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Protests as UK begins drilling first fracking well

Demonstrators gather at the site of energy company Cuadrila’s shale gas well as drilling operations begin after the High Court in London dismissed a last-minute request for an injunction by environmentalists. The project in Lancashire, northwest England, has attracted much controversy and was opposed by local authorities, residents and environmentalists, who launched legal action to block operations.

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‘X Factor’ winners boyband Rak-Su haven’t forgotten their roots – in the UK town of Watford

(15 Oct 2018) Mustafa Rahimtulla, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson and Ashley Fongho talk about their origins in Watford – a town on the outskirts of the U.K. capital, London. (Oct. 15)

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Britain’s ports brace for Brexit disruption

With just months to go until the UK leaves the European Union and a key summit on October 17th, huge uncertainty remains about Britain’s future trading relationship with its closest neighbours. At ports around the UK, local residents and businesses are preparing as best they can, with concern for the future mixed with hope for new opportunities.

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Theresa May shows off her Abba dance moves

(3 Oct 2018) UK Prime Minister Theresa May showed off her moves to Abba’s “Dancing Queen” Wednesday as she took the stage at the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Birmingham. (Oct. 3)

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UK holds first-ever joint army drills in Japan

Japanese and UK armies hold the first-ever joint drill in the Asian country as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to widen military cooperation with allies.