Tackle UK’s north-south divide with pledge on infrastructure, say experts – The Guardian

Britain’s north-south divide should be tackled by a government pledge in its new industrial strategy to provide every citizen with decent transport, schools, hospitals and digital access, an expert body says. The independent industrial strategy commission on Wednesday urged ministers to tackle Britain’s regional imbalances by committing to universal basic infrastructure – a guaranteed standard […]

Bad weather knocks out Freeview TV across the UK – Engadget

In a statement, the company put the signal issues down to high air pressure: “TV and radio signals can be affected by atmospheric conditions, including high air pressure (which brings fine weather), heavy rain or snow,” said a spokesperson. “We’re aware that high air pressure is currently affecting TV and radio signals for some viewers. […]

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

‘In the UK, it’s about survival’: Why UK publishers aren’t going all-in on video – Digiday

While publishers in the U.S. have “pivoted to video” in droves, those in the U.K. haven’t done so to the same degree, due to a smaller market, fewer VC-backed publishers and comparatively less reliance on Facebook. The much-mocked term “pivot to video” has become a catch-all phrase for replacing text-based journalists with video specialists. Since […]

Brexit fails to dent UK as a top place to do business – Telegraph.co.uk

Britain has maintained its place as one of the top 10 countries in the world for ease of doing business despite worries that political turmoil and the Brexit negotiations could dent the country’s appeal to companies. The UK is the seventh best place to do business, according to the World Bank’s annual report on competitiveness. […]

Harvey Weinstein: UK woman ‘shaken’ after hotel encounter – BBC News

Media captionBritish woman Sophie Morris says Harvey Weinstein harassed her when she was 19 years old A British woman who worked for Harvey Weinstein for a day says the movie mogul “intimidated” her after being sexually inappropriate in a hotel room. Sophie Morris, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, says a […]

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

Media captionA British Virgin Islands residents describe the aftermath of two hurricanes Britain will now be able to spend official development aid on hurricane hit-islands after changes to international rules agreed in Paris. During this year’s hurricane season the UK government was not able to release funds to its Caribbean territories as they were deemed […]