Australian chain Smiggle laughs all the way to the bank after UK growth | Business

“I was in Smiggle and my mum said ‘I wish there were some chairs’ but other than that Smiggle is amazing,” is the professional assessment of the eight-year-old budding retail analyst Bridie O’Brien. Her father, Patrick, a retail expert at the GlobalData consultancy, had called on his daughter’s expertise as …

Australia urged to follow suit as UK cracks down on pokies, limiting bets to $3.60 per spin

Australia urged to follow suit as UK cracks down on pokies, limiting bets to $3.60 per spin

Posted May 18, 2018 11:23:55 The UK Government has announced it will introduce maximum bets on poker machines to address problem gambling. Culture Secretary Matt Hancock announced he was limiting bets to 2 pounds ($3.60) per spin — down from the current limit of 100 pounds ($179). The minister described …

UK citizenship test: Does Meghan Markle know enough to become a British citizen?

UK citizenship test: Does Meghan Markle know enough to become a British citizen?

Updated May 14, 2018 17:49:45 Photo: Meghan Markle will have to study up before she becomes a UK citizen. (Source: Instagram/Meghan Markle) Meghan Markle will become part of the Royal family when she marries Prince Harry this weekend but the American actor will have to pass a test before she …

Russia’s envoy to the UK says Britain abducted the Skripals

Russia’s ambassador to the UK has accused Britain of abducting Sergei and Yulia Skripal and has demanded access to the two Russian citizens, who were poisoned in a nerve agent attack. Alexander Yakovenko was speaking after a meeting at the Foreign Office which he claimed failed to be constructive. Source …

Sharon Mason’s killer Arthur Greer paroled, to be deported to the UK

Sharon Mason’s killer Arthur Greer paroled, to be deported to the UK

Updated May 10, 2018 00:49:41 Related Story: ‘He destroyed my best friend’: Woman criticises push to free convicted killer Notorious child killer Arthur Greer has been granted parole from an Australian prison, but will be deported immediately to the United Kingdom. Greer, now aged 80, was found guilty of murdering …

Australia-UK trade deal could cause ‘turmoil’ in Wales amid Brexit fallout – Brexit: UK EU Referendum

Australia-UK trade deal could cause ‘turmoil’ in Wales amid Brexit fallout – Brexit: UK EU Referendum

By Europe correspondent James Glenday in the Brecon Beacons, Wales Updated May 07, 2018 07:34:53 Photo: Welsh hill farmers, such as Garry Williams, fear their way of life is at risk. (ABC News: David Sciasci) A much talked about future trade deal between Australia and the UK could contribute to …

Royal wedding: Adelaide sisters travel to UK to join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle near Windsor Castle

Royal wedding: Adelaide sisters travel to UK to join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle near Windsor Castle

Updated May 05, 2018 12:08:13 Photo: Sisters Judy Routley and Helen Johnson talk about their plans. (ABC News: Sarah Hancock) It may be more than 16,000 kilometres away, but that’s not going to make two sisters from Adelaide miss out on the Royal wedding. Sisters Helen Johnson and Judy Routley …

Up to 270 women in the UK may have died prematurely from breast cancer due to a computer glitch

Up to 270 women in the UK may have died prematurely from breast cancer due to a computer glitch

Updated May 03, 2018 10:57:09 Up to 270 women in England may have died prematurely from breast cancer due to a computer error inside the UK’s health service. Key points: Between 2009 and 2018, an estimated 450,000 women were not invited to their final breast screening A “computer algorithm failure” …

Skripal poisoning suspects not yet identified, security increased for other targets, UK says

Skripal poisoning suspects not yet identified, security increased for other targets, UK says

Posted May 02, 2018 00:01:52 Photo: British authorities are continuing their investigations into the poisoning of the Skripals. (AP: Ben Birchall/PA) Britain has not identified the suspects who carried out the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal but is stepping up protection for other defectors who might also …

Amber Rudd resigns as UK Home Secretary

Amber Rudd resigns as UK Home Secretary

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned after Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced an outpouring of indignation over its treatment of long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labelled illegal immigrants. The resignation of one of May’s closest allies is a blow as she navigates the final year of negotiations …