UK News

Fake Lawyers Used by UK Payday Lender to Chase Debts

Regulators have ordered Britain’s biggest payday lender to pay 2.6 million pounds ($4.4 million) in compensation to tens of thousands of people for unfair debt collection practices. Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said the company, Wonga, sent letters from non-existent law …

Hurricane Force Wind Gusts, Rain Pelt Britain

Britain’s weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad …

Comfort Insurance Reports an 88% Rise in UK Storm Claims

Comfort Insurance, amotorhome insurance provider in the UK, has reported a serious rise in storm claims made by motorhome owners. During October 2012 to January 2013 the insurance company only received 5 storm related claims. However, between October 2013 and …

Monster Waves Slam Into UK After U.S. Storm

Waves up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) high slammed into Britain’s southwestern coast on Monday, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the U.K. and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding. The monster waves were recorded …

U.K. Braces for Severe Flooding, Strong Winds From Storm

The U.K. girded for severe flooding in Wales and southwestern England because of heavy rain and a coastal surge brought on by winds gusting up to 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson led a meeting of …

UK Storm Surge Claims Keeping GAB Robins Adjusters Busy

Following Friday‚Äôs serious storm surges, many areas along the east coast of the country were affected by flooding to varying degrees, according to bulletin issued by GAB Robins. The flooding followed a trail along the east coast from Scotland down …

UK Braces for Severe Storm

Britain is taking precautions for a storm that is expected to hit the country with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Forecasters say the storm will arrive in the southern half of the U.K. on Sunday, a day of major sports …

UK Commits to Nuclear Power Despite Fukushima

Britain has struck an agreement to build a new nuclear power plant – the first such deal in the European Union since the disaster at Fukushima prompted a major rethink of the energy source’s merits. The contract underscores how few …

UK: Firm Must Stop Tracking People With Trash Cans

Officials say that an advertising firm must immediately stop using its network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London’s financial district. The City of London Corporation says it has demanded Renew pull the plug on the program, …

U.K. Police Say Law Firms, Insurers Used Convicted Private Eyes

British police said 22 law firms were among the clients of four private investigators who were jailed last year for using illegal methods to get information. The Serious and Organised Crime Agency compiled the list of clients ahead of the …