British Figure Skating Championships: Lewis Gibson & Lilah Fear on Olympic ambitions

British Figure Skating Championships: Lewis Gibson & Lilah Fear on Olympic ambitions

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson have previously worked with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean British Figure Skating Championships Venue: Ice Sheffield Dates: 26 November-1 December Friday, 30 November: 12:30-19:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Saturday, 1 December: 12:00-18:00 BBC Sport website and app, connected TV Lewis Gibson played football as a youngster -…

The UAE pardoned a British student convicted to life in prison after showing a purported confession video where he says he works for MI6

The UAE pardoned a British student convicted to life in prison after showing a purported confession video where he says he works for MI6

The United Arab Emirates pardoned Matthew Hedges, a British PhD student who sentenced to life in prison on spying charges, on Monday after showing videos of him purportedly confessing to working for MI6. Hedges, a 31-year-old doctoral student in Middle Eastern studies at Durham University, has been in detention since he was arrested at the…

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

LONDON — British voters would rather stay in the EU than accept leaving without a deal, according to a new poll. The survey of 3,006 voters for Politico, found that British voters would choose by a margin of 53.5% to remain in the EU if the alternative was leaving under a no-deal scenario „with the…

The British celebrate a foiled assassination plot every year by lighting bonfires and burning an effigy named ‚Guy’ — here’s why

The British celebrate a foiled assassination plot every year by lighting bonfires and burning an effigy named ‚Guy’ — here’s why

„Remember, remember the 5th of November. Gunpowder, treason, and plot.” It’s a saying that will be familiar to most Brits, but one that is likely to raise eyebrows outside of the UK. The rhyme refers to Bonfire Night — an annual celebration which takes place on, you guessed it, November 5, and sees Brits wrap…

British Fast5 All-Stars: Wasps win maiden title with victory over Mavericks

British Fast5 All-Stars: Wasps win maiden title with victory over Mavericks

Wasps Netball were unbeaten throughout the tournamentWasps Netball won their maiden British Fast5 All-Stars title with a 42-32 victory over the Mavericks at London’s Copper Box Arena. Wasps’ Rachel Dunn delivered a shooting masterclass in the final and was named tournament MVP. Last year’s winners Loughborough Lightning failed to reach the semi-finals as they were…

British PM May accuses critics of ‚playing politics’ over Brexit: Sunday Times

Britain’s Prime Minister May arrives for the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham Thomson Reuters BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May accused critics of her plans to leave the European Union of „playing politics” with Britain’s future and undermining the national interest in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper. In another interview next…

British politician pledges to break up „cartel” of big four accounting firms in radical overhaul

The big four accounting firms could be broken up as part of a radical change promised by the UK’s Labour party, a senior opposition politician said ahead of a party conference on Sunday. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell told the Financial Times that a „radical” overhaul of the sector would be carried out by a Labour…

A British warship got involved in a showdown with the Chinese military in the South China Sea

A British warship got involved in a showdown with the Chinese military in the South China Sea

China’s Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer, left, and DDG-139 Ningbo Sovremenny class Type-956EM destroyer, right, take part in a week-long exerciseUncredited/AP Following in the wake of the US Navy, a British warship recently challenged China’s excessive claims to the disputed South China Sea, provoking a confrontation with the Chinese military and triggering outrage in Beijing.…

British Airways has a $13 million flight simulator that taught us how to take off, fly, and land an airplane

British Airways has a $13 million flight simulator that taught us how to take off, fly, and land an airplane

We visited British Airways Technical Block A, which is home to 16 flight simulators making it the biggest flight simulator facility in the UK. British Airways Captain Claire Bunton taught us how to fly the Airbus A380, which is the biggest commercial airplane in the world. We learned how to take off, fly, and land…