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'Seismic' street-art icon Basquiat gets major UK show

London - The explosive works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a trailblazer of the New York art scene of the 1970s and 80s, are to be shown in London starting this week in his first major British exhibition.

May seeks to break Brexit logjam with Florence speech

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will make an eagerly anticipated Brexit speech in Florence on Friday, seeking to unlock stalled negotiations with Brussels as well as quell divisions in her own cabinet.

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing: police

London - Two men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said.

Make-up artists' race against time at London Fashion Week

London - Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week an army of make-up artists frantically apply finishing touches to models before they stride out onto the catwalk.

PM May to gather divided cabinet ahead of Brexit speech

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a special cabinet meeting on the eve of her Brexit speech, a spokesman said Tuesday, as she seeks to bring her ministers in line behind her EU strategy.

British Virgin Islands under curfew as new hurricane approaches

London - The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm.

Shock in suburbia for neighbours of London blast suspect

Sunbury-on-thames - Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall.

Cyclist jailed for 18 months for killing pedestrian in UK

London - A British cyclist who hit and killed a pedestrian and was convicted under a 19th-century law for drivers of horse-drawn carriages was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison.

Banksy honours Basquiat with new London murals

London - Two new murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London in tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat ahead of a new exhibition celebrating the US artist's work.

Top official leaves Britain's Brexit ministry

London - The top official at Britain's Brexit ministry quit on Monday to start working directly for Prime Minister Theresa May, in what opposition parties branded as "chaos" at a sensitive time in the negotiations.

Britain wants post-Brexit security treaty with EU

London - Britain called Monday for a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to try and prevent terror attacks, days after a bomb exploded on a London Underground train.

Boris stirs up Brexit debate ahead of PM's big speech

London - In setting out his own vision for Brexit, Boris Johnson has stirred up colleagues and increased the pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of her big speech on Europe later this week.

Donald Trump proving a godsend for British bookmakers

London - Donald Trump is proving such a good source of income for British bookmakers that one bookie has a department solely devoted to bets related to the US president.

'Wall of fire' in London bucket bomb attack

London - Eyewitnesses heard a loud bang and saw a "wall of fire" when a bomb went off on a packed London Underground train on Friday, with some commuters badly burned and others stampeding to the exit.

Terror attacks in Britain

London - Police have described Friday's attack on a London Underground train, in which an "improvised explosive device" injured at least 22 people, as a terrorist incident.This makes it the latest in a string of terror strikes on the country in recent years.

Manhunt underway after London Underground bomb attack

London - British police launched a manhunt on Friday after a bomb detonated on a packed London Underground train, unleashing a "wall of fire" that injured at least 29 people in the country's fifth terror attack in six months.

Prince George school intruder is royal 'superfan': report

London - A British woman who sparked a security alert after breaking into four-year-old Prince George's new school in London is a "superfan" obsessed with the royal family, The Sun reported on Friday.

Emergency services attending 'incident' at London Underground station

London - Emergency services said they were responding to an "incident" in which people were injured at an Underground station in west London on Friday, following media reports of an explosion."We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station.

Online social life is a poor predictor of reality

Warwick - Social media platforms like Twitter are poor predictors of how people respond and feel in real-life, according to new research. Social media analytics have some way to go before they approach accuracy; something which affects marketing.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry promises 'answers'

London - An inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire disaster opened on Thursday with a minute's silence to remember the victims, as survivors demanded answers over the west London apartment block blaze that killed at least 80 people.
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