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UK PM Rishi Sunak fined by police for failing to wear seat belt

Rishi Sunak, who apologised on Thursday for a "brief error of judgement", had uploaded the video to Instagram during a trip to northwest England. It was widely shared by other users who noticed that he had not buckled up.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. (Photo by CARLOS JASSO/AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. (Photo by CARLOS JASSO/AFP)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 08:21 AM IST
Reuters | , London

Rishi Sunak apologises for removing car seat belt: ‘Brief error of judgement’

In the UK, passengers caught failing to wear a seatbelt while in a car, unless covered by a valid medical exemption, can be given an on-the-spot fine of 100 pounds, increasing to 500 pounds if the case goes to court.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 08:37 AM IST
PTI |

UK paper group bids to throw out Prince Harry, Elton John's privacy lawsuits

Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, has applied to London's High Court for the lawsuits – which were launched in October – to be thrown out without a trial, according to court documents.

Prince Harry and Elton John.
Prince Harry and Elton John.
Published on Jan 13, 2023 05:05 AM IST
Reuters |

Harry, Meghan brand UK tabloid apology for column 'PR stunt'

The piece, in which former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson said he "hated" Meghan, sparked a big backlash and became the UK Independent Press Standards Organisation's (IPSO) most complained-about article.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP)
Published on Dec 25, 2022 06:36 AM IST
AFP |

UK grid set to pay record sum to keep the country’s lights on

National Grid Plc paid £3.2 billion ($3.85 billion) between January and October in so-called balancing costs, according to data from the company’s Electricity System Operator compiled by the Nuclear Industry Association.

Britain is caught up in a crisis sparked by Russia’s squeeze on gas supplies to Europe, which has pushed up the price of power too. (Catherine Wylie/PA via AP)
Britain is caught up in a crisis sparked by Russia’s squeeze on gas supplies to Europe, which has pushed up the price of power too. (Catherine Wylie/PA via AP)
Published on Dec 23, 2022 08:28 AM IST
Bloomberg |
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