UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

UK funding increased to fight neglected tropical diseases – BBC News

Image copyright Imperial College London Image caption More funding means tablets can be distributed to millions of children to treat neglected tropical diseases The UK government is investing an extra £200m in programmes to fight neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than a billion people in the world’s poorest countries. Without treatment, river blindness, guinea-worm […]

Navy escorts two Russian warships approaching UK waters – ITV News

It comes at a time of heightened tension with Russia over its staunch support of Syrian president Bashar Assad despite allegations that he used poison gas on his own people. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault have recently sharply criticised Moscow for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution on Syria. […]

Scrap diesel cars for cash, says UK committee chairman – The Guardian

Owners of old diesel cars should be able to scrap their vehicles for cash in pollution hotspots, the chairman of an influential Commons committee is expected to tell ministers. According to the Sunday Telegraph, MP Neil Parish will use a House of Commons debate on Wednesday to urge the government to commit to a targeted […]

Living standards in UK fall for the first time since 2014 – The Guardian

Rising prices and stagnant wage growth have resulted in the first fall in living standards in two and a half years, according to official figures. Labour market data from the Office for National Statistics showed that regular pay in the UK in February was 1.9% higher than a year earlier and is running below the […]

Drunk UK mom crashes car with baby inside – Fox News

A 32-year-old mother was jailed in the United Kingdom for driving drunk with her baby in the car before a violent crash. Tania Chikwature, 32, had been drinking the night before the December 12 crash and officials found a bottle of vodka in her car, the BBC reported. Richard Jones, a truck driver who witnessed the […]

UK wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite – BBC News

UK wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK unemployment rate has remained at 4.7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show. The number of people unemployed fell by 45,000 to 1.56 million in the three months to February, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by 2.3%, […]

Immigration ‘particularly important’ to some sectors of UK economy, says ONS report – The Independent

Immigration ‘particularly important’ to some sectors of UK economy, says ONS report – The Independent

Immigration is “particularly important” to the wholesale and retail, hospitality and health sectors, which employ around 1.5 million non-UK nationals, according to an official analysis. Highlighting the severity of imposing curbs to immigration after Brexit research from the independent Office for National Statistics also shows that EU migrants account for as many as one in […]

‘We can’t COMPETE’ European wine makers terrified EU won’t reach UK trade deal – Express.co.uk

Bosses believe their products will be less favoured by UK purchasers if they are forced to pay a premium on European products because of import tariffs. They claim international wine producers like New Zealand, Australia and Chile, who have been backed by Wetherspoon chief and Brexiteer Tim Martin. The publican warned European exporters they are at […]

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