AJ Impact

UK shoppers stay home as storms and virus rage

Growth in UK consumer spending slowed in February, with shoppers avoiding busy places due to the weather and virus.

UK shoppers stay home as storms and virus rage

AJ Impact

UK airline Flybe goes into administration as virus hurts demand

Flybe was already in financial trouble before the coronavirus hit but the slump in bookings has worsened the situation.

UK airline Flybe goes into administration as virus hurts demand

AJ Impact

Britain kicks off ambitious US and EU trade talk

Benefits from a US trade deal will not make up for the losses of leaving the EU, say analysts.

Brexit Britain kicks off ambitious US and EU trade talks

AJ Impact

UK: Tory economic philosophy shaken up by Johnson

New Conservative voters are expecting investment in deprived areas, and Boris Johnson likes big-spending projects.

Johnson's spending spree challenges Conservative fiscal orthodoxy

AJ Impact

UK will not bow to EU trade rules in talks, says PM's aide

The UK prime minister's Europe adviser says government wants a 'simple free trade agreement' with the EU.

UK will not bow to EU trade rules in talks, says PM's aide

United Kingdom

UK PM's adviser quits amid backlash over comments on IQ, race

Andrew Sabisky once suggested black people had lower IQs and discussed the benefits of forced contraception.

UK PM's adviser quits amid backlash over comments on IQ, race

Racism

UK government refuses to condemn adviser's eugenics comments

Andrew Sabisky, who once suggested black people had lower IQs, quits amid backlash over his comments.

UK government refuses to condemn adviser's eugenics comments

Europe

UK gov't reshuffle: Who's in and who's out?

The number of women in the Cabinet has fallen, while half of Johnson's top team went to either Oxford or Cambridge.

Boris Johnson's UK government reshuffle: Who's in and who's out?

AJ Impact

Campaigners rail against UK high speed train project

Over budget, behind schedule and failing to tackle climate change, it's full steam ahead for the HS2 project.

Johnson greenlights woodland-destroying high speed rail in UK

AJ Impact

January blues: UK shoppers remained wary in run-up to Brexit

UK retail sales barely increased even after elections in December offered more certainty on Brexit, a survey showed.

January blues: UK shoppers remained wary in run-up to Brexit

Brexit

Brexit: UK officially leaves the European Union

More than three years after the UK's in/out referendum, the country's membership of the EU ends.

Brexit: UK officially leaves the European Union

US & Canada

US refusal to extradite diplomat's wife 'denial of justice': UK

Anna Sacoolas' case is a political headache for PM Johnson who is trying to cultivate better ties with US amid Brexit.

US refusal to extradite diplomat's wife 'denial of justice': UK

Europe

UK: Peers vote to protect child refugees after Brexit

Upper chamber shoots down government's attempt to remove Lord Dubs's amendment ensuring protections for child refugees.

UK government suffers fourth defeat on Brexit legislation

Brexit

UK PM defeated on Brexit laws for first time since election

House of Lords, where government does not have majority, votes to protect EU citizens' rights after Brexit.

UK PM defeated on Brexit laws for first time since election

Europe

Johnson says no to Scottish independence referendum

The UK prime minister has officially rejected a formal referendum request from the Scottish government.

A second Scottish independence referendum? Johnson says no