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UK weather: Storm Doris travel latest ‚Äď London to be hit by 60mph winds.

The Met Office and various travel safety agencies are pleading with travellers to think twice before going out.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

David Bowie honoured with two wins at Brit Awards.

David Bowie has won two gongs at the Brit Awards, just over a year since his death. The music superstar was named best British Male Solo Artist, receiving the accolade for the third time, while his final album Blackstar, which was released just two days before his death, won Album of the Year. Bowie, who died of cancer in ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Centrica returns to growth in 2016, but profit in its UK home business fell.

British Gas owner Centrica today said it swung back to profit growth in 2016, but profit in its UK homes business dropped. The figures Britain's largest energy supplier said group operating profit rose four per cent to £1.52bn for the 2016 year to the end of December. However, operating profit for its UK home supplying ...

- City AM - UK

Barclays says it will complete its restructuring early.

LONDON " Barclays Group says it will complete its restructuring six months earlier than planned as it sheds risky assets and focuses on consumer, corporate and investment banking in New York and London.Barclays now plans to...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: 'You fill this room with life'.

By¬†Ross Davies¬†/ Posted at The Guardian The Cologne Public Library is serving as a social and educational space for the city's refugees, as counterparts across Germany increasingly become places for community engagement. Could the UK learn from this? While a … Continue reading → The post Cologne library opens ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Enough is enough! Citizens of this country demand a public sex offenders registry.

The US has it. The UK and Ireland have it. And now, an Indian state will have it too. The southern state of Kerala has announced the institution of a Sex Offenders Registry following increasing attacks on women in the state. With this, it becomes the first Indian state to put out identification details of sex offenders in ...

- Mashable! - US

Spotting Shadow Regulation.

Case Study: the UK's Search Engine Voluntary Code of Practice How do you tell the difference between a code of practice that responds to the needs of the Internet community as a whole, and a sweetheart deal cut between government and industry that avoids democratic accountability and sidelines users? This article reveals ...

- EFF - US

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting.

Bangkok, Thailand, Feb 23 - A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island. Rights groups say the case exposes how Thailand's broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UK farmers hold on to cash, cut investment on Brexit uncertainty.

British farmers are holding back on big investments as they brace for the UK's exit from the European Union, their largest market and a vital source of subsidies. Agriculture enjoyed a brief boost after Britain voted to leave the bloc last June, when a weaker pound lifted profits by about 12 per cent and subsidy payments by ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Han Solo spin-off begins.

Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke were among the stars on the set of the of the new Han Solo Star Wars spin-off as filming kicked off at London's Pinewood Studios. The official Disney and Star Wars Twitter accounts shared the first picture of the cast together on the set of the untitled sci-fi film. Along with the image, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move.

Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the England captain to leave Manchester United, according to reports. A month on from becoming United's all-time top scorer, speculation is growing that the 31-year-old could leave Old Trafford for pastures new, with big-spending Chinese ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

UK weather: Storm Doris travel latest - London to be hit by 60mph winds

The Met Office and various travel safety agencies are pleading with travellers to think twice before going out.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Brexit high on agenda in Dublin and Brussels

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in Brussels today for a series of Brexit meetings, while a cross-party committee of British MPs is in Dublin.

- RTE - IE

What you need to know before the open

¬† √ʬĬčToday's top story:¬†Unilever share price rises as it reveals plans for business review in wake of collapsed Kraft Heinz deal Today's leader:¬†Experts are vital, but so is scepticism and debate - take it from the Bank of England's Minouche Shafik ¬† As investors await another slew of corporate earnings reports ...

- City AM - UK

Storm Doris hits London: Heathrow warns of flight delays and cancellations

Storm Doris has arrived and Londoners are waking up to strong winds in the capital this morning.  Earlier this week the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for London ahead of Storm Doris' arrival, and forecast winds of up to 50-60mph, along with ice, snow, rain and fog. The weather conditions have prompted ...

- City AM - UK

Confirmed: UK challenger bank Monzo raises £19.5M with another £2.5M in crowdfunding planned

Monzo, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has disclosed details of its new funding round , confirming our scoop from earlier this week.

