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Ola Rolls Out Cab Service in 3 More UK Cities – Birmingham, Liverpool, Reading

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Ola UK India’s leading ride-hailing aggregator Ola on Friday rolled out its cab service in the UK’s Birmingham, Liverpool and Reading cities, offering private hire vehicles and black cabs to commuters. “The local councils in the three cities granted us license to offer taxi and private hire vehicles to commuters in Birmingham, Liverpool and Reading,” said the …

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Huawei Rebuked by Britain for Security Failings, More Flaws Disclosed

Britain publicly chastised China’s Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new “significant technical issues,” increasing pressure on the company as it battles Western allegations that Beijing could use its gear for spying. In a report published on Thursday, the government-led board that oversees vetting of Huawei gear in Britain said …

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Euromillions: UK ticketholder wins £71m jackpot

Image copyright PA A UK Euromillions ticketholder has scooped the jackpot of more than £71m. Friday’s winning numbers were 03, 15, 24, 42 and 46, with Lucky Star numbers 09 and 12. The National Lottery urged players across the country to check their tickets to be in with a chance of claiming the £71,057,439 prize. It is the latest in …

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Dave beats Foals and Dido in UK album chart race

Image copyright Official Charts Company Image caption Dave, sometimes known as Santan Dave, was born David Orobosa Omoregie London rapper Dave has topped the UK charts with his fearless, emotionally raw debut album Psychodrama. It was inspired by his brother, who is serving a life sentence for murder. Over 11 tracks, Dave unflinchingly examines the impact of that conviction and …

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Anger and solidarity at UK gathering for New Zealand attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLondon imam Mohammed Mahmoud calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism There was a message of solidarity as faith and community leaders, joined by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, held a gathering at the East London Mosque dedicated to victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings. Posters saying “no to Islamophobia” and “this …

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Christchurch shootings: UK mosque security to be discussed

Image copyright Getty Images Security at UK mosques is to be discussed following the terror attacks in New Zealand that left 49 dead. Senior counter-terrorism experts and security services will hold talks with the home secretary later on how mosques in the UK can best be protected. Police are also stepping up patrols around mosques to provide reassurance. The Queen …

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Interserve: UK outsourcing giant loses rescue vote

Image copyright Creative Commons Image caption Interserve has a cleaning contract for Network Rail stations Outsourcing giant Interserve has failed to persuade shareholders to approve a rescue plan for the company. Interserve is expected to go into administration later today, although its contracts are likely to continue as normal and no job cuts are expected. But its failure is likely …

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Interserve: Key UK contractor faces crunch vote on rescue plan

Image copyright Creative Commons Image caption Interserve has a cleaning contract for Network Rail stations Key government contractor Interserve faces a crunch vote on Friday which could lead it into administration. The outsourcing giant has been trying to persuade shareholders to back a rescue deal which would see 95% of the firm pass to lenders. It reached a deal with …

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Brexit: Does the UK need to hold European elections?

Image copyright Getty Images It is becoming a key question in this complex Brexit process. If the UK was to request, or be offered, a lengthy extension of its membership of the European Union (EU), would there be an obligation to take part in May’s European elections? Both the UK government and the European Commission (EC) say that there would; …

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Shell chief’s pay doubles to 143 times average UK worker’s

Image copyright Shell Image caption Mr van Beurden joined the firm in 2014 The chief executive of oil-company Shell saw his pay more than double last year to more than €20m (£17m). Ben van Beurden’s total salary in 2017, which was approximately €9m, prompted a shareholder revolt. The Dutch executive’s rise comes as the company increased its annual profits by …

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