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Drugs and late nights: micro-engraver carves out niche

Birmingham - Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else.

Morgan Motor Co. still makes cars by hand and uses some wood

Malvern Link - For almost 120 years now Morgan Motor Company has been making three-wheeled and four-wheeled cars in a small factory in western England in Malvern Link southwest of Birmingham.

Review: Sandi Morris wins pole vault at IAAF Diamond League Birmingham Special

Birmingham - On August 18, American pole vaulter Sandi Morris won first place in the women's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League Birmingham.

Review: Lea Sprunger wins 400 meter hurdles at Diamond League Birmingham Special

On August 18, Swiss athlete Lea Sprunger reigned supreme in the women's 400 meter hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham.

UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

London - A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Review: Katie Nageotte tied for 3rd place at Diamond League Birmingham Special

On August 18, American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte competed in the women's pole vault competition at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM's plan

London - Nigel Farage, who spearheaded the drive to get Britain out of the EU, announced Saturday he was returning to the fray in a bid to scupper the government's Brexit blueprint.

Renewable energy startup is lighting up London

London - A London-based, online renewables only energy provider called Bulb is not only growing its number of users, the company is also attracting investment from big firms based in the U.S. and Russia.

Sainz replaces Alonso at McLaren

London - Spaniard Carlos Sainz will drive for McLaren in next season's Formula One championship, filling the vacuum left by the retirement of Fernando Alonso, the team announced on Thursday.

Man behind UK parliament attack accused of attempted murder

London - A British man accused of a terror attack after driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament faces investigation for attempted murder, police said Wednesday.

Startup FundamentalVR makes life easier for surgeons

London - Medics wishing to practice surgery can go so far reading text books and watching real-life operations, but at some stage they need to have a try. The use of virtual reality is assisting with the training process.

UK investor halts Iran solar project over US sanctions

London - British group Quercus, an investor in renewable energy, said Tuesday it will halt work on a major solar plant in Iran after the country was hit by US economic sanctions.

Curtain of concrete and steel protects London landmarks

London - London has adapted the landscape around its major landmarks to protect them from terror attacks, with Tuesday's suspected car assault on the Houses of Parliament ending at a crash barrier.

Three hurt in suspected terror attack outside UK parliament

London - A car swerved into passers-by then slammed into a barrier protecting Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday.

Israel PM, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP's attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics massacre.

'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: police

London - A "number of pedestrians" were injured when a car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said.

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

London - Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.

Impact of technological change on future infrastructure

London - The U.K. government has embarked upon a series of reviews examining how infrastructure is being impacted by technological change. The review includes a review of integrated transport.

Amnesty launches external probes after second staff suicide

London - Rights group Amnesty International said on Monday it will conduct "full and independent external inquiries" into the suicides of two of its staff in the last three months.

Tunable graphene can aid future electronic devices

Cambridge - Graphene, the material with many useful properties, including strength, transparency and conductivity, can be ‘tuned’ and this new ability has a potential use with next-generation electronic devices.
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