French fishing boats have blocked the Channel ports of Boulogne, Dunkirk and Calais and surrounding streets to protest fishing quotas, halting ferry service to Britain. Fishermen accuse low EU quotas of destroying their livelihoods.
British PM Gordon Brown sent out personal letters on Monday to senior opposition leaders mentioned in an e-mail sent out by one his senior advisor. The e-mail proposed a smear against senior Conservative members.
British media reported on Sunday that British Telecom will cut another 10,000 jobs in coming months to reduce costs. BT calls the number "speculative". Preliminary results out next month are likely to be among BT's worst since its 1984 privatisation.
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he has accepted the resignation of Britain's top anti-terrorism police chief, Bob Quick, after Quick was photographed with a sensitive document on ongoing counter-terrorism operations clearly visible.
The Royal Bank of Scotland, saved from bankruptcy after the British government partially nationalised it, announced it would cut around 9,000 jobs in the world, half of them in Britain. The bank hopes to save 2.8 billion euros with the plan.
On the eve of the G20 summit in London, FRANCE 24's Raphael Kahane talks to the British secretary of state for business, Peter Mandelson, and asks him what is at stake at this crucial summit for the world economy.
Police said at least eight people were killed when a helicopter carrying 16 people from a North Sea offshore oilfield crashed off the coast of Scotland. The remaining eight passengers are still missing, rescuers said.