AJ Impact

'Very tough' conditions: UK factories plan layoffs as virus bites

Nearly half of the UK's factories intend to shed staff in the next six months, a survey shows.

'Very tough' conditions: UK factories plan layoffs as virus bites

AJ Impact

Post-Brexit: Exports to NI from UK will need new customs papers

Companies will have to file import declarations and safety and security declarations in advance, Bloomberg reports.

Post-Brexit: Exports to NI from UK will need new customs papers

Europe

Wales keeps strict lockdown measures as England reopens

Despite low COVID-19 rates, Wales says harsher restrictions will remain in place because they are working.

The Green Read

Face masks, gloves and a new breed of plastic pollution

The growing number of single-use masks and gloves found in our environment add to an unprecedented pollution problem.

Face masks, gloves and a new breed of plastic pollution

AJ Impact

UK court denies Venezuela's Maduro access to gold in bank vault

The UK recognises Guaido as Venezuela's president, a judge says in a case over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.

UK court denies Venezuela's Maduro access to gold in bank vault

AJ IMPACT

Leicester lockdown: Business owners 'depressed' at new emergency

How the British city of Leicester is struggling with lockdown, as the rest of the country begins to reopen.

Hong Kong

PM Johnson makes UK citizenship offer to Hong Kong residents

As many as three million people eligible for the UK's offer, which excludes those born after the end of British rule.

PM Johnson makes UK citizenship offer to Hong Kong residents

AJ Impact

UK watchdog wants tougher rules to check Google, Facebook

The body is calling on the UK government to tackle the dominance of tech giants and help make space for other players.

UK watchdog wants tougher rules to check Google, Facebook

Opinion

For the EU to effectively address racial injustice, we need data

EU countries continue to avoid collecting data on ethnic minorities and ignore persistent problems they face.

Brandee Butler

by Brandee Butler

Brandee Butler

AJ Impact

Coronavirus: UK's Johnson unveils $6bn plan to build back economy

Much of the spending will go to building or repairing hospitals, roads and bridges, transport and schools.

Coronavirus: UK's Johnson unveils $6bn plan to build back economy

AJ IMPACT

UK PM urged to tackle unemployment in poorest parts

UK prime minister set to lay out his plan to rescue the fragile economy.

AJ Impact

Spending down, savings up: How British shoppers dealt with virus

Household spending plunged 2.7 percent in the first quarter, the most on record, as the economy shrank by 2.2 percent.

Spending down, savings up: How British shoppers dealt with virus

Europe

Libyan suspect in court over UK's deadly knife attack in Reading

Khairi Saadallah faces three counts of murder and three of attempted murder over the June 20 attack in Reading.

Libyan suspect in court over UK's deadly knife attack in Reading

Europe

UK's Johnson eyes school-building boom after coronavirus slump

Rebuilding programme will start in this year with first 50 projects to be supported by additional $1.23bn budget.

UK's Johnson eyes school-building boom after coronavirus slump

Europe

UK tests drone to deliver medical supplies to remote areas

In the Isle of Wight, successful trial using a drone to deliver medical supplies from the mainland has implications for isolated communities everywhere.