Britain’s FTSE on the defensive after tumultuous week

By Helen Reid LONDON, Jun 16 : Defensive strength supported the FTSE on Friday but it remained on course for its widest weekly loss in two months after a week of political uncertainty and jitters about the resilience of the consumer engine of the UK economy. British and European stocks had sold off on Thursday […]

British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Jun 16 : British Prime Minister Theresa May faced mounting criticism today for not meeting the survivors of a deadly London tower block blaze, ratcheting up the pressure as she tries to strike a deal to stay in power after a botched election gamble. May promised to hold a public inquiry […]

UK to hold inquiry into London tower block fire as death toll rises to 17

By Alistair Smout and Michael Holden LONDON, Jun 16 : British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-storey apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Smoke was still wafting out of the […]

Deadly tower blaze highlights London’s rich-poor divide

By Estelle Shirbon and Alistair Smout LONDON, Jun 15 : Within a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people – and perhaps many more – died in a devastating fire are some of Britain’s wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multi-million-pound townhouses. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is famous […]

Lib Dems’ anti-Brexit message fails to rally British voters

By Michael Holden YEOVIL, England, Jun 2 : After almost half the voters in Britain’s referendum opted to stay in the EU, the only nationwide party with an unashamedly anti-Brexit stance believed its support would soar. Instead the Liberal Democrats are languishing in the polls, more likely to lose than gain seats in next week’s […]