UK Train Strikes And Energy Hikes Add To Week Of Economic Turmoil

LONDON (AP) — Trains in Britain all but ground to a halt Saturday as coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets. Only about 11% of train services were expected to operate across the U.K. on Saturday, according to … Read more

Molly Russell’s cause of death ruled a suicide resulting from social media

A London coroner has ruled a 14-year-old girl’s 2017 death a suicide resulting from harmful social media posts. The ruling came Friday at the conclusion of an inquest — or a judicial inquiry — into Molly Russell’s death five years ago, according to The Molly Rose Foundation (MRF) established in the 14-year-old’s memory to prevent suicide … Read more

American homebuyers find UK bargains, discounted by a weaker pound

Street in Chelsea district, London Alexander Spatari | Moment | Getty Images American homebuyers are searching for bargains in the U.K., as a weaker pound contributes to double-digit price cuts. The fall in the British currency over the past year, down 17.5% against the U.S. dollar so far in 2022, has made U.K. real estate … Read more

Scientists sound alarm over little-known STI in US resistant to EVERY antibiotic used against it 

A ‘silent-spreader’ STI which can cause infertility is feared to be evolving into a superbug. Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as M. genitalium or M. gen, has become resistant to every antibiotic used to treat it so far. The sexually transmitted infection was first discovered in London in the 1980s — but a test has only been … Read more

Brent crude slides below $85 a barrel as dollar surges

An aerial view of Phillips 66 oil refinery is seen in Linden, New Jersey, United States. Tayfun Cosku | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Brent crude fell below $85 a barrel Monday, as recession fears weighed and the U.S. dollar surged. Brent futures for November settlement were trading down over 1% around $84.92 at 8 … Read more

British boy, 17, is charged with hacking Uber and Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar

A 17-year-old boy from Oxfordshire in England has been arrested in relation to recent high-profile hackings of Uber and Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar.  According to reporting from Matthew Keys’ The Desk, the unnamed teen is being held on charges that include conspiracy to attack at least two computing systems.  A brief statement from the City of … Read more

London Banks Prepare For Possible Blackouts

Banking and financial firms in London are closely studying and updating contingency electricity supply plans to protect themselves and their customers in case power outages hit the UK this winter. Some banks are discussing the idea of again encouraging the work-from-home policies from previous Covid lockdowns or using offsite locations, representatives of the trade association … Read more

London scientists find cancer tumours in terminally ill patients are eradicated by herpes virus

A genetically-engineered herpes virus is the new hope to beat cancer after scientists found tumours in terminally ill patients were eradicated or shrunk using the groundbreaking new therapy.  An early trial at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in London revealed that a modified version of the herpes simplex virus showed signs of effectiveness in a quarter … Read more

Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine

A future cure for paralysis? Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine that do not regenerate naturally Scientists have discovered a molecule that can repair damage in the spine after a severe injury Called TTK21, it can stimulate repair in axons with no regenerative abilities – opening the door … Read more

Biden and world leaders attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

CNN  —  US President Joe Biden on Monday joined a long slate of world leaders for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral inside London’s Westminster Abbey, where royal pageantry was on full display to pay tribute to a monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. World leaders, dignitaries, politicians, public figures and European royals were among the … Read more