- TechCrunch - US

Ex Royal Marines and Falklands veterans announce dates for historic kayak adventure around the Islands

After months of serious preparation we can now announce that the dates for the Cockleshell Endeavour's Falkland Islands kayak have been set. On 12th March two former Royal Marines and Falkland's veterans, Mick Dawson, 50, and Steve Grenham, 51, will leave the UK to embark on a historic adventure which will see them kayak ...

- MercoPress - FK

Princess Di's Iconic Outfits Go On Display

The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favored shortly before her death. It's been 20 years since Diana died in...

- Newser - US

Report identifies IS suicide bomber as British citizen of Jamaican origin

LONDON, United Kingdom — A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Gov’t to spend £410k promoting Jamaica in London

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cabinet has approved the creation and operation of a ‘Jamaica House 2017’ in London, covering the IAAF World Athletics Championships during the period August 4 –13.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Suicide bomber identified as British citizen of Jamaican origin

LONDON, United Kingdom — A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Timesnewspaper yesterday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Microsoft launches HealthVault Insights for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has launched HealthVault Insights for iOS, Android, and Windows phones for patients to discover trends, correlations, and patterns about their health. The app is available in US and UK only.

- Neowin.net - US

British Militant Carried Out Suicide Attack in Iraq, ISIS Says

They called him Abu Zakariya al-Britani ‚ÄĒ the surname means the Briton' ‚ÄĒ and they say he blew himself up on Monday in an attack at a village southwest of Mosul, Iraq. The claim, in a communiqu√© from the Islamic State, immediately revived fears about foreign fighters who have moved to Syria or Iraq to

- Iraq Oil Report - US

Director General Amano Recognizes UK Support for IAEA

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano commended the United Kingdom for its support of the Agency's work, particularly in the areas of nuclear security and applications, during a two-day visit to London this week.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Energy traders debate crude oil price outlook

Key talking points emerge from London's International Petroleum Week

- Financial Times - US

Katy Perry√ʬĬôs BRIT Awards Performance Involved Dancing Skeletons With Some Serious Subtext

Fresh off her recent music video debut, Katy Perry headed across the pond for Wednesday's BRIT Awards,the British version of the Grammys,where she performed her latest single, “Chained to the Rhythm.” As usual, the larger-than-life entertainer put together a zany and colorful show, this time involving giant ...

- TIME Magazine - US

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Team Up for New Single √ʬĬėSomething Just Like This√ʬĬô

At Wednesday's BRIT Awards, unstoppable DJ duo The Chainsmokers and British rockers Coldplay debuted a collaboration in the form of a new single, “Something Just Like This.” The surprise live performance convened the musicians for a track that meshes Coldplay's tendency towards soaring, instrumental stadium rock ...

- TIME Magazine - US

OPEC To Seek Energy Dialogue' With U.S. As Shale Output Rises

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo dismissed speculation that the United States' increase in shale oil production was counteracting the effects of the bloc's less-than-two-month-old output reduction strategy, according to comments made at the International Petroleum Week in London. The Nigerian leader of the powerful ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Record Gasoline Glut Is Causing Problems On The East Coast

The U.S. East Coast traditionally relies on imports from east Canada and Europe to fill in its gasoline demand. However, these days the gasoline glut in the New York area is so big that traders are scheduling exports of gasoline from the New York Harbor to West Africa and Europe. Shippers plan to export at least two million ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles

If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?

- Treehugger - US

Cab office turned into 139 sq. ft. micro-apartment with convertible furniture

Influenced by boat design, this is a renovation of what might be London's smallest house.

