Tag Archives: UK

UK election rivals: Dueling promises from finance minister foes

Two men are vying to be the United Kingdom’s next finance minister. One is a former banker who hangs a portrait of free-markets champion Margaret Thatcher on his office wall; the other is a proud socialist intent on overthrowing capitalism. On Thursday, Conservative Party incumbent Sajid Javid and the Labour Party’s would-be finance minister John McDonnell used speeches to argue that the December 12 election is ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ3 is now available in the UK for £699

Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ3, was announced in late August at IFA. It’s been on pre-order in the UK since September 1. And following what was undoubtedly a pretty lengthy pre-order period, it finally became available today. Only Clove seems to have the units in stock at the moment, but the phone’s wider UK release is expected for tomorrow, October 5 (as announced ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium arrives in the UK in late September

Sony Android Sony unveiled the flagship Xperia XZ2 Premium in April, and it’s expected to become available in the US at the end of this month. While we’ve seen it on pre-order in some other places, so far it hasn’t received anything resembling a global launch. That may slowly change in the coming weeks, however. Clove, an online retailer from the UK, has just announced that ... Read More »

UK mortgage approvals hit 15-month low in November – UK Finance

LONDON (Reuters) – British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 15 months in November, when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, industry figures showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – A row of houses are seen in London, Britain June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett Banks approved 39,507 mortgages for house purchase ... Read More »

Nokia 8 arrives in the UK for £500

At the beginning of September pre-orders for Nokia 8 started in the UK. Today is the day when the device starts it’s actual availability. The Steel/Silver option and the Tempered Blue version are already on sale, while for Copper and Polished Blue are still on pre-order. Clove offers all four colors of the Nokia 8 for £499. The Tempered Blue variant can be ... Read More »

Olympic and Paralympic funding: Sports ‘positive’ after meeting with UK Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger ‘not surprised’ by 11 sports opposing UK Sport funding Eleven Olympic and Paralympic sports ‘thrown under the bus’ in funding cuts last year have had a ‘positive’ meeting with UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger. It follows a campaign they launched in June to challenge UK Sport’s ‘no compromise’ approach to funding. They would like to see a ... Read More »

Deal: Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL for £175 in the UK

The new Zenfone 4 seems cool, but in case its price seems steep to you, you may want to check out the Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL. You can find it for £189 in the UK, which drops to £175 with the code SHP5Q3. Sure, you’re getting a smaller 5.2” IPS LCD instead of the 5.5” AMOLED screen of the new model and no dual ... Read More »

Motorola Moto E4 Plus now available in UK

Officially unveiled earlier this month, the Motorola Moto E4 Plus is now available for purchase in the UK. Retailer Argos has the device (grey color variant) listed on its website for £159.95, or around $205. Amazon UK also has the handset listed on its website, but is selling it for around £163, with shipments beginning next month. The Moto E4 ... Read More »

UK PM Theresa May Considers Amber Rudd As New Finance Minister: Report

Amber Rudd may become finance minister Theresa May wins a landslide victory (Reuters) LONDON: British finance minister Philip Hammond may be replaced by interior minister Amber Rudd if Prime Minister Theresa May wins a landslide victory in next week’s national election, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday. Doubts about Hammond’s future have mounted since he had to reverse plans to ... Read More »

Could EU citizens get better UK access?

It has been said of the Prime Minister that it is as important to listen to what she doesn’t say as to what she does. When I interviewed her yesterday, I asked about an issue that is a live debate in government. Yes, the Prime Minister has been very clear about what the UK doesn’t want in its negotiations with ... Read More »