The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was set up in 2014 to expose official failures to bring child abusers to justice. But a victim of the Rotherham grooming gang accused the inquiry of trying to "bury" the scandal of Asian men abusing teenage girls for decades with impunity.
The Royal Thames Yacht Club of Knightsbridge, London, is the world’s oldest operational yacht club. Past commodores include a number of monarchs from the Royal Family. Andrew was gifted the position as commodore by The Queen in 2015 in celebration of his 55th birthday.
Last week, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the government hopes the country's new three-tiered COVID-19 local lockdown system will be effective enough so that the strict social distancing measures can be lifted in time for the Christmas holidays.
Earlier this month, Boris Johnson's government introduced a new three-tier system, meaning different levels of anti-pandemic response for areas with varying infection rates. The capital was at first on medium alert (tier one), but was then moved to tier two as the number of cases spiked.
Last year, the UK Department for International Development voiced concern over a drastic increase in the number of sexual exploitation- and harassment-related allegations against its staff.
Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of interfering in the domestic affaris of other countries, stressing that they are all unsubstantiated.
Prince Charles' words of sympathy for the Queen's representative in Australia came just four months after the ouster of the Whitlam cabinet, which resulted in a constitutional crisis in the country in the mid-1970s.
The British government has been revealed to be the main, if not sole, funder of key anti-corruption and transparency organisations based in Venezuela, according to information obtained via freedom of information requests.
Diana Christea, who was 18 at the time, and her boyfriend Joel Osei injected Adrian Murphy with the drug Scopolamine so they could rob him. Later Christea tried to pin the blame entirely on Osei, who had posed as a gay man on hook-up app Grindr to gain access to Murphy's home.
The Shetland Space Centre could see up to 30 rocket launches per year carrying satellites of up to 600 kg in weight into orbit following the decision by Lockheed Martin's UK division. The remote far northern location of the Shetland Islands would avoid rockets overflying built-up areas.
In January 2016 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, proposed a Holocaust Memorial be built in Victoria Towers Gardens, next to the Palace of Westminster. But the memorial has been opposed by local residents and many prominent Jews.
Since protests in Nigeria began earlier this month, the local government has announced the dissolution of a special police squad, but people are still hitting the streets.
Liz Truss hailed a bright future in tech industries for north-east England the day before she signed a bilateral free trade deal with Japan, the first since the UK left the EU this year. Japanese carmaker Nissan employs 7,000 people at its Sunderland plant.
Earlier this month, Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK's Department of Health and Social Care, admitted that thousands of COVID-19 cases were recently missed due to an apparent software glitch in the government's test and trace system.
Fishing rights remains one of the main issues in the divorce talks, as some bloc members, including France and the Netherlands, demand that London effectively remain part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which means that three-quarters of fish stocks in the UK's extensive maritime exclusive economic zone are caught by foreign boats.
The development comes as the Conservative and Labour Parties have locked horns over the collapse of talks between the government and leaders of Greater Manchester on a coronavirus financial package.
LONDON (Sputnik) – Foreign homeless people sleeping in the streets of the United Kingdom might be deported under the new immigration rules that will come into force once the UK leaves the European Union on 1 January 2021, The Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.
The British House of Commons is debating a law that will make it much more difficult for war crimes to be prosecuted as well as for UK military forces to sue the Ministry of Defence, with the only exception currently being for "sexual misconduct".
The British cabinet previously introduced a new tier system, aiming to separate the country into different areas depending on infection rates. After the new system was adopted, the UK capital was placed under tier 1 restrictions, but then moved to tier 2, due to the growing numbers of cases.
Major businesses across the world are facing ruin as the coronavirus pandemic has led to massive collapses in investment and declining economic growth as a result of national restrictions and falling demand.