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Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Hitachi on Thursday froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill.

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world's fifth biggest economy in limbo.

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, mainly in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, mainly in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will cut 10 percent of its workforce, mostly in its home market, as Britain's biggest carmaker faces lower Chinese demand and a slump in European diesel sales.

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May's de-facto deputy said on Wednesday.

UK Brexit vote set for January 15 amid talk of delay

UK Brexit vote set for January 15 amid talk of delay

British MPs will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on January 15, her office said Tuesday, amid growing speculation that London could seek to delay its looming departure from the European Union ...

Britain arrests two suspects over migrant smuggling

Britain arrests two suspects over migrant smuggling

British police have arrested two men suspected of involvement in smuggling illegal migrants across the English Channel from France, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

London’s Gatwick Airport sold for $3.7bn to France’s Vinci

London’s Gatwick Airport sold for $3.7bn to France’s Vinci

Vinci SA agreed to acquire control of Gatwick Airport for £2.9bn ($3.7bn) as the French construction company jumped on the chance to add a major London hub to its aviation portfolio.

UK retail sector axed 150,000 jobs in 2018: study

UK retail sector axed 150,000 jobs in 2018: study

Troubled UK high-street retailers shed almost 150,000 jobs this year, hit by high business property taxation, flagging growth and rising online sales, a study showed Monday.

Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe

Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe

A man and a woman arrested over the drone disruption that brought Christmas getaway flights to a standstill at London's Gatwick Airport were released without charge on Sunday, police said.

Two arrests over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Two arrests over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

Two people were arrested in connection with the ‘criminal use of drones’ at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption affected tens of thousands of passengers ...

Russian whistleblower died of natural causes in UK: inquest

Russian whistleblower died of natural causes in UK: inquest

A Russian millionaire who died suddenly in England after helping to expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme died of natural causes, a long-running inquest concluded Wednesday.

UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

British ministers agreed Tuesday to make no-deal Brexit planning ‘an operational priority’ amid continued opposition to Prime Minister Theresa's May draft divorce deal, just 14 weeks before the country leaves the EU.