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Black Friday: Best deals this evening – Telegraph.co.uk

Watch | Black Friday: how to get the best deals 01:21 25 November 2016 • 9:02pm Black Friday, the pre-Christmas shopping bonanza, has been in full swing all day – and the deals and discounts are likely to go on throughout the rest of the weekend. Millions of Brits are currently bargain hunting online and in store for […]

Black Friday weekend 2016 is here – your ultimate guide to all the best deals, what UK shops are taking part and … – Mirror.co.uk

Black Friday weekend is finally here, with shoppers heading out on the high street from 5am on Friday – and others bagging bargains from bed using phones and tablets from midnight itself. On November 25, and right through to Cyber Monday, an estimated £1.3 billion is expected to be spent by UK shoppers as we […]

UK, enjoy the Black Friday bargains while they last – Mashable

What’s This? Shoppers walk past a sign for Black Friday deals on a department store on Oxford Street. Image: Getty Images By Gianluca Mezzofiore2016-11-25 15:07:48 UTC It’s Black Friday again and while scenes of collective hysteria in stores seem to be a thing of the past, there has been a surge in online sales in […]

How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers – The Verge

The UK is about to pass into law sweeping surveillance legislation that will force ISPs and mobile operators to keep a complete record of every citizen’s browsing history for up to a year. This information will be accessible without a warrant to intelligence services, the police, and a number of other government agencies — including, […]

Talks on Final Brexit Deal Will Have to Wait, U.K. Is Warned – Bloomberg

Prime Minister Theresa May will not be able to begin talks on a final Brexit deal until the U.K. has agreed how much money it will pay to leave the European Union and resolved border issues, Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat said. The 27 remaining members of the EU are taking a three-tier approach to exit talks […]

With Philip Hammond’s Plan, UK Shelves Austerity – New York Times

Photo Philip Hammond, the chancellor of the Exchequer, has a reputation for approaching politics more like an accountant than a visionary. Credit Pool photo by Stefan Rousseau LONDON — After years of tough spending curbs, Britain’s government on Wednesday cast aside the language of austerity as it acknowledged the high economic cost of withdrawal from […]

Why is UK’s productivity still behind that of other major economies? – The Guardian

A Mercedes-Benz factory in Rastatt. German workers produce the same in four days as UK workers do in five. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Extra funds for new roads, research and development and skills training will drive up UK productivity and put the economy in a better position to withstand the looming Brexit shock. That was the […]

UK will agree tariff-free trade deal with EU, minister claims – The Independent

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The European Union will agree a tariff-free trade deal with the UK – and it will not run into the same difficulties faced by the troubled Canadian pact, a cabinet minister has insisted. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the amount of trade done between the UK and EU puts it in a different category to […]

UK is European hotspot for gonorrhoea and cocaine use, research shows – Telegraph.co.uk

The UK is a European hotspot for cocaine use and gonorrhoea, a report suggests. The percentage of young adults consuming cocaine is highest in the UK compared to all other European countries, according to a report from the European Commission and the OECD. Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report […]

UK wartime codebreaking center becomes cyber education college – Reuters

By Alex Fraser | BLETCHLEY, England BLETCHLEY, England It was once the home of Britain’s codebreakers during World War Two. Now more than 70 years later, Bletchley Park is preparing to host the UK’s first national college of cyber education, with a first intake of students starting in September 2018. Work is under way to […]

The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers … – The Verge

The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy. The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation “worse than scary.” Edward Snowden says it’s simply “the most extreme surveillance in […]

UK Shelves Austerity in First Spending Plan Since ‘Brexit’ Vote – New York Times

Photo Philip Hammond, the chancellor of the Exchequer, has a reputation for approaching politics more like an accountant than a visionary. Credit Pool photo by Stefan Rousseau LONDON — After years of tough spending curbs, Britain’s government on Wednesday cast aside the language of austerity as it acknowledged the high economic cost of withdrawal from […]

UK Spending Plan, First Since ‘Brexit’ Vote, Is Expected to Shelve Austerity – New York Times

Photo Philip Hammond, the chancellor of the Exchequer, has a reputation for approaching politics more like an accountant than a visionary. Credit Pool photo by Stefan Rousseau LONDON — After years of tough spending curbs, Britain’s government was expected on Wednesday to bury the rhetoric of austerity, and to try to placate struggling working-class families […]

The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means – The Verge

The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy. The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation “worse than scary.” Edward Snowden says it’s simply “the most extreme surveillance in […]

Shell sued in UK for ‘decades of oil spills’ in Nigeria – Aljazeera.com

Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi, leader of Nigeria’s Ogale people, unpacked four bottles of water from his homeland and lined them up on a table to show why his subjects are suing Royal Dutch Shell in a London court. The Nigerian water is contaminated with oil and cancer-causing compounds such as benzene. It is what his […]

UK Rejects Donald Trump’s Call for Nigel Farage to Be Made Ambassador – New York Times

Mr. Farage, a staunch backer of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union and an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, is better known at home for his fiery speeches than for his diplomatic skills. He appeared on the campaign trail with Mr. Trump and inspired the candidate to promise his supporters a “Brexit plus plus plus,” […]

UK Rejects Trump’s Call for Nigel Farage to Be Made Ambassador – New York Times

Mr. Farage, a staunch backer of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union and an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, is better known at home for his fiery speeches than for his diplomatic skills. He appeared on the campaign trail with Mr. Trump and inspired the candidate to promise his supporters a “Brexit plus plus plus,” […]

Trump Calls For UK’s Nigel Farage To Be Ambassador To The US – NPR

U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said he was surprised and flattered by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s endorsement and said his critics were out of touch. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Matt Cardy/Getty Images U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said he was surprised and flattered by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s endorsement and […]

UK to avoid recession in 2016, official figures expected to show – The Guardian

Shoppers on Oxford Street in London. Consumer spending has been credited with keeping the economy resilient. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Fears of a post-EU referendum recession in the second half of the year are expected to be proved unfounded by figures released this week. However, in the first official verdict on how the economy has […]

Brexit turns UK earnings upside down – Financial Times

Of all the forecasts made about the effect of a vote for Brexit, few featured an all-time high for the FTSE 100 index within 110 days, and a doubling of earnings in the following 12 months at some of London’s biggest listed companies. But that is precisely what is playing out — mainly because of […]

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