UK News

London’s Heathrow Briefly Halts Flights After Drone Sighting

The Heathrow airport was partially shut for more than an hour after drone sightings near runways raised safety concerns, the second time in a month a London airport had to suspend flights because of dangers from modern-day gadgets. Departures were …

London’s Gatwick Airport Reopens After Drones Cause 36 Hours of Travel Chaos

London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over a hundred thousand Christmas travelers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, …

London’s Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights on Multiple Drone Sightings

London’s Gatwick airport is closed to aircraft following multiple sightings of illegal drones, disrupting flights for as many as 115,000 people on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Lines of passengers circled Gatwick’s two terminals Thursday and …

Trireme Insurance Group Announces Acquisition of MGB Insurance Brokers Limited

London, UK, September 4, 2018—Trireme Insurance Group, the international subsidiary of U.S. Risk Insurance Group, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has acquired MGB Insurance Brokers Limited (MGB). MGB will operate alongside Trireme’s existing London brokers, Oxford Insurance Brokers …

Avanti Offers Bespoke Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance for the Over-50s Market

Northampton, UK, February 8, 2018- Avanti Travel Insurance offers one of the most comprehensive annual multi-trip policy packages designed specifically for the over-50s market available in the UK. Avanti has a long-standing reputation for excellence providing bespoke cover for senior …

Multi Award-Winning Telematics Company, The Floow, Brings Unique Coaching and Reward Services to the US Insurance Market

Sheffield, UK, September 8, 2017- Insurance telematics innovator, The Floow, is bringing its industry leading approach to the US market with the launch of its unique FloowCoach program and Rewards Services App at Connected Car Insurance USA (CCIU) on the …

Multi-Award Winning Telematics Innovator, The Floow, Opens First US Office

Sheffield, UK, September 7, 2017- UK based telematics innovator, The Floow, has announced the opening of its first US office in Detroit as it brings its industry leading approach to capturing and analysing mobility data to North America, the largest …

UK to Tighten Drone Regulations After Numerous Near-Misses in Past Year

British officials announced plans Saturday [July 22] to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more to be registered …

UK Regulator to Extend Senior Manager Conduct Rules to All Finance Firms

UK regulators set out plans for ensuring senior staff of financial-services firms can be held to account for misconduct on their watch, extending rules already in place for banks to almost all firms. The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is …

UK Faces Future of Record-Breaking Wet Winters, Floods: New Climate Models

Britain faces a future of record-breaking wet winters, potentially leading to more of the widespread flooding seen in recent years, according to new modeling that incorporates changing climate patterns. England and Wales now have a 34 percent chance of record …