On This Day 23 June 1997

Joel Schumacher’s ‘Batman and Robin’ had its U.K. premiere in London. Schumacher, who also directed ‘St Elmo’s Fire,’ ‘The Lost Boys’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ died Monday, aged 80. (June 23)

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On This Day: 19 June 1968

The Rolling Stones went to No. 1 in the U.K. with “Jumpin Jack Flash.” (June 19)

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ShowBiz Minute: Floyd, Christo, Royals

Celebrities including Jamie Foxx, John Cusack and Machine Gun Kelly take to the streets to condemn killings of black people at the hands of police; Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies; Queen Elizabeth II was seen in public on Sunday for the first time since the U.K’s lockdown was introduced. (June 1)

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On This Day: 24 April 1968

Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” went to No.1 in the U.K.. (April 24)

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British reality star launches alcohol free spirits line

Alcohol isn’t the only option: British reality TV star and entrepreneur Spencer Matthews talks about his journey to sobriety and his ‘Clean Liquor’ drinks company, in an interview conducted before the coronavirius lockdown in the U.K… (April 9)

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Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish, Dave big winners at Brit Awards

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, pop sensation Billie Eilish, and soulful London rapper Dave took top prizes at the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, where Dave brought some political edge to the glossy talent parade. (Feb. 18)

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On This Day: 5 February 1957

Rock and roll icon Bill Haley (and His Comets) arrived in the U.K.. (Feb. 5)

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Pompeo: UK will be at ‘front of the line’ for US after Brexit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said America has “great confidence” in a post-Brexit Britain at a meeting with U.K.’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London. Pompeo is visiting the UK on the cusp of Britain’s departure from the European Union for talks focused on future free trade.

UK Conservatives win big, Johnson claims mandate

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a thumping majority in Britain’s Parliament – a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the E.U. next month. (Dec. 13)

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Top candidates vote in British election

U.K. voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Top candidates vote in British election

U.K. voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

On This Day: 3 December 1965

British rock legends The Who released their debut album, “My Generation,” in the U.K.. (Dec. 3)

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From vulnerable to ‘Champion’: Bishop Briggs talks new album

U.K. artist Bishop Briggs discusses the personal journey that led her to create her second studio album “Champion.” (Nov. 14)

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Farage: Brexit Party will not contest Tory seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his party will not run in almost half of the U.K. seats in Britain’s election. (Nov. 11)

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Farage: Brexit Party will not contest Tory seats

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says his party will not run in almost half of the U.K. seats in Britain’s election. Speaking in London, Farage said the party will not run in 317 Conservative-held seats so it does not split the pro-Brexit vote.

Scotland leader Sturgeon promises new independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, says country’s vote to remain in EU in the 2016 Brexit referendum has been ignored by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and promises to hold new independence referendum.

UK Liberal Democrat leader: We can stop Brexit

The leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, launches a national election tour ahead of next month’s snap general election in the U.K. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in London, she described Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was a “dead pigeon of a deal” that was going to be “bad for jobs.”

Juncker regrets not speaking up against Brexit ‘lies’

Outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he regrets accepting a request by former U.K. prime minister David Cameron not to speak up during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.
(Oct. 24)

Divided Britain debates next move on Brexit

As Britain’s leaders continue to debate how to move ahead on Brexit, the the country awaits a decision from Brussels about whether the EU will delay the U.K.’s scheduled no-deal exit in just over a week. (Oct. 23)

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Analyst: “Possible” UK’s Johnson may win Brexit vote

Tony Travers, a professor at the London School of Economics’ Department of Government, says lawmakers are tired of the ongoing Brexit saga and may end up backing U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, though they could do so with amendments made to it.
(Oct. 21)
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Patrick Stewart gives speech at anti-Brexit rally

Actor Patrick Stewart gave a speech backing the tens of thousands of protestors who marched through London calling for a second referendum on the terms of the U.K. Prime Minister’s new European Union divorce deal. (Oct. 21)

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UK Parliament votes to postpone decision on deal

In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers have voted to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.
(Oct. 19)