In Grenfell Inquiry, UK Weighs 2 Types of Manslaughter Charge – New York Times

In Grenfell Inquiry, UK Weighs 2 Types of Manslaughter Charge – New York Times

Interest in tougher rules holding corporations responsible for deaths began to rise in Britain in the 1980s. In particular, the 1987 sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise, a British ferry, which killed more than 180 people, provoked outrage and led to a government inquiry. Several more transportation accidents in the 1990s added to the […]

UK’s oil industry ‘entering final decade of production’ – Telegraph.co.uk

It also cited the opinion of the N56 pressure group, which was founded by Dan Macdonald, an eminent Nationalist businessman. The group claimed before the September 2014 referendum that Scotland is set for an “oil bonanza that heralds a new golden age for the North Sea lasting for another century.” But Professor Roy Thompson, of the […]

Robots ‘could take 4m UK private sector jobs within 10 years’ – The Guardian

Four million jobs in the British private sector could be replaced by robots in the next decade, according to business leaders asked about the future of automation and artificial intelligence. The potential impact amounts to 15% of the current workforce in the sector and emerged in a poll conducted by YouGov for the Royal Society […]

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content – BBC News – BBC News

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange’s study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new […]

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content – BBC News

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange’s study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new […]

Hurricane Maria: UK Caribbean territories warned – BBC News

Hurricane Maria: UK Caribbean territories warned – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters British overseas territories in the Caribbean are braced for Hurricane Maria which has become a “potentially catastrophic” category five storm. The US National Hurricane Center has issued warnings to islands including Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands after recording 160mph winds. UK International Development Secretary Priti Patel said ministers were under no […]

‘Eye worm infection could spread to UK’ – BBC News

‘Eye worm infection could spread to UK’ – BBC News

Image copyright John Graham-Brown Image caption Fully grown worms sit on the surface of the eye and cause irritation An eye infection caused by a parasitic worm increasingly common in mainland Europe could spread to the UK, pet owners are being warned. The disease, Thelazia callipaeda or oriental eye worm, is transmitted by a type […]