Category: UK

British Politicians and Businesses Exposed to Infiltration by CCP

One of Britain’s largest Chinese business funded real estate projects recently confirmed its breach of contract, sparking a wave of civil investigations into the infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) into British political and business circles, with a Chinese-born member of the House of Lords suspected of being involved in a major project tender….


UK to Roll out Moderna’s Omicron COVID-19 Booster Vaccine From September

UK health authorities have said they will start the rollout of Moderna’s new vaccine against the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the first week of September. NHS England said care home residents and people who are housebound will be among the first to be vaccinated as the rollout begins from Sept. 5. A wider rollout is…


UK A-Level Grades Drop as Exam Boards Rein in ‘Lockdown Inflation’

British school leaving grades have fallen, according to data published Thursday, as exam boards reigned in “grade inflation” from the lockdowns, when schools were shut and A-level exams replaced with teacher assessment. The A-level exam results in England show 82.1 percent of students received a C grade or above compared to 88.2 percent in 2021…


Boy, 15, Facing Terror Trial Researched Isle of Wight Festival as Target, Court Told

A 15-year-old boy who allegedly developed an interest in extremist Islam and supported the ideology of the terrorist organisation ISIS researched the Isle of Wight festival as a possible target, a court in London has been told. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on July 17 and made his first…


Passengers Face Disruptions as UK Rail Services Hit by Renewed Strikes

Britain’s railway network has been paralysed again after more than 45,000 rail workers walked out on Thursday in a continuing dispute over pay, jobs, and conditions. Only about one-fifth of the rail network remains open, and lines that do open are only operating from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The rail strikes, affecting Network Rail…


Scottish MP Pleads Guilty to Breaching COVID-19 Regulations While Awaiting Test Result

Margaret Ferrier, who was elected as an SNP MP in December 2019, has pleaded guilty to breaching COVID-19 rules by travelling on a train between London and Scotland in September 2020 despite being told to self-isolate. Ferrier, 61, was due to go on trial this week but she admitted “culpably and recklessly exposing the public” to…


Man Arrested by Detectives Investigating Brutal Murder of Pensioner in London

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner who was stabbed to death as he rode his mobility scooter within yards of one of London’s busiest roads have arrested a 44-year-old man. Thomas O’Halloran, who was 87, was attacked close to the A40 in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday, but managed to travel 75 yards before…


UK Blocks Takeover of Tech Company Pulsic by Hong Kong-Based Firm Over Security Fears

The British government has blocked a proposed takeover of an electronic design company by a Hong Kong-based firm on national security grounds. In an order issued on Aug. 17, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng ruled that the acquisition of the Bristol-based Pulsic Limited by Super Orange HK Holding Limited should not proceed. Kwarteng said the decision…


Large Fire in Central London Railway Arch Halts Trains

LONDON—Around 70 firefighters were tackling a fire in a railway arch in Southwark, central London on Wednesday, prompting trains to the area to be halted and several buildings to be evacuated, the London Fire Brigade said. Footage posted by the fire brigade on Twitter showed large plumes of smoke coming from under the railway arch,…


Ronaldo Gets Police Caution for Incident at Everton Match

LIVERPOOL, England—Cristiano Ronaldo has received a police caution after footage was posted online of the Manchester United forward appearing to knock a phone out of an Everton fan’s hand at a Premier League match in April. Merseyside Police said Wednesday that “the matter has now concluded.” The 37-year-old soccer great was interviewed by officers in…