Five people were stabbed at a shopping center in the northern English city of Manchester on Friday and police said counter-terrorism detectives were leading the investigation. The stabbings took place at the Arndale shopping center in the heart of the city. The mall was evacuated as armed police rushed to the scene.
Boris Johnson will on Wednesday send his final Brexit offer to the European Union, warning that he’ll walk away from the table and take Britain out of the bloc without a deal if Brussels doesn’t engage with him. Addressing his Conservative Party’s annual conference in Manchester, England, the prime minister will issue an ultimatum to Brussels.
Coffee could become a luxury in the UK if businesses do not help farmers, experts say. Climate change and historically low prices are forcing coffee producers in Peru to abandon their crops and turn to other sources of income. The delicate Arabica bean, which is used in Briton’s flat whites and cappuccinos, is being farmed on ever-higher and cooler land as temperature increases make more and more land unsuitable for growing the plant.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Monday that he had inappropriately touched a female journalist 20 years ago, and said the public were more interested in hearing about his plans for services. Charlotte Edwardes, a columnist, wrote in The Sunday Times that Johnson had groped her at a lunch in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator magazine.
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, a humiliating rebuke that thrusts Britain’s exit from the European Union deeper into turmoil. The unanimous decision by the court’s 11 judges undermines Johnson and gives legislators more scope to oppose his promise to take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31.
Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The Commons voted 328 to 301 to take control of the agenda, meaning they can bring forward a bill seeking to delay the UK’s exit date. In response, Boris Johnson said he would bring forward a motion for an early general election.
The Queen approved an order from the prime minister for parliament to be “prorogued” from the second week in September until 14 October – just 17 days before the scheduled date of Brexit on Halloween. Opponents of a no-deal Brexit have accused Boris Johnson of a “coup” against parliament, after it was announced that both the Commons and Lords will be suspended for more than a month in the run-up to the date of EU withdrawal.
A campaigner who wanted to prosecute British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for allegedly lying about the benefits of Brexit before the 2016 European Union referendum, on Wednesday lost his bid to take the case to Britain’s top court. Marcus Ball, 29, wanted to bring the crowdfunded private prosecution against Johnson for misconduct in public office over a claim emblazoned on his bright red “Leave” campaign bus that Britain would be 350 million pounds ($445 million) a week better off outside the EU.
After a successful campaign by residents, Guinness World Records said Tuesday that the street of Ffordd Pen Llech in the seafront town of Harlech in North Wales, located 245 miles northwest of London, has a gradient of 37.45 percent. That is two percentage points steeper than Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, which held the record for more than a decade.
Downing Street has reaffirmed its “full support” for the UK’s ambassador to the US after Donald Trump said he will no longer work with him. The US president was responding after leaked emails revealed Sir Kim Darroch had called his administration inept. Speaking on Monday following Mr Trump’s initial comments on the leaked emails, Downing Street said the prime minister did not agree with Sir Kim’s assessment but had “full faith” in him.