British Economy, Post-Brexit and Pummeled by Covid, Is Worst in G-7

The U.K.’s economy shrank more last year than any of the G-7, in what the Bank of England says will be the country’s biggest economic slump in more than 300 years. What went wrong? Shutdowns caused greater pain for the U.K. than other members of the Group of Seven advanced economies in part because it…Continue Reading

AMC Acquires British Thriller Series ‘The Beast Must Die’

AMC Networks has acquired six-part British revenge thriller “The Beast Must Die,” which will premiere on AMC and streaming service AMC+ later in 2021. The series, which brings “Mad Men” and “The Terror” actor Jared Harris back to AMC, is produced in partnership with BritBox UK, New Regency Television International and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free.…Continue Reading

British Lawmaker Asks US, UK, EU, Others To Suspend Aid To Uganda, Sanction Government Officials

A member of the United Kingdom House of Commons, Dr Paul Williams, has called on international communities and organisations to suspend financial aid to Uganda. Williams in a statement on Sunday called on the UK, US and European Union to sanction some government officials in the country for their roles in Thursday’s general elections. The Uganda’s…Continue Reading

250,000 Small British Businesses Expected to Be Destroyed by Coronavirus Lockdowns This Year

The coronavirus lockdowns implemented by the British government will force at least a quarter of a million small businesses to shut down for good if they are not bailed out by the taxpayer, business leaders have predicted. Over the next year, at least 250,000 are expected to go under, according to a survey conducted by…Continue Reading

British baker Greggs slows sales decline

LONDON (Reuters) – British baker and fast food retailer Greggs has slowed a sales decline caused by the coronavirus crisis but does not expect profits to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022 at the earliest, it said on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: Signage and logo pictured outside a branch of Greggs in Liverpool, Britain, July 30, 2019.…Continue Reading

British Airways reviewing flight schedule after new lockdowns in UK

LONDON (Reuters) – UK-based airlines British Airways and easyJet said they were reviewing their plans in response to new national COVID lockdowns, with reductions to already low levels of flying almost certain.FILE PHOTO: British Airways planes are seen at the Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKayRestrictions on travel due to the…Continue Reading

MF Doom, Legendary British Rapper, Dies at 49

Legendary underground British rapper, songwriter and producer MF Doom (Daniel Dumile) has died at age 49. A cause of death has not been revealed. In a statement posted to Instagram on Thursday, the rapper’s family said he passed away on Oct. 31. “The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could…Continue Reading

British man sentenced over plans to smuggle generator from US to Iran

A UK citizen has been sentenced to two and a half years in US federal prison after attempting to smuggle about £368,000 worth of industrial equipment from America to Iran.Colin Fisher, 45, who was sentenced in Pensacola federal court, Florida, was also convicted of breaking an embargo.Fisher pleaded guilty in September to violating the International…Continue Reading