Boris Johnson's Conservatives face test in special election

World / Politics Aug 2, 2019

Boris Johnson's Conservatives face test in special election

After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday — a special election that could see his Conservative government's working majority in Parliament cut ...

Ford to shut Welsh engine plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

Business / Corporate Jun 7, 2019

Ford to shut Welsh engine plant with loss of 1,700 jobs

Ford will shut its engine plant in Wales next year, costing about 1,700 jobs, the U.S. auto giant announced Thursday in a further blow to Britain's embattled car sector struggling with Brexit uncertainty and a global race to meet rising demand for electric vehicles. The ...

Wales survives Scotland to stay on path to Grand Slam

Rugby Mar 10, 2019

Wales survives Scotland to stay on path to Grand Slam

Scotland on form looked like it would only be a pothole on Wales' road to Six Nations glory. The thing about potholes, though, is they can be bigger than expected. Wales was cruising by halftime at Murrayfield on Saturday, with a 15-6 lead that wasn't as ...

Wales picks up 11th straight win

Rugby Feb 10, 2019

Wales picks up 11th straight win

Wales equaled its own record for consecutive wins after overcoming a plucky Italy 26-15 in Six Nations rugby on Saturday. Italy scored the only try of the first half and only trailed 12-7 at halftime. Wales didn't score a try until the 53rd minute and ...