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GERMANY – EU leaders mull over May’s Brexit offer

GERMANY – EU leaders mull over May’s Brexit offer

BRUSSELS –– Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a “fair” deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago. Given the floor for ten minutes at the end of a Brussels summit dinner, her […]

Grenfell lesson

Grenfell lesson

With the Barbadian community in the United Kingdom having been spared the worst of last week’s Grenfell Tower Fire, this country’s High Commissioner to London Guy Hewitt today suggested that there was an important lesson for all of Barbados arising out the recent UK tragedy. “It is important for us to realize, even in Barbados, […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Fiery protests

UNITED KINGDOM – Fiery protests

LONDON –– Protests are being held in London as residents demand support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public said the homeless needed help “right now”. Crowds gathered outside a hall where PM Theresa May met survivors and […]

UNITED KINGDOM – High rise blaze

UNITED KINGDOM – High rise blaze

LONDON –– A blaze engulfed a 24-story housing block in central London on Wednesday, trapping residents as they slept and killing at least 12 people in an inferno that the fire brigade said was unprecedented in its scale and speed. More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to […]

‘Fatalities’ after central London vehicle and stabbing incidents

‘Fatalities’ after central London vehicle and stabbing incidents

More than one person has died after an incident involving a vehicle and stabbings in the London Bridge area of the capital, police have said. Armed police responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on the bridge in central London. The Met Police said officers were also at Borough Market nearby where they were […]

‘Van hits pedestrians’ on London Bridge in ‘major incident’

‘Van hits pedestrians’ on London Bridge in ‘major incident’

Police are responding to reports that a van has hit a number of pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. Witnesses have said that armed officers are understood to be at the scene after a white transit van mounted the pavement before driving into people. The Met Police say they are dealing with an incident […]

BA flight chaos continues at Heathrow

BA flight chaos continues at Heathrow

More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow have been cancelled as disruption to passengers enters a second day. The airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, causing cancellations and delays for thousands of passengers. All long-haul services will fly from Heathrow, but with delays, BA said. The […]

Eight-year-old among Manchester bombing victims

Eight-year-old among Manchester bombing victims

MANCHESTER – An eight-year-old described as a “beautiful little girl” has been named as one of the 22 people killed in a vicious bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. Lancashire County Council confirmed that Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, Lancashire was killed in the attack at the Manchester Arena. […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Bomber named

UNITED KINGDOM – Bomber named

MANCHESTER –– British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The man suspected of carrying out Britain’s deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years […]