The UK Government is to pay millions of pounds in compensation to around a dozen British citizens who were held in detention overseas, including the camp at Guantanamo Bay, and who say British security services colluded in their torture.
About a dozen men, who accused UK security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions of pounds in compensation.
Worthing Magistrates Court fines the Church of Scientology GBP14,000 and orders it to pay GBP2,566 in costs for polluting the River Medway in West Sussex, England, with raw sewage. 2018-04-28 (Context: GBP)
The UK Audit Office rejects a Treasury estimate of the cost of leaving the European Union that was repeated by Prime Minister Theresa May. Rather than the official GBP35-39 billion estimate, the watchdog says that figure misleadingly included GBP7.2 billion earmarked directly for private hands and did not include up to GBP3 billion in budget contributions and GBP2.9 billion in European Development Fund payments. 2018-04-20 (Context: GBP)
British automotive and aerospace engineering firm GKN (founded in 1759) is sold to British-based investment company Melrose Industries for GBP8.1 billion. 2018-03-29 (Context: GBP)
The Court of Appeal in Rabat, Morocco, acquits Younes Chekkouri of undermining the security of the state. Chekkouri was detained in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 14 years without charges. 2018-02-16 (Context: Guantanamo Bay detention camp)
A Guantanamo military commission charges detainee Riduan Isamuddin for his roles in the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2003 Marriott Hotel bombing. The Pentagon is yet to decide whether to threaten capital punishment. 2017-06-23 (Context: Guantanamo Bay detention camp)