NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

Good morning everyone, our news today comes from Google News. As the dispute between the UK and European Union over coronavirus vaccines lurches from one debacle to another, the UK itself is bidding to accelerate production of its homegrown vaccines, … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.03.2021: Lockdowns and the EU vaccine dispute make things antsy in the UK

NEWS DIGEST 12.09.2020: The loss of hands and reputations is a painful one

Good morning! Today HEM brings you news that is hot on Facebook. British prime minister Boris Johnson has been accused by The Guardian newspaper of essentially trashing the country’s reputation in a stinging opinion piece by commentator Jonathan Friedland. The … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.09.2020: The loss of hands and reputations is a painful one

RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via RACHAEL BURFORD/Newham Recorder   Police in the east London borough of Newham are considering proposals to require owners of large hunting knives,¬†often¬†known as ‘Rambo’ knives, to have their blades licensed in response to the wave of knife crime currently inundating the capital, local newspaper the Newham Reporter said yesterday. Senior detectives from the Metropolitan Police have begun key discussions with government officials on bringing in a system of ‘licensing or registration’ to keep track of the circulation of hunting knives, many of which are owned by collectors or hunters, but are also a … Continue reading RAMBO KNIVES: East London police considering to license ownership of large blades

BLUE PASSPORTS: British PM urged to explain passport decision to UK workers

London – VIJAY SHAH via PA/Aol The British prime minister Theresa May has been urged to explain her government’s decision to provisionally award the printing of the UK’s post-Brexit passports to a French firm, reported AOL via news agency Press Association. The UK plans to change the colour of its passport to dark blue from the current maroon once it leaves the European Union (EU) next year. Supporters of the withdrawal, dubbed ‘Brexit’ have called for a new passport design that reflects ‘Britishness’, but have been angered by the Government’s choice of awarding the tender for the new travel documents … Continue reading BLUE PASSPORTS: British PM urged to explain passport decision to UK workers

BREXIT: EU nationals in the UK to stay after country leaves union

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via Press Association & The Guardian     The Home Office, the UK government agency in charge of immigration and settlement matters, has announced via various reports that European Union nationals currently residing in Britain will be permitted to continue living there, ending a dilemma for hundreds of thousands of continentals worried about their status post-Brexit, the Guardian reports. After the July referendum which saw the shock decision by just over half of British voters to get their nation withdrawn from the EU after forty years, European Union citizens were left in the lurch, unsure … Continue reading BREXIT: EU nationals in the UK to stay after country leaves union