British Gas gives customers £1.48m for not telling them about change

British Gas gives customers £1.48m for not telling them about change

British Gas has paid £1.48 million to customers after it did not tell them they would have to top up their gas and electricity meters through a new provider. Customers might have had their supply interrupted as a result, or had to go to shops…

Grace Millane killer launches appeal – British backpacker 'consented' to choking

Grace Millane killer launches appeal – British backpacker 'consented' to choking

The killer of British backpacker Grace Millane is launching an appeal against his conviction, even though his own defence lawyer calls his actions “inexcusable.” The 28-year-old man, whose name cannot be released in New Zealand due to reporting restrictions, was handed a sentence of life…

Royal Mint launches new £5 coin to commemorate the British Red Cross

Royal Mint launches new £5 coin to commemorate the British Red Cross

The Royal Mint has launched a new £5 coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross. The coin, designed by Henry Gray, celebrates the organisation’s work in the UK and globally as part of the international Red Cross movement and features overlapping…

British businessman jailed over £4.9m Iraq oil deals bribery plot

British businessman jailed over £4.9m Iraq oil deals bribery plot

A British businessman has been jailed for five years for his role in a multi-million dollar bribery plot to secure oil infrastructure contracts in Iraq in the aftermath of the US-British invasion. Ziad Akle, 45, was part of a conspiracy to pay out bribes totalling…

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