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UK: Conservative Election Manifesto Lacks Gambling References

UK: Conservative Election Manifesto Lacks Gambling References

Five years ago, in 2019, the UK’s Conservative Party released a manifesto, outlining a number of proposed changes. Those efforts played a key role in the launch of the gambling reform in the country which involved a review of the Gambling Act. Several years after the launch of the review, the Gambling Act White Paper...

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4G “Unlikely” to be Extended to 95% of U.K. by End of 2025

4G “Unlikely” to be Extended to 95% of U.K. by End of 2025

The U.K. government’s target of extending 4G coverage to 95% of the country by December 2025 is looking unlikely, according to a report from the House of Commons. Businesses and individuals in rural areas will be most impacted by the failure, especially after 3G and landline networks are turned off. For the target to be...

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Airbnb serves up its top Wimbledon and tennis-inspired stays

Airbnb serves up its top Wimbledon and tennis-inspired stays

 The upcoming summer of sport is jam-packed with major tennis tournaments, with grand slams taking place throughout the season, including Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open. Unsurprisingly, these popular sporting events are influencing travellers’ choices, with destinations such as France, the US, and the UK seeing increased interest according to Airbnb summer trends.* ...

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UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

UK Labour’s Keir Starmer arrives on the world stage

Starmer has tried to wrap himself in the flag and embrace the U.K.’s armed forces — and in doing so, draw a sharp contrast with the leadership of his predecessor, the socialist, NATO-sceptic Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer certainly looks the part. Square jaw, quaffed hair, pressed suit, stern stare. Squint a bit and you can imagine him...

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UK biodiversity and maintenance firm to create 150 jobs in Ireland – Agriland.ie

UK biodiversity and maintenance firm to create 150 jobs in Ireland – Agriland.ie

A United Kingdom (UK) based external maintenance and biodiversity company has announced 150 Irish-based roles as part of a €5 million expansion into the Irish market. The company, Ground Control, undertakes external maintenance and energy solution services including grounds maintenance, arboriculture (management of trees), solar, and electric vehicle charging point installation, amongst other products and...

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UK Gambling Regulator to Face Northern & Shell in Court

UK Gambling Regulator to Face Northern & Shell in Court

The transition of the UK National Lottery license from Camelot to Allwyn was completed in February this year. Ultimately, Allwyn was picked as the winner of the license after a selection process led by the gambling regulator in the country, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). However, not everyone agreed with the procurement process which is...

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City lobbyists eye plum Labour jobs as power beckons

City lobbyists eye plum Labour jobs as power beckons

And there are more to come. One policy director at a financial services trade body, granted anonymity to speak freely, said there are “plenty” of senior City professionals who have reached out to Labour over the last few months querying whether senior advisor jobs are available in the shadow Treasury. Job drought One problem is...

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Donald Trump faces travel ban to 38 countries

Donald Trump faces travel ban to 38 countries

Former President Donald Trump, now a convicted felon, could face significant travel restrictions as many countries around the world enforce strict immigration policies against individuals with criminal records. The Context Donald Trump was recently found guilty on all counts in a high-profile hush money case. The charges stemmed from payments made during his 2016 presidential...

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Top 5 Cloud Trends U.K. Businesses Should Watch in 2024

Top 5 Cloud Trends U.K. Businesses Should Watch in 2024

As business data demands increase, cloud providers and their customers find themselves having to consider the implications of increasing storage costs, security risks and environmental footprint. Such impacts are of particular importance to U.K. organisations, as it is the largest cloud market in Europe. TechRepublic spoke to U.K. cloud experts to identify the top five industry...

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British Sikh businessman charged with bribing foreign public official

British Sikh businessman charged with bribing foreign public official

London: A British-Sikh businessman wanted in connection with a multimillion-pound bribery investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) was charged with bribing a foreign public official in a London court on Thursday. Peter Virdee, 50, also known as Hardip Singh, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, where he was charged alongside the company of which...

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