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3 men charged in the UK with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service

3 men charged in the UK with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service

LONDON (AP) — The office manager of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London and two other men appeared in court Monday on charges that they helped Hong Kong’s intelligence service gather information in Britain, amid growing concern hostile states are trying to interfere with democracy and economic activity in the U.K. Chi...

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Maps reveal exact time thunderstorms will hit UK today with rain and flooding

Maps reveal exact time thunderstorms will hit UK today with rain and flooding

THE Met Office has revealed the exact time “heavy thunderstorms” are set to hit Britain today, bringing in travel chaos and flooding. The forecaster has also warned that flooding in some places could cause “danger to life”. 9 Bournemouth beach-goers made the most of the weekend earlier this morningCredit: BNPS 9 The Met Office has...

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How Queen Mary of Denmark is the ‘big sister’ of style to our own Kate Middleton. And why she’s one step ahead – not just when it comes to fashion…

How Queen Mary of Denmark is the ‘big sister’ of style to our own Kate Middleton. And why she’s one step ahead – not just when it comes to fashion…

Both are tall and elegant. Both were middle-class commoners when they married into their respective royal families. So, perhaps comparisons between  Queen Mary of Denmark and our own Princess of Wales were inevitable. There is more to it than that, however. Both women have a carefully considered approach to style, working within the tight constraints...

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GB News set to axe 40 jobs after channel posts heavy losses

GB News set to axe 40 jobs after channel posts heavy losses

GB News has announced a round of redundancies with 40 jobs set to be lost at the broadcaster amid mounting losses, it’s reported. The job cuts come after the channel posted a pre-tax operating loss of £42.4m for the year to the end of May, 2023, up from £30.7m in the previous 12 months. GB...

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‘Finally, everyone can calm down’: Palace source suggests picture of Kate Middleton smiling on farm shop trip with Prince William should stop conspiracy theorists circling

‘Finally, everyone can calm down’: Palace source suggests picture of Kate Middleton smiling on farm shop trip with Prince William should stop conspiracy theorists circling

The first footage of Kate Middleton since her abdominal surgery should squash wild conspiracy theories about her health, royal sources said today.  The Princess of Wales was smiling and looked spritely in the spring sunshine with her husband Prince William in a video that will delight millions in Britain and around the world. The footage published...

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‘Are we not in Britain?’ Furious Greenwich residents say there is nothing wrong with Union Jack mural outside chip shop after council ordered owner to tear it down because they did not have planning permission

‘Are we not in Britain?’ Furious Greenwich residents say there is nothing wrong with Union Jack mural outside chip shop after council ordered owner to tear it down because they did not have planning permission

Furious Londoners today insisted there is nothing wrong with a Union flag mural outside their local chip shop after the local council ordered its owner to get rid of it because he did not have planning permission.  Chris Kanizi, who runs the Golden Chippy in Greenwich, south-east London, insists visitors love snapping selfies next to...

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Award-winning fish and chip shop is ordered to remove Union flag mural by council officials ‘because it’s inappropriate for the area’

Award-winning fish and chip shop is ordered to remove Union flag mural by council officials ‘because it’s inappropriate for the area’

 Chris Kanizi, 65, has vowed to keep the mural up as long as possible By Dan Grennan Published: 12:27 BST, 17 March 2024 | Updated: 20:17 BST, 17 March 2024 An award-winning fish and chip shop has been ordered to remove a Union flag mural by council officials over claims it is ‘inappropriate for the...

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Award-winning fish and chip shop ordered to take down Union flag

Award-winning fish and chip shop ordered to take down Union flag

London’s “best” fish and chip shop has been ordered to remove a Union flag mural by council officials. The owner of the Golden Chippy, in Greenwich, south-east London, was left bemused after a design featuring the flag held by a humanoid fish and a slogan saying “A Great British Meal” were allegedly deemed inappropriate for...

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Revealed: Third of councils still have no plan for public EV chargepoints

Revealed: Third of councils still have no plan for public EV chargepoints

Progress towards a switch to electric vehicles (EVs) is stalling with one in three councils in Britain failing to develop plans for new public chargepoints, new research suggests. The study also points towards a growing North/South divide in EV infrastructure and fears that poorer areas are missing out. Local authorities are supposed to be providing...