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UK’s Oxford Quantum Circuits snaps up $47M for quantum-computing-as-a-service

Quantum computing has been making quantum leaps of progress in the last several years — going from theoretical concept to multiple testing environments, to help organizations prep for a time when quantum computers, and their unparalleled processing power, become a scaled reality. Now, UK-based Oxford Quantum Circuits is announcing £38 million ($47 million) in funding […]
techcrunch.com1h

UK new car sales fall 24% in June

British new car registrations fell 24% in June, according to preliminary industry data released on Tuesday.
reuters.com1h

Paolo Nutini Heading For U.K. No. 1 With ‘Last Night in the Bittersweet’

Based on midweek data published by the OCC, "Last Night" is outplacing its nearest rival by four to one.
billboard.com1h

Newspaper headlines: Johnson 'did know about Pincher' and go-slow protest

Fresh questions about what the PM knew of the Chris Pincher claims