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Most of UK’s fruit and veg is from other EU nations ‘so Brexit impact may be dramatic’ – The Guardian

The UK faces serious health implications if the government fails to agree a Brexit deal, finds a report that says of 35 portions of fruit and vegetables, a figure relating to the five-a-day recommendation for individuals, just one “portion” is grown in the UK and picked by British or non-EU workers. The report, to mark […]

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

While publishers in the U.S. have “pivoted to video” in droves, those in the U.K. haven’t done so to the same degree, due to a smaller market, fewer VC-backed publishers and comparatively less reliance on Facebook. The much-mocked term “pivot to video” has become a catch-all phrase for replacing text-based journalists with video specialists. Since […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

Theresa May: UK stands with New York after terror attack kills eight – Telegraph.co.uk

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York described the attack as “a particularly cowardly act of terror” that was “aimed at innocent civilians going about their daily lives”. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said it was a “lone wolf” attack, and there was no evidence it was part of a wider plot. Police said the […]

Harvey Weinstein: UK woman ‘shaken’ after hotel encounter – BBC News

Media captionBritish woman Sophie Morris says Harvey Weinstein harassed her when she was 19 years old A British woman who worked for Harvey Weinstein for a day says the movie mogul “intimidated” her after being sexually inappropriate in a hotel room. Sophie Morris, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, says a […]

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

Media captionA British Virgin Islands residents describe the aftermath of two hurricanes Britain will now be able to spend official development aid on hurricane hit-islands after changes to international rules agreed in Paris. During this year’s hurricane season the UK government was not able to release funds to its Caribbean territories as they were deemed […]

1m tumble dryers posing fire threat still in UK homes, MPs told – The Guardian

An estimated 1m faulty tumble dryers at risk of bursting into flames are still in UK homes, the manufacturer has admitted to MPs. Ian Moverley, communications director for Whirlpool, which makes Hotpoint and Indesit tumble dryers, said on Tuesday it had been difficult to get the message out to owners of the remaining faulty machines […]

No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. No surgery for smokers or the obese: Policy in UK stirs debate – CNN

UK police widen Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse investigation – The Guardian

The Metropolitan police have widened their investigation into Harvey Weinstein and are looking into allegations of sexual assault on seven women. Officers working on Operation Kaguyak are investigating alleged crimes said to have taken place between the late 1980s and 2015. They were all reported to the the Met between 12 and 28 October. The […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]