British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash – BBC News

Media captionQueues at Heathrow airport stretched out of the terminal Serious problems with British Airways’ IT systems have led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted, after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled. Passengers described “chaotic” scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information. The airline apologised […]

UK threat level lowered as police close on bomber’s network – Reuters

LONDON Britain lowered its security threat level to “severe” on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Earlier, police hunting a suspected network behind Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people on Monday night, said they had made two […]

Sandbanks and Salcombe top UK seaside property league – The Guardian

Sandbanks in Dorset, Britain’s Mayfair-on-Sea, has once again emerged as the most expensive seaside town in the country. Home to former Premier League managers and millionaire businessmen, the average price of a home on the glitzy peninsula is now just more than £664,000. Next in price is the sailing hotspot of Salcombe, further along the […]

Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather – The Guardian

Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of the country’s electricity needs, thanks to sunny skies and relatively low summer demand. National Grid said the thousands of photovoltaic panels on rooftops and in fields across the UK were generating 8.7GW, or 24.3% of demand at 1pm on Friday, […]

Manchester attack: ‘Immense progress’ made by police – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said more arrests are likely to be made Police have made “significant arrests and finds” in their inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing, according to the UK’s top counter-terrorism officer. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said they had “got hold of a large part” of the terror […]

McDonald’s UK ad reveals what Brits really think about Americans – Fox News

A series of ads for McDonald’s U.K. is painting all Americans as one big bunch of sports-lovin’, boot-wearin’, motorcycle-ridin’, big-hair-havin’ burger enthusiasts. And you know what? It’s kinda hard to argue otherwise. As part of the company’s “Great Tastes of America” campaign, McDonald’s released the commercials for their four new state-themed burgers — […]

Manchester attack: Police make 10th arrest – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An army bomb disposal unit was called to Wigan on Thursday Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday’s attack at the city’s Arena venue that killed 22 people. He is one of eight men – aged between 18 and 38 […]

UK shares touch new highs as sterling slips – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images UK share indexes have touched record intra-day highs as the value of the pound has slipped. The benchmark FTSE 100 index rose to 7,535.06 on Friday morning – beating the previous record set last week by two points – before slipping back to 7529.03 shortly after midday. Meanwhile the FTSE 250 […]