New Hotels added daily AccesstoLondon.co.uk   

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May First Visit to Meet Donald Trump

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May First Visit to Meet Donald Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to visit US President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday, making her the first foreign leader to meet with the newly inaugurated president.

Speaking in a televised interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, May said she would discuss the countries’ future trade relations, the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Syrian conflict. “What I think is important is that when I sit down, I will talk about how I can build on this special relationship. He has already said to me that he wants to see a very strong relationship between the US and the UK in the future,” May said.

Theresa May commits to Brexit vote in UK Parliament

The British Embassy in Washington confirmed the visit to CNN, saying that the leaders would also discuss relations with Russia and the global fight against terrorism. Boosting trade with the United States will be high on May’s agenda. The prime minister said in a speech Tuesday that Britain would be looking to improve trade with countries outside the European Union once the country leaves the regional bloc. May made clear Tuesday that the country would not remain part of the EU’s single market and customs union. The EU single market is essentially a free-trade zone allowing the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Britain voted to withdraw from the union in its “Brexit” referendum in June last year, raising concerns over whether Britain’s economy will prosper outside the single market. The US is already Britain’s second-largest trading partner by country, after Germany. Trade between both countries is already more than 150 billion pounds ($186 billion), and the US is the single biggest source of inward investment to the UK, the embassy said. May has also been invited to become the first serving foreign head of state to address the annual congressional Republican retreat, the British Embassy said. The party will map out its 2017 vision at the event, held Thursday in Philadelphia.

Trump’s comments on women ‘unacceptable’

May is Britain’s second female prime minister, and when asked by Marr whether she would bring up lewd comments made by Trump about women, she said that her mere presence at the meeting as a female leader would make “the biggest statement” about the role of women.

Women’s march: Protesters rally worldwide in solidarity

“First of all, I’ve already said that some of the comments that Donald Trump has made in relation to women are unacceptable. Some of those he himself has apologized for,” May said, before listing some of the women’s issues in which she’s been involved — including domestic violence and modern slavery. “Whenever I find there is something unacceptable, I won’t be afraid to say that to Donald Trump,” she added. The interview came a day after millions of people took part in women’s rights protests around the world to show opposition to Trump’s comments and policy agenda on women’s issues. On defense, Trump recently criticized NATO as “obsolete,” and his election has raised concerns about the alliance’s future.

Trump’s blast sends chill across Europe

NATO is a military and political alliance that bridges European nations and the United States. Russia sees the alliance as a threat to its position in the region. Trump has signaled that he wants to see a major shift in US-Russia relations in his presidency. A closer relationship between the old Cold War foes could have a significant impact on world events. On the Syria conflict, for example, the two powers stood fiercely on opposing sides at UN discussions, the Russians backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime while the US opposed him.

Tags: , , , ,
There Has Been A Study In Britain Some Of Us Consumed To Much Alcohol

There Has Been A Study In Britain Some Of Us Consumed To Much Alcohol

Experts think the “missing units” are consumed on special occasions like birthdays and weddings, which drinkers fail to count.

The amount of alcohol consumed in England has been underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.

Sales figures have long indicated people drink significantly more than official reports suggest.

Experts believe the “missing units” are consumed during special occasions like birthdays, weddings and holidays. read more

Tags: , , , ,
The UK Motor Industry Gets £1bn

The UK Motor Industry Gets £1bn

Britain’s motor industry is to receive more than £1bn in new funding over the next decade to improve its global competitiveness.

The joint UK motor industry and Government automotive strategy has agreed to the deal to help secure the growth and development of the vehicle and component manufacturing sector.

This new funding supports multi-billion pound investments announced in the last few years by global automotive companies to boost production levels and develop new technologies and models.

Developed under Automotive Council guidance, both industry and the Government will fund the investments. read more

Tags:
New British Citizenship Test Changes

New British Citizenship Test Changes

  • Posted: Jan 31, 2013
  • By:
  • Comments: Comments Off on New British Citizenship Test Changes

Try your hand at the new version of the exam for aspiring Britons – featuring topics from the London Olympics to the Two Ronnies.

There have been made some changes in the uk citizenship test which must be taken by all immigrants that want to settle in Britain permanently.

The new revised exam, that was introduced in March, the main aspects that will be covered are the following: nation’s culture, past, sport, music, historical facts.

For example, while foreigners will be expected to know British history stretching back to the Stone Age, through to the Romans, Norman Conquest and the Magna Carta, they will also be tested on last year’s Olympics and “Britons’ unique sense of humour and satire”. The Two Ronnies and Monty Python are even on the syllabus, while British cultural and artistic heritage, from the music of composer Henry Purcell to the worldwide influence of the Beatles and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the nation’s national parks all feature in the 45-minute test. read more

Tags: , , ,
Facebook ‘Suffers December Traffic Dip As It Reaches Saturation Point

Facebook ‘Suffers December Traffic Dip As It Reaches Saturation Point

  • Posted: Jan 19, 2013
  • By:
  • Comments: Comments Off on Facebook ‘Suffers December Traffic Dip As It Reaches Saturation Point

According to a web traffic measurement firm, Facebook drops its audience in December with 600,000 suggesting it has reached saturation point.

It remained by far the biggest social networking service, with more than 33 million British visitors, or 53 per cent of the market. The way the figures are calculated means members who access their account from more than one device are counted separately on each computer, smartphone or tablet, however.

United States its been consider Facebook’s most developed market with 168 milion users folllowed  by Britain.

Like most websites Facebook normally experiences a slowdown in traffic over the festive period as people unplug from the internet. Among Facebook’s top 10 biggest markets, Britain was the only one where the number of visitors actually fell. read more

Tags: , , ,
First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant

First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant

  • Posted: Jan 04, 2013
  • By:
  • Comments: Comments Off on First Britain To Have A Hand Transplant

The first person in the UK to have a hand transplant was a former pub landlord,  who is 51 years old, from West Yorkshire.

Doctors say he is making good progress after an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary. Doctors approved that is too early to asses how much control of the hand  he got after operation but as far he can wiggle his fingers but no sense of touch

Mark Cahill, from Greetland near Halifax, said: “When I look at it and move it, it just feels like my hand.”Right now it feels really good, it’s not a lot of pain, it looks good, it looks a great match and I’m looking forward to getting it working now.”

Mr Cahill’s new hand is still bandaged up, but he can already move his fingers. read more

Tags: , ,
4G Rolled Out In The Uk For The First Time

4G Rolled Out In The Uk For The First Time

  • Posted: Oct 30, 2012
  • By:
  • Comments: 0

Superfast 4G mobile internet launches on 30 October 2012 across 11 cities in the UK .

It means you can surf the web up to five times faster than 3G but to get the service you’ll need a 4G phone.

People in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow or Southampton on the EE network will have access to 4G.

Other mobile networks like O2 and Vodafone are hoping to bring in 4G early next year. read more

Tags: , ,
Olympics Helps Great Britain To Get Out Of Recession

Olympics Helps Great Britain To Get Out Of Recession

  • Posted: Oct 25, 2012
  • By:
  • Comments: 0

There was a better than expected growth in the Uk economy after 2012 Olympics.

Analysts today confirmed that the Olympics has grown the UK economy and strong ticket sales helped the UK exit the longest double-dip recession since the Second World War

This is the first estimate of how the economy performed in the third quarter of 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed a return to growth of 1% over the three months following a 0.4% contraction in GDP in the previous period. That was higher than analysts had expected and the strongest quarter of GDP growth for five years.

In addition to 2012 Olympics sales there was another big national event, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee that stimulate Uk’s economy. read more

Tags: , , ,