Category Archives: UK

Bayeux Tapestry to Return to the UK After More Than 900 Years

The unique 70-metre long tapestry that depicts the 1066 Norman Conquest of Britain will be put on public display in 2022. The exhibition has been announced to coincide with the UK-France summit taking place this week.  The loan of the … Continue reading

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First MoT Remain at 3 Years to Protect Road Safety

Ministers put road safety first as they today decided to maintain the period before a car’s first MoT test at 3 years. The move comes after a Department for Transport consultation last year to consider changing the wait before the … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak in West Midlands and 4 Other Areas of England

Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed in the West Midlands and four other areas of England with a total of more than 120 cases. Public Health England says the cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Cheshire and Liverpool, Surrey … Continue reading

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Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. Tax-Free Childcare is now … Continue reading

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Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old. A number of DIY stores and supermarkets have signed up to the ban, which will apply to drain cleaners and … Continue reading

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Blue UK Passport to Return after EU Exit

After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards. So in a move to symbolise our national identity, the cover will be changing from the standard EU burgundy colour to a blue and … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport Fined After Young Child Injured

Birmingham Airport Limited has been fined after a six-year-old boy became trapped in a baggage conveyor. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how the boy was trapped by machinery when he found his way into the mesh cage of the ‘out of … Continue reading

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