#UK

  • Judge Rules: Doctors can withdraw life support from 11 month old baby boy

    A British judge has ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain-damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents’ wishes for continued intervention. Judge Alistair MacDonald said Monday in Birmingham that doctors can stop providing life support treatment to Isaiah Haastrup. The case had been heard in the...
  • The UK just expanded a program that looks to treat likely terrorists like the mentally ill

    LONDON (Reuters) – A project looking at links between mental health and terrorism in three English cities has been expanded nationwide after it found a significant number of people referred to counter-radicalization programs suffer some form of mental illness. Studies have suggested the prevalence of mental health issues among...
  • Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is Her First U.K. No. 1 Album Since 2008

    Pink’s seventh studio album scores combined units of 70,000, of which 64 percent are physical purchases, according to the Official Charts Company. Her fifth set, Funhouse, was her previous instant U.K. chart-topper, in November 2008. The new set outside last week’s No. 1, Liam Gallagher’s As You Were (Warner...
  • Kendrick Lamar announces UK Damn Tour 2018

    The rapper will perform two huge London dates next Spring. Kendrick Lamar will perform two huge London dates as part of his newly announced DAMN tour in 2018. Lamar will play five UK shows in Spring next year, including two consecutive nights at The O2 on Monday, February 12...
  • Cop losing his job after having sex with missing teenager

    A cop in the UK was booted from the force amid accusations that he had sex with a “vulnerable” teenager who had gone missing, according to a report. Lincolnshire Special Sergeant Corey Alvey, 26 — who was part of a team searching for the 17-year-old — connected with the...
  • Biggest Christian festival in the UK decides to showcase some Islam too

    LONDON (RNS) — Greenbelt, the biggest Christian festival in the United Kingdom, will feature Muslim worship for the first time this year. The decision by organizers of the annual festival — which began more than 40 years ago as a gathering that drew about 1,500 young people — has...
  • Calvin Harris Has Eighth U.K. No. 1 Single, Ed Sheeran Back to Album Summit

    Calvin Harris has his eighth U.K. No. 1 single as “Feels” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, climbs three places. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Asylum/Warner) moves back to the album summit for a 15th non-consecutive week, as the death of Glen Campbell brings about a new peak...
  • Baby Charlie Gard has died

    Charlie Gard, a British baby who became the subject of a bitter dispute between his parents and doctors over whether he should be taken to the United States for experimental treatment, has died, the Daily Mail newspaper’s website said on Friday. The 11-month-old baby suffered from an extremely rare...
  • American doctor to meet with specialist for Charlie Gard

    An American doctor specializing in treating rare genetic conditions is meeting with other specialists treating Charlie Gard, assessing the critically ill 11-month-old for the first time. Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University will talk with doctors from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the child’s mother, Connie Yates, on Monday...