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Brexit has royal assent, United Kingdom is sovereign again

London: Boris Johnson welcomed 21 African Heads of State-Government and business leaders at the first UK-Africa Summit. The PM congratulated...

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UK’s criminal justice system to undergo a Royal revamp

London: With Parliament set to resume on 6 January, it seems that criminal justice will a close runner up to Brexit...

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First week of 2020 witnesses a push towards Brexit

London: The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) passed through its final reading in the House of Commons, all the new clauses and amendments...

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose to go their own way

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone by issuing a joint statement about their future role as members of...

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Brexit will happen by 31 January 2020, as planned

London: The Queen’s Speech introduced Boris Johnson’s priorities: Brexit and trade agreements, the unitedness of the United Kingdom, national security in...

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Witnessing a time honoured tradition

On 12 December, a blue and crispy day, 242 Officer Cadets passed out in the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal...

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‘Get Brexit done’ wins the day for Johnson

London: “Get Brexit Done” won the day, Boris Johnson successfully steered Leavers and a respectable proportion of Remainers who were terrified...

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‘If Antarctica ice melts global sea level will rise by 50 metres’

Increased pollution and diversification of tourism activities are challenging the Antarctic and application of protocols.   London: The All-Party Parliamentary Group...

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Tories ahead in run-up to UK general poll

A YouGov Multilevel Regression and Post-stratification (MRP) poll predicts a resounding 68-seat majority for Boris Johnson if the general election...

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Three things to do before Christmas

First stop is a visit to Bicester Village, less than an hour from London this retail park offers 160 international...

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Need 9 more votes than May for a majority, says Johnson

London: When this goes to print candidates will have been selected for all the seats to be contested by all parties...

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Nicky Haslam has a vision of how he wants things to be

Nicky Haslam, London’s most timeless interior designer, is auctioning the contents of his early 18thC country retreat, The Hunting Lodge,...

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There’s a serious side to this pantomime

Pantomime season begins this year in the Harold Pinter Theatre (previously the Royal Comedy Theatre) with their annual charitable pantomime;...

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All eyes on UK general election

London:  Finally UK will have the general election (GE), which will restore functionality to Parliament. The most-leftist faction of Labour...

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Mary Quant: British fashion’s first real revolutionary

There cannot be anyone interested in British fashion who doesn’t know of Mary Quant, queen of the Kings Road in...

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Nobody knows what’s in store for UK

London: There are endless metaphors, none of them flattering, for the state of UK’s paralysed parliament and Brexit negotiations, but the...

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Johnson dream team delivers a deal for democracy

London: They say some people work better when up against a deadline and so it proves to be for the Prime...

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Brexit: Only 18 days to go

London: There is a hole in No10’s policy bucket and the leak seems to gravitate to the Spectator magazine’s Political...

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Berg’s emotional journey from Sweden to Ronnie Scott’s

Alexandra Berglof, aka Berg, is half Swedish and half American, she calls Sweden home and remembers being the only girl...

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Merging womanomics with compassion

Dori Dana-Haeri is often identified with the “womanomics” movement, successful, independent and influential women who do their own thing, brilliantly....

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Looney Labour alienates the Indian diaspora

London: On the last day of the Labour Conference an emergency motion to interfere in Kashmir was pushed through by...

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British Supreme Court’s ruling has resulted in a constitutional crisis: Steve Baker

London: On Tuesday at noon, this reporter met Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe and Chairman of the influential European Research...

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Unprecedented events in Britain as Brexit turmoil continues

London: The Liberal Democrats opened the conference season in Bournemouth. Jo Swinson, the Scottish 39-year-old LibDem leader vowed to keep...

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In UK, prorogation goes to court with mixed results

London: There is not one single legal system in UK. There is English law, Northern Ireland and Welsh law, and...