- Treehugger - US

The Legends of Tomorrow Battle the Black Knight and Brandon Routh's British Accent

Legends of Tomorrow really hit its stride since it came back from the winter break. That George Lucas episode seems to have reminded everyone involved of the importance of a good story. As last night's The post The Legends of Tomorrow Battle the Black Knight and Brandon Routh's British Accent appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

Petition to Save Doctor Who Experience Collects 11,000 Names

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition asking the Cardiff Council to help save the local Doctor Who Experience from imminent closure. The interactive museum opened in Wales in July 2012, inviting The post Petition to Save Doctor Who Experience Collects 11,000 Names appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

Bank of England to 'up its game' in euro clearing

Plans to beef up staffing and training in specialist sectors

- Financial Times - US

A solid UK economy is showing a few cracks

There is little case for the Bank of England to raise interest rates

- Financial Times - US

Mapping the family tree of stars

Cambridge, UK Feb 22, 2017 Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy. By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are piecing together these evolutionary trees looking at how the stars formed and how they are connected to each ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Veteran dairy farm worker found dead in manure holding tank. Police say death not suspicious

Police were alerted after a worker with 16 years of experience at Wicketthorn Farms in southwest London went missing Tuesday afternoon

- National Post - CA

Princess Diana's dresses go on display in London, 20 years after her death

LONDON - Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain's favorite royals, which opens in London this week.

- Reuters - US

David Bowie's 'Blackstar' wins British album prize at Brit Awards

LONDON - David Bowie was named the winner of the Mastercard British Album of the Year prize for "Blackstar" at the BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

The Times: UK considers diverting aid from Asia, Africa to Baltics - The Baltic Times

The British government is discussing the possibility of diverting part of its aid from Asian and African countries to Central and Eastern Europe......

- The Baltic Times - US

Fact check: will the Brexit divorce bill cost the UK ‚ā¨60 billion?

shutterstock.comA wide range of figures are flying around regarding how much the UK's divorce settlement' from the EU will cost. This is nothing to do with retaining market access or agreeing to a trade deal ‚Äď it's the bill that the EU may send Britain for outstanding budget obligations. The most widely quoted figure is ...

- The Conversation - UK

Trump is right on Congo's minerals, but for all the wrong reasons

A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as US regulations turned life upside down. Reuters/Kenny Katombe A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in ...

- The Conversation - UK

Warnings over wine prices are enough to make you hit the bottle

A triple whammy for wine? ShutterstockAs uncertainty over the Brexit effect continues, every line of business seems to have its own brand of questions about the future. And maybe it was a coincidence that shortly after the end of that driest of months, January, and on Valentine's Day, we were urged by the industry body to ...

- The Conversation - UK

WA's decision to allow internet voting in state election is a very positive step

Electronic Voting www.shutterstock.comThe WA Electoral Commission has made a significant move towards internet voting for all by allowing people with an incapacity or disability making it difficult to vote, or vote in secret, to vote in the upcoming state elections via the internet. The iVote system developed by the New ...

- The Conversation - UK

Iran Terror Squad Launches More Missile Tests

Iran Focus London, 22 Feb - The Iranian Regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps launched advanced rockets on Monday, as part of three days of military exercises in spite of US sanctions. It will involve artillery, air defence, drone, infantry and air force units.

- Iran Focus - UK

Iran's Response to Developments in the Middle East

Iran Focus London, 23 Feb - There have been some major developments in the Gulf Region over the past week; developments that could shape policy for years to come. From the resignation of US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to the stance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Russians at the Astana ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Protests in Ahvaz, Iran; A Sign of Things to Come?

Iran Focus London, 23 Feb - Demonstrators rallying against the Iranian Regime gathered in Ahvaz for a week earlier this month; could this be a sign of the end of the Iranian Regime? The protests which began on February 12, ran for over a week in defiance of the Iranian Regime and its terror squads, who tried to silence the ...

- Iran Focus - UK

French mocking of alt-right's 'Paris no-go zones' would be funny if it wasn't so serious

Once again talk of Paris "no go zones" in the British tabloid newspapers and far-right media sites in the US has prompted ridicule and concern in France. But it's no laughing matter.

- The Local - INT

Amnesty chief urges France to 'stay true to its values'

This year, London-based Amnesty International took the unusual step of unveiling its much-awaited annual report in France. Amnesty Secretary-General Salil Shetty explains why France is under the human rights spotlight and what it means for the international community.

- France24 - FR

Pan African CEO accuses union of 'blatantly false' safety statements

The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers of making statements that were blatantly false' on safety practice at the Evander gold mine in Mpumalanga. I will not say it in another way,' said Cobus ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA