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United Kingdom vows to ban petrol & diesel vehicles by 2040, to popularise EVs

This move might also include hybrid vehicles because of the depleting air quality in the United Kingdom costing up to £2.7 billion in loss of productivity in one year.

United Kingdom vows to ban petrol & diesel vehicles by 2040, to popularise EVs

UK’s opposition Labour seeks to regain momentum for European Union “In” campaign

Britain will have a stronger voice in the world if it stays in the European Union, the opposition Labour Party will say on Monday as it seeks to persuade its voters to back an "In" vote before an increasingly close-run June 2

UK’s opposition Labour seeks to regain momentum for European Union “In” campaign

Indian visitor arrivals to UK sets record

The latest International Passenger Survey figures show visits from India to the UK in 2015 are up eight per cent, from 390,000 to 422,000, setting a new record

Brexit: IMF warns EU exit risks London’s status as financial hub

A decision to exit would mean that Britain would need to negotiate the terms of its withdrawal and a new relationship with the EU

Brexit: IMF warns EU exit risks London’s status as financial hub

AgustaWestland chopper scam: UK finds flaws in India’s extradition request

After refusing to deport Vijay Mallya, UK found deficiencies in India’s request seeking extradition of British citizen and alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal, Christian Michel.

AgustaWestland chopper scam: UK finds flaws in India’s extradition request

India in talks with UK on tighter norms for skilled workers

India has been consistently taking up the issue of tightening norms for skilled foreign workers with the UK at the highest level as it is seen to adversely impact Indian IT companies, Parliament was informed today.

India in talks with UK on tighter norms for skilled workers

Former UK PM John Major says relations with US would ‘wither’ after Brexit

Britain's close relationship with the United States would wither if voters opt to the leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major said on Friday.

UK steel town: One crisis that affects the nation

To Mark Turner, the Tata Steel plant in this small Welsh town isn't just a factory. The steel worker sees two dragons, the plant's blast furnaces, breathing fire into the dawn sky over a town where monks first built a forge i

Shakespeare more popular abroad than in Britain: YouGov poll

On the 400th anniversary of his death, William Shakespeare is more popular abroad than in Britain and makes a significant contribution to the UK's prosperity and influence, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Brexit would ‘liberate’ people across EU: minister

A British vote to leave the European Union would "liberate" people across the continent by giving them the courage to demand change, a senior minister backing a so-called Brexit said.

Britain’s ‘In’ campaign leads by one point ahead of EU referendum: ICM poll

Support for Britain to stay in the European Union has fallen slightly but still remains one point ahead of those wanting to leave the 28-member bloc, according to the latest ICM opinion poll on Wednesday.

3,000 surgeries cancelled as British doctors strike

A second wave of industrial action by thousands of junior doctors started on Wednesday after negotiations over pay and new contracts failed.

Islamic State threatens to invade Britain in new execution video

The Islamic State (IS) group threatened to invade Britain in a new video on Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Narendra Modi in UK: PM hard sells India as investment destination to CEOs

Top CEOs from India and the UK today pitched for a more transparent and consistent decision-making regime as also a uniform treatment of corporates across the world, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Narendra Modi in UK: PM hard sells India as investment destination to CEOs

Sexual orientation: Tory MP calls for ban on ‘gay cure therapies’

A Tory MP has called for a ban on so-called "gay cure therapies" that purport to be able to change someone's sexual orientation.

British-Indian Anish Kapoor’s artwork adorns new UK passport

Britain's new passport design features the "inspirational works" of well-known British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor alongside cultural figures from the past 500 years such as William Shakespeare.

Funeral costs soar by £140 a year in UK

As per a recent report, the average cost of a basic funeral has leapt by 140 pounds in the space of a year. According to the Independent, across the UK, the typical cost has rocketed by a 3.9 per cent from 3,562 pounds to 3,7

‘Irate’ British Sikhs trying to prevent women from going for interfaith marriages

The wedding day is said to be the happiest day of every girl's life, however this saying is probably changing with time as some of the British Sikh men try to stop women from marrying outside their religion.

UK firms see least certain outlook in 2-1/2 years: Deloitte

Large British companies are more worried about the economic outlook than they have been for the past 2-1/2 years, because of the slowdown in emerging markets and the prospect of UK and U.S. interest rate rises, a survey shows

Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais

About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.

Now, get a UK visa in 5 easy steps

In order to reassure first time visitors to the UK that the visa process is straightforward, UKVI has launched a new video to explain each step of the process - from filling out the form online, giving fingerprints at the Vis

‘Brexit’ by accident? Events risk overtaking PM David Cameron

As little as a year before Britain votes on whether to leave the European Union, events risk derailing Prime Minister David Cameron's carefully-laid plan to renegotiate EU membership and keep Britain in

UK’s David Cameron suffers parliamentary defeat over EU referendum rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Monday after Eurosceptic members of his Conservatives joined forces with opposition lawmakers to reject proposed rules for a European Union

British monarchy richer than ever as Queen Elizabeth’s reign reaches record

Despite talk of crumbling and chilly palaces and of Queen Elizabeth slipping down several "rich lists", Britain's monarchy will be wealthier than ever when she becomes its longest serving royal on the throne -- 63 years -- on

Britain says to take in 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Monday to take in up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, responding to public clamour for his government to help those fleeing civil war in the country.

Factbox: A closer look at the British monarchy’s wealth under Queen Elizabeth

The British monarchy is wealthier now than at any other point during the long reign of Queen Elizabeth, who on Wednesday will become Britain's longest serving monarch at 63 years

In wake of outrage over Syrian toddlers’ deaths, UK’s Cameron does U-turn over refugees

Britain will take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under p

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