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.
Late last week, London police launched an investigation into a series of anti-Semitic tweets made by the grime music star Wiley after the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism called for his Twitter account to be closed so as "to prevent further outpouring of anti-Jewish venom".
Hollywood star Johnny Depp has always denied he struck his then wife Amber Heard during their relationship. His libel case against The Sun newspaper over an article written by its executive editor Dan Wootton in April 2018 draws to a close this week.
Earlier in the day, Mizan news agency reported a fuel tank explosion at a parking lot in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah that caused a conflagration in the area.
If coronavirus had not struck when it did, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be taking place now. But as doubts swirl about it even taking place next year, some athletes are faced with difficult questions about their sporting futures.
The hearing is related to a 2018 article by The Sun which claimed that Depp physically abused his wife, and caused her to fear for her life. The actor has denied all the accusations in the article and argued that it was he who suffered from Heard's allegedly abusive temper.
No 10's COVID response has apparently become the last straw for Scots already frustrated with Boris Johnson's tough Brexit approach. According to the two latest Panelbase polls, roughly 55% of Scottish respondents want to split from the UK. Britain's observers have discussed the growing independence sentiment among northerners.