UK targets a modern health scourge: loneliness

Minister appointed to help the vulnerable in a society where more than half of all over-75-year-olds live alone. John Corbet-Singleton had felt increasingly isolated. The death of his wife, two and a half years ago, left a void. “We’d been married for 65 years, so obviously companionship and friendship are important to me,” the 90-year-old […]

Museum of London marks 100 years of women's suffrage

This week marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. This week marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. Activists at the forefront of the campaign were known as Suffragettes. Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from London. Source: Read Full Article

Corbyn: 'No more' politicians serving bankers

Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of all” if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with promises to renationalise services and increase public spending, has […]

Museum of London marks 100 years of women's suffrage

This week marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. This week marks 100 years since women won the right to vote in the UK. Activists at the forefront of the campaign were known as Suffragettes. Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from London. Source: Read Full Article

Finsbury Park attacker Darren Osborne jailed for life

One person was killed and several others wounded when Osborne drove a vehicle into a group of people outside a mosque. A British court has sentenced the man who carried out a deadly vehicle ramming attack near a mosque in London last year to life in prison. In June, Darren Osborne killed one worshipper and […]

London mosque attacker convicted of murder

Darren Osborne, who wrote a hate-filled note then took a van to kill Muslims, has been convicted of murder for the Finsbury Park attack he executed. The man who drove his van into a crowd outside a London mosque last year has been convicted of murder. One person was killed when Darren Osborne rammed his […]

NHS: Beloved but beleaguered at 70

The UK’s pioneering health service is facing a raft of challenges as it enters its seventh decade. When planning the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games, director Danny Boyle was tasked with choosing themes that would best sum up the UK. Some were obvious: the Queen, the Beatles, James Bond, but others less so, […]

UK construction giant collapses

Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk with the collapse of the UK construction and services giant, Carillion. Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk with the collapse of the UK construction and services giant, Carillion. The company is involved in a vast range of infrastructure and services contracts, and the announcement that […]

Report: Women groped at men-only charity gala in London

Financial Times investigation finds groping and sexual harassment at men-only charity event in London. In the UK, a report on an undercover investigation into sexual harassment at a men-only charity fundraising gala has caused outrage. The Financial Times sent two reporters undercover to work as hostesses at the annual Presidents Club charity dinner in London’s […]

Amena Khan quits L'Oreal campaign after Israel backlash

British video blogger steps down after right-wing outlets publish old tweets criticising Israel’s war on Gaza. Just days into her role, a British Muslim model has quit a major beauty brand’s campaign after right-wing media outlets published her tweets from 2014, in which she criticised Israel’s war in Gaza. Amena Khan, who runs the Pearl […]