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 […]

1m tumble dryers posing fire threat still in UK homes, MPs told – The Guardian

An estimated 1m faulty tumble dryers at risk of bursting into flames are still in UK homes, the manufacturer has admitted to MPs. Ian Moverley, communications director for Whirlpool, which makes Hotpoint and Indesit tumble dryers, said on Tuesday it had been difficult to get the message out to owners of the remaining faulty machines […]

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Is The UK About To Have Its First Rate Rise In A Decade? – Forbes

Many economists expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade on Thursday. With low unemployment and stable economic growth – and after being nearly zero for nearly 10 years, rates are due to rise. But, there are a number of reasons why the Bank may wait for […]

Eurozone outpaces UK with fastest growth since 2011 – business live – The Guardian

The UK’s muted growth outlook stands in stark contrast to 2016, when the UK sat close to the top of G7 growth charts alongside Germany. Brexit negotiations in particular are weighing on the UK economy. Significant progress on three key issues is needed for discussions to move on to the post-Brexit trade relationship between the […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]

Australia Senate’s Stephen Parry ‘may be UK citizen’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stephen Parry (centre) being elected president of the Senate in 2014 Australia’s Senate president has revealed he could be a dual citizen, meaning he may join five others in becoming ineligible for office. Stephen Parry, who is part of the government, may have inherited UK citizenship through his father. […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]