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Comment on chicken tikka masala by Ray

Bangladeshi actually. And I don’t blame Britain for adopting it as a national dish. It is delicious.


Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple things that “make sense”. Unfortunately, the education policies of the two main(ish) political parties may be feeding the anxious political climate.Take the battle cry of the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, who has set a target that vocational...
Tags: Schools, Education, Private schools, Vocational education, Gavin Williamson, Politics, Labour, Conservatives, Further education, Germany, Education policy, Europe, Curriculums


Global Markets: Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week.
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Global Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week.
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Oil falls more than 2% on U.S.-China trade deal doubts, stronger dollar - Reuters

Oil falls more than 2% on U.S.-China trade deal doubts, stronger dollar - Reuters:Oil prices lost about 2% on Monday on worries that global crude demand could stay under pressure as few details about the first phase of a U.S.-China trade deal did little to assure a quick resolution to the tariff fight.Oil prices also felt pressure as the U.S. dollar .DXY, which has an inverse relationship with crude prices, gained as waning trade deal hopes and ongoing concerns over Britain’s exit from the Europ...


Comment on chicken tikka masala by Beth

Haha, ‘curry’ is such a British thing that chicken tikka masala is considered by many to be Britain’s national dish! I think it was actually invented in Glasgow by a Pakistani or Bangladeshi chef, and I remember a comedian telling a story of being in a Welsh pub and being served chicken tikka masala with sliced bread and butter and a cup of tea. Proper comfort food for most Brits.


Renewables overtake hydrocarbons in UK electricity generation: study

Renewable sources generated more of Britain's electricity than fossil fuels for the first time last quarter, according to analysis by specialist website "Carbon Brief" published Monday. "In the third quarter of 2019, the UK's windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas," said the website. "During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5...


Prince William, Kate reach Pakistan’s capital on 5-day visit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at the airport, then were escorted to a […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World


Parents: Diplomat’s wife in fatal crash should return to UK

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash with an American diplomat’s wife are urging the woman to return to Britain. Harry Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, made their case directly to American audiences at a news conference Monday in New York. Their 19-year-old son was killed […]
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Vaping illness, deaths likely very rare beyond U.S., experts say

E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday. Experts in toxicology and addiction said they are sure that the 1,299 confirmed and probable American cases of serious lung injuries linked to vaping are "a U.S.-specific phenomenon," and there is no evidence of a similar pattern of illness in Britai...


Pedophile who abused up to 200 children found dead in prison

A man described as one of Britain's worst pedophiles has been found dead in jail.


British pedophile who operated in Malaysia, Cambodia found dead in prison

One of Britain's most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain's Ministry of Justice said on Monday, with media saying he had been stabbed to death. Huckle, 33, who abused children and babies during a nine year period, was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after pleading guilty to 71 offences. Dubbed the country's worst pedophile by Britain's media, he was found stabbed to death in prison on ...


British man gets life for driving into people by Parliament

LONDON (AP) — A man who drove his car into several people outside Britain’s Parliament in a bid “to kill as many people as possible” has been sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London’s Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must serve a minimum of 15 years […]
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British paedophile who operated in Malaysia, Cambodia found dead in prison

One of Britain's most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain's Ministry of Justice said on Monday, with media saying he had been stabbed to death. Huckle, 33, who abused children and babies during a nine year period, was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 after pleading guilty to 71 offences. Dubbed the country's worst paedophile by Britain's media, he was found stabbed to death in prison on...


This company is turning waste plastic into fuel

Britain produces about 5 million metric tons of plastic waste every year, but less than a third of that is recycled. Roughly half ends up in landfills.


The company turning waste plastic into fuel for hydrogen cars

Britain produces about 5 million metric tons of plastic waste every year, but less than a third of that is recycled. Roughly half ends up in landfills.


Paedophile Richard Huckle 'murdered' in prison

Huckle was serving 22 life sentences after abusing up to 200 babies and childrenOne of Britain’s worst predatory paedophiles, who targeted, groomed and abused up to 200 Malaysian babies and children and shared images of his crimes on the dark web, has been murdered in jail, a source has said. Richard Huckle, a photographer from Ashford in Kent, received 22 life sentences after admitting an “unprecedented and exceptional” 71 offences against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006...
Tags: UK news, Malaysia, Asia Pacific, World news


Britain Bets On The Man Booker Prize Shortlist, And Here Are The Odds

Margaret Atwood’s new book is running at 2/1, while Ducks, Newburyport is at 6/1, and so forth for the other short-listed books. Put your money where you see fit. – The Observer (UK)
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Boris Johnson Uses Queen’s Speech to Set Out General Election Platform

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson set out his ambitions for governing Britain with an outline plan for what he will do if he wins the general election that’s expected to be triggered within weeks.The British prime minister promised a focus on domestic issues if he can “get Brexit done,” as he used the pomp and ceremony of a speech to Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II to announce 26 draft government bills.Without a majority ...


Britain's William and Kate to begin 'complex' tour of Pakistan

Prince William and his wife Kate will arrive in Pakistan late Monday for their "most complex" tour to date, British officials said, with Islamabad eager to tout improved security after years of violent militancy. Details of the five-day visit are being kept under wraps, with security expected to be tight for the couple's first official trip to Pakistan, and the first visit by a British royal since William's father Charles and his wife Camilla came in 2006. In addition to Islamabad they are set...


Misfiring Maguire & Pickford offered England warning by Three Lions legend Shearer

Misfiring Harry Maguire and Jordan Pickford have been warned that their England places are under threat, with Alan Shearer expecting Gareth Southgate to make changes to his defence. It would be a surprise if a commanding centre-half from Manchester United and Everton's first-choice goalkeeper are the men to lose their spots with the Three Lions. Maguire became the most expensive defender on the planet when making an £80 million ($98m) move to Old Trafford over the summer, while Pickford is ...
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Stocks bask in 'very good' trade talks, Brexit deal hopes

World shares on Friday basked in optimism over signs of a detente in the U.S.-China trade war and hopes that Britain was moving closer to a smooth exit from the European Union.
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World shares bask in 'very good' U.S.-China trade talks and Brexit deal hopes

World shares on Friday basked in optimism for a detente in the U.S.-China trade war and hopes that Britain was moving closer to a smooth exit from the European Union.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Britain, Brexit


BT launches 5G smartphone plans for consumers and businesses

Britain's BT will launch 5G services in more than 20 towns and cities on Friday, offering its consumer and business customers its fastest connections across both fixed line and mobile.
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WWII Lesson for Trump: Turkey Was in Bed With the Nazis

The Nazis melted gold dental fillings from concentration camp victims and found the best price for it was in neutral Turkey.At the same time, Turkey kept selling Germany the chromium ore it needed to build weapons and continue the war. But in harkening back to World War II in an effort to justify giving Turkey a green light to crush the Kurds, President Donald Trump ignored such damning truths. He instead said of the Kurds, “They didn't help us with Normandy.”Never mind that present day Kurd...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, Nazis, Turkey, Britain, Normandy, Middle East, Deutsche Bank, Nazi, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Balkans, Trump, Allies


Stocks rise with eyes on trade talks; pound rallies

Stocks rose on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with China's top trade negotiator on Friday, while the British pound rallied after the prime ministers of Britain and Ireland revived hopes of a possible Brexit deal.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Britain, Ireland, Donald Trump


Dollar falters as safe-haven bid dims on Brexit, trade deal optimism

The dollar slid to two-week lows on Thursday, with safe-haven demand for the currency waning as investors grew optimistic about progress towards a U.S.-China trade deal and agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Britain


Boy, 12, among casualties as Turkey intensifies assault on Kurds in northern Syria

Turkish mortars killed one 12-year-old boy and ripped off a young girl’s leg as Turkey pummeled Kurdish-held towns on the second day of its assault on northern Syria on Thursday.  Muhammad Yusuf Hussein and his 7-year-old sister Sarah were hit in a strike on Qamishli, the de facto capital of the unrecognised Kurdish statelet of Rojava.      On the other side of the border, Turkish authorities said four children including a nine-month old baby had been killed in retaliatory fire. They were the yo...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Israel, US, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Britain, Nato, Paris, Oxfam, Defence, Telegraph, Norway, Erdogan


Brexit Gets Adrenaline Shot From Meeting of British and Irish Leaders

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and his Ireland counterpart, Leo Varadkar, saw “a pathway to a possible deal” ahead of the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.
Tags: News, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Leo, Johnson, Leo Varadkar, Boris, Varadkar, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit


Dollar tumbles as safe-haven bid diminishes on Brexit, trade optimism

The dollar fell to two-week lows on Thursday, with safe-haven demand for the currency waning as investors grew optimistic about a U.S.-China trade deal as well as a potential agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Britain