Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could ‘worsen situation’ – BBC News

Media captionMay: I want to give EU residents certainty European leaders have criticised the UK’s offer to EU nationals after Brexit – with one senior figure claiming it could “worsen the situation” for them. European Council President Donald Tusk said the plan was “below expectations” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there had been “no […]

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears – BBC News

Media captionCamden residents react to tower block evacuations More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, have been evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council says people in five towers on the Chalcots estate are being moved for “urgent fire safety works”. The council said it was […]

Simon Cowell’s Grenfell single tops UK chart – BBC News

Image copyright Nic-Serpell Rand Image caption Rita Ora, Kelly Jones and Stormzy all appear on the track A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week’s chart – despite only being released on Wednesday morning. More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded […]

Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador – BBC News

Woody Johnson: Trump picks NFL tycoon as UK ambassador – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Johnson is a major Republican Party fundraiser US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK. The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many […]

Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Angela Merkel says Brexit is not the focus of the two-day EU summit on Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as “a good start”. However, she said there were “many, many other questions” about Brexit and […]

Trump nominates ambassadors to UK and Belgium – Fox News

President Trump has nominated Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, to become the U.S. Ambassador to the UK. The White House made the announcement Thursday evening following¬†speculation in January that Trump would nominate the billionaire for the position. Johnson, who raised money for Trump’s presidential campaign and donated funds to help […]

UK population rise of 538000 is biggest for 70 years – BBC News

Image copyright EPA The population of the UK has increased by more than half a million – the biggest rise for 70 years – according to official figures. There were 65,648,000 people in the UK in June 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS said that was a rise of 538,000 […]

Facebook launches drive in UK to tackle online extremist material – The Guardian

Facebook is to step up its attempts to tackle extremist material on the internet by educating charities and other non-government organisations about how to counter hate speech. The technology company will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK on Friday, which includes training organisations about how to monitor and respond to extremist content […]

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