the king of dancers, was in the possession of a private collector in London, who returned the idol to the High Commission of India in the UK in 2005. It was stolen in February 1998 from India's Ghateshwar Temple in Baroli, Rajasthan state.
Established in the post-World War II period, the Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance comprised of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, united under a UK-USA agreement to cooperate in signals intelligence.
Having served as the British Ambassador to Turkey and Director General for Political Affairs at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Moore will take up the new role in the autumn.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seeking damages from Associated Newspapers for “misuse of private information” in relation to several articles published in the Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online in February 2019. The couple - better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - have recently moved to California.
Addressing the issue of the freshly introduced restrictions on travellers coming to the UK from Spain, John Holland-Kaye warned that the new measures would hit the economy.
In August 2019, an English police officer died after being dragged by a car for a mile down a country lane in the darkness as he tried to stop a gang of teenagers stealing a quad bike. PC Andrew Harper, 28, suffered “catastrophic” injuries after his foot got caught in a towing strap behind the robbers’ car in Berkshire, west of London.
Measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19 have enormously damaged the global economy, in particular in Europe, which became one of the epicentres of the outbreak. The Bank of England previously warned that Britain was heading towards its worst recession in 300 years, but estimates show that the UK and Europe may face an even bigger crisis.