United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19788/all en 100-car pile-up in southeast England, nearly 70 injured (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130905/100-car-pile-southeast-england-nearly-70-injured- More than 100 vehicles were involved in a highway pile-up on a bridge in Kent, in southeast England on Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130905/100-car-pile-southeast-england-nearly-70-injured-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Thu, 05 Sep 2013 14:07:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5925364 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's largest library opened by Malala Yousafzai http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130903/europes-largest-library-opened-malala-yousafzai Malala Yousafzai helped open Europe's largest public library on Tuesday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130903/europes-largest-library-opened-malala-yousafzai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5923537 at http://www.globalpost.com Note to British badgers: Run! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130827/note-british-badgers-run First it was Al Qaeda, then the Taliban, now badgers are on the hit list.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130827/note-british-badgers-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:27:52 +0000 Alexander Besant 5918992 at http://www.globalpost.com Middle East spy station run by UK revealed in Snowden leaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130823/middle-east-spy-station-run-uk-revealed-snowden-l The United Kingdom maintains a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130823/middle-east-spy-station-run-uk-revealed-snowden-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United Kingdom United Kingdom Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:40:00 +0000 News Desk 5916088 at http://www.globalpost.com Her Majesty the Queen needs a maid for her Scotland residence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130813/the-queen-needs-very-poorly-paid-maid The queen is looking for a maid in Scotland.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130813/the-queen-needs-very-poorly-paid-maid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Strange But True United Kingdom Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:26:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5909095 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay marriage becomes legal in England after queen's assent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130717/gay-marriage-becomes-legal-the-united-kingdom-aft LONDON — Gay marriage is set to become law in England and Wales after the queen gave her royal assent to a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130717/gay-marriage-becomes-legal-the-united-kingdom-aft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United Kingdom United Kingdom Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill and Alexander Besant 5886235 at http://www.globalpost.com Calling in sick? This country beats everyone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130715/calling-sick-country-beats-everyone The global professional services firm complied data from 2,500 companies across the world, and found that UK workers took an average of 9.1 days off sick per year. This was nearly double the 4.9 days US workers took off, and four times as much as their counterparts in Asia-Pacific (2.2 days). <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130715/calling-sick-country-beats-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jobs United Kingdom Strange But True Global Economy Offbeat United Kingdom Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:50:58 +0000 Katy Barnato, CNBC 5884310 at http://www.globalpost.com Anti-Islam bloggers Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer banned from UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130626/pamela-geller-robert-spencer-anti-islam-bloggers- Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, two American bloggers, have been banned from the United Kingdom for their inflammatory views on Islam.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130626/pamela-geller-robert-spencer-anti-islam-bloggers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:51:21 +0000 Alexander Besant 5868641 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, taken to hospital for surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130606/prince-philip-the-duke-edinburgh-taken-hospital-s The husband of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, has been admitted to hospital due to abdominal problems. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130606/prince-philip-the-duke-edinburgh-taken-hospital-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:23:48 +0000 Alexander Besant 5852031 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamic center in London destroyed by fire after possible racist attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130605/islamic-center-london-destroyed-fire-after-possib An Islamic center north of London was destroyed by a fire in what is believed to be a racially-motivated attack.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130605/islamic-center-london-destroyed-fire-after-possib" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Want to Know United Kingdom Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5851329 at http://www.globalpost.com Tenth suspect arrested in Woolwich murder case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/tenth-suspect-arrested-woolwich-murder-case A tenth suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of UK soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich near London.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/tenth-suspect-arrested-woolwich-murder-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom United Kingdom Mon, 27 May 2013 19:29:08 +0000 Alexander Besant 5847012 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen cuts down on long-haul travel; cancels Commonwealth visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130507/queen-cuts-down-long-haul-travel-cancels-commonwe Buckingham Palace confirmed that the queen will miss the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka for the first time in forty years.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130507/queen-cuts-down-long-haul-travel-cancels-commonwe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Strange But True United Kingdom Tue, 07 May 2013 12:58:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5832430 at http://www.globalpost.com Boris Berezovsky said his life had no meaning in Forbes interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130323/boris-berezovsky-exiled-russian-tycoon-found-dead Boris Berezovsky, a former power broker for the Kremlin who was exiled from Russia, has been found dead in his home in Surrey.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130323/boris-berezovsky-exiled-russian-tycoon-found-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Russia United Kingdom Business Europe Russia United Kingdom Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5792000 at http://www.globalpost.com Twitter troll hunted down by boxer Curtis Woodhouse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/130313/twitter-troll-hunted-down-boxer-curtis-woodhouse Curtis Woodhouse, a British boxer decided earlier this week that he wasn't going to take it anymore.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/130313/twitter-troll-hunted-down-boxer-curtis-woodhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom World at Play Want to Know World At Play United Kingdom Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Alexander Besant 5782639 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen Elizabeth II painting on display after 60-year ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/queen-elizabeth-ii-painting-display-after-60-year-ban A painting of Queen Elizabeth II that was banned 60 years ago is now on display.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/queen-elizabeth-ii-painting-display-after-60-year-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom United Kingdom Sun, 20 Jan 2013 03:30:18 +0000 Alexander Besant 5736774 at http://www.globalpost.com