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We want it in writing - Scotland and Wales seek clarity on post-Brexit powers


LONDON Scotland and Wales proposed changes on Wednesday to the central UK government's Brexit bill in an attempt to bed down their current powers which they fear could be weakened after Brexit.


Police arrest three in Wales over London train bomb attack 11:43am BST

NEWPORT, Wales British police arrested three men in south Wales over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, meaning five people are now being questioned by detectives over the attack which injured 30 people.


Shopping surge in August boosts British rate hike bets 3:47pm BST

LONDON British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, boosting chances the Bank of England will raise interest rates for the first time in a decade at its next meeting. | Video


Bank of England survey shows little sign of UK pay growth improving 10:16am BST

LONDON Pay growth across British companies remains subdued and investment intentions among British services firms weakened further in the last quarter, a Bank of England survey of businesses showed on Wednesday.


May urges internet firms to remove extremist content quicker 9:31pm BST

UNITED NATIONS Prime Minister Theresa May urged social media companies on Wednesday to more swiftly remove "terrorist content" from the internet, with the aim of stopping it from being uploaded in the first place. | Video


Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients 3:31pm BST

LONDON Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its "Frequently bought together" and "Customers who bought this also bought" features.


UK employers' optimism falls to lowest since Brexit vote - REC 7:51am BST

LONDON British employers are their most pessimistic about the outlook for the economy since last year's Brexit vote and want clarity about the departure from the European Union, a survey showed on Wednesday.

Leaders of far-right group charged with religiously aggravated harassment 3:22pm BST

LONDON The leaders of a far-right British political group, Britain First, were charged with causing religiously aggravated harassment on Wednesday, police said.

London police give all clear, lift cordon in financial district 11:09am BST

LONDON London police said they had lifted a cordon put in place in part of the city's financial district on Wednesday morning after determining that an item found there was not suspicious.

Commonwealth Games 2022 deadline looms with Birmingham in box seat 7:40am BST

LONDON Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organisers continue the search for a new host.