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Alistair Smout

PM Johnson questions BBC's licence fee funding

09 Dec 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday questioned why the BBC should continue to be supported by an annual fee paid by all viewing households, one of the biggest hints to date that the funding of Britain's main news provider could be upended.

Conservatives ramp up Facebook election ads

02 Dec 2019

LONDON Britain's governing Conservative Party has ramped up its campaigning efforts on social media platform Facebook with a surge of ads highlighting policy areas to younger voters.

Britain's electoral law not fit for purpose, says regulator

02 Dec 2019

LONDON Laws governing the upcoming British election are not fit for purpose and steps by Facebook and Google to increase transparency around digital adverts are not a substitute for reform, the Electoral Commission said.

'Breath-taking heroism' - praise for Londoners who tackled knife attacker

29 Nov 2019

LONDON Ordinary Londoners who showed "breath-taking heroism" in disarming a knife-wielding attacker were praised by politicians and members of the public alike after they intervened to stop an attack which injured several people at London Bridge on Friday.

'Breath-taking heroism' - praise for Londoners who tackled knife attacker

29 Nov 2019

LONDON Ordinary Londoners who showed "breath-taking heroism" in disarming a knife-wielding attacker were praised by politicians and members of the public alike after they intervened to stop an attack which injured several people at London Bridge on Friday.

'Breath-taking heroism': praise for Londoners who tackled knife attacker

29 Nov 2019

LONDON Ordinary Londoners who showed "breath-taking heroism" in disarming a knife-wielding attacker were praised by politicians and members of the public alike after they intervened to stop an attack which injured several people at London Bridge on Friday.

EasyJet to offset carbon emissions for all flights

20 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's easyJet is implementing plans to become the world's first major airline to operate with net-zero carbon across its flight network, the budget carrier said on Tuesday as it also flagged improving bookings after a tough 2019. | Video

EasyJet seeks to 'do the right thing' offsetting emissions, critics say fly less

19 Nov 2019

LONDON EasyJet's pledge to offset its carbon emissions isn't the end of its efforts to clean up its act, the budget airline's chief executive said, adding it will look into hybrid and electric planes amid criticism the aviation sector isn't doing enough.

EasyJet seeks to 'do the right thing' offsetting emissions, critics say fly less

19 Nov 2019

LONDON EasyJet's pledge to offset its carbon emissions isn't the end of its efforts to clean up its act, the budget airline's chief executive said, adding it will look into hybrid and electric planes amid criticism the aviation sector isn't doing enough.

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

18 Nov 2019

LONDON Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine year deal to help provide accommodation for the world's biggest sporting event and cut the cost for host cities.

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