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Britain gets first-ever 'minister for loneliness' to tackle isolation

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The government said about 200,000 seniors have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in over a month.        

Why the Bayeux Tapestry’s loan to Britain is a homecoming | John Lichfield

The tapestry does not, as commonly perceived, depict the last time Britain was invaded and subjugated. It’s as much about our invasion of ourselves As a British-born, adopted Norman, I am delighted that the Bayeux Tapestry may be going on a short holiday to Britain after 952 years. Show More Summary

Alastair Meeks recommends his approach to baldness as Britain’s best post-Brexit strategy

The 1970s were my best decade for hair production.  My parents have pictures of me at a young age in lurid paisley colours with an Osmond-like hair helmet.  Those pictures are safely under lock and key. By the mid-90s, I was in remedial trichology.  My hairline was under assault from above and below: my scalp […]

France Wouldn't Loan This to Queen in 1953. Now, a Change

As the story goes, before Queen Elizabeth's 1953 coronation, Britain asked France if it might borrow the storied Bayeux Tapestry. The answer was no. Heinrich Himmler was also unsuccessful in transferring it to Nazi Germany. The 220-foot-long tapestry, which is on permanent display in Bayeux, France, has not left that...

May and Macron to sign new Calais border treaty

UK will make bigger contribution towards preventing migrants in France from crossing Channel Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May will sign a treaty on Thursday increasing Britain’s contribution towards preventing migrants in Calais from crossing the Channel and speeding up the asylum process for those entitled to claim refuge in the UK. Show More Summary

Vandal-proof statue of Thatcher outside UK parliament could be rejected again

LONDON (Reuters) - A second attempt to erect a statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside parliament, just six months after a first proposal was thrown out over vandalism fears, looks set to fail after officials recommended it be rejected.

Global stocks slip as investors digest US bank earnings

Global stock markets mostly fell on Wednesday as investors digested big losses at major U.S. banks, while bitcoin also dropped amid fears of greater regulation. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 … Click to Continue »

Irish PM denies 'plot' against Brexit

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar denied on Wednesday that the EU was conspiring to reverse the Brexit vote after a series of top figures held the door open for Britain to change its mind. Varadkar said it would be "counterproductive"...Show More Summary

France considers loaning Britain historic Bayeux Tapestry

French officials said Wednesday they plan to loan the historic Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, allowing the 11th-century artwork depicting the conquest of England to leave France for the first time … Click to Continue »

Russia scolds Britain for casting it as an aggressor after jets scrambled

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia scolded Britain on Wednesday for casting it as an aggressor and said Prime Minister Theresa May was more interested in public rhetoric than dealing with the real threats facing the West.

EU maintains offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday maintained the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of Brexit negotiations. Juncker … Click to Continue »

UK citizens ask Dutch court to protect post-Brexit EU rights

A group of British citizens who live in the Netherlands went to a Dutch court Wednesday in a bid to retain their EU citizenship rights after Britain completes its divorce … Click to Continue »

France, Britain to unveil new migration treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain, the French presidency said Wednesday.

40 Vintage Color Photographs of Liverpool, UK in the 1950s and 1960s

The 1950s was a time of great change in Britain – especially after the immediate post-war austerity years. In Liverpool, massive slum clearance programmes started to change the face of the city, television began to infiltrate people’s...Show More Summary

Australian Open day three: Britain’s Kyle Edmund reaches the third round

Tennis Wed 17 Jan, AT 10:50 Australian Open: Kyle Edmund reaches the third round In the women’s singles Marta Kostyuk, 15, will next play Elina Svitolina

Emmanuel Macron is lending the UK a famous piece of Franco-British history in a grand diplomatic gesture

Emmanuel Macron reportedly approved the loan of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to Britain. The artifact depicts the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066. Macron made the gesture ahead of a major meeting with Theresa May. The French President...Show More Summary

France would 'look with kindess' on UK Brexit change of mind - Macron adviser

PARIS (Reuters) - France would "look with kindness" on a decision by Britain to reverse the course of Brexit and remain in the European Union, an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.

Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin EU after Brexit

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. Juncker's comment about possible re-accession...Show More Summary

A suitable gift for this tin-pot Napoleon

People are gushing this morning over French President Emmanuel Macron’s offer to Britain of a loan of the Bayeux Tapestry. Since this is the first time in 950 years that France will have allowed it to leave its shores, this is being talked up as a sensational gift and further proof of Macron’s fabled charm. Show More Summary

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