UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors – BBC News

UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock The UK’s first national sperm bank has stopped recruiting donors less than two years after its launch, it has emerged. The National Sperm Bank said it was unable to fund further donor recruitment, having successfully only taken on seven men. It was set up in October 2014 with a government grant to […]

UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote – BBC News

Media captionPhillip Hammond described the UK economy as “resilient” The UK’s service sector helped the economy to grow faster than expected in the three months after the Brexit vote, official figures have indicated. The economy expanded by 0.5% in the July-to-September period, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was slower than the 0.7% […]

Sharp drop in EU student applications to UK universities – BBC News

Sharp drop in EU student applications to UK universities – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption European students could have been put off applying to UK universities by uncertainties over funding Numbers of EU students applying for the most competitive UK university courses have dropped sharply, new figures show. The deadline for medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and Oxbridge passed on October 15 with EU applications […]

Nissan opts to build new model in UK after May pledges Brexit support – Reuters UK

LONDON/PARIS Japanese carmaker Nissan (7201.T) will build its new Qashqai model in Britain despite the vote to quit the EU, giving Prime Minister Theresa May her most important corporate endorsement since the Brexit referendum in June. The decision to build the new model at Britain’s largest car plant, rather than elsewhere in Europe, was won […]

UK deploys hundreds of troops and aircraft to eastern Europe – The Guardian

The UK is deploying hundreds of troops, as well as aircraft and armour to eastern Europe as part of the biggest build-up of Nato forces in the region since the cold war. The deployment is taking place during growing tensions over a series of high-profile Russian military manoeuvres. RAF Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby will […]

UK economy stays resilient despite shock of EU exit –

Economists expect Markit’s gauge of manufacturing activity to rise to 49 in August, after dropping to a three-year low of 48.2 in July. While still below the 50 level that signals growth, economists said the data pointed to a slowdown rather than a collapse in activity. Several analysts expect the manufacturing sector to eke out […]

Germany Warns U.K. That Brexit Talks Will Be Very Difficult – Bloomberg

German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth warned that the U.K.’s negotiations to leave the European Union “will be very difficult” and that Britain won’t be allowed to “cherry pick” the best that the bloc has to offer. “If the British want full market access but want to limit the access of workers from Germany, France […]

RNLI beach safety warning after 12 UK sea deaths – BBC News

RNLI beach safety warning after 12 UK sea deaths – BBC News

Image copyright Roger Davies/Geograph Beachgoers have been urged to stay safe on the coast this weekend following 12 sea deaths around the UK in the past week. Mid and West Wales fire service and the RNLI have issued advice as they predict a busy bank holiday weekend. It includes supervising children, not using inflatables in […]

Meet the Swedish politician ready to play hardball with the UK on Brexit – The Guardian

During the febrile, topsy-turvy days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there were plenty of tough messages from European leaders. But few sounded more uncompromising than the EU trade commissioner. A week after the result, Cecilia Malmström, Europe’s lead trade negotiator, stated that the UK could not even begin discussing a trade deal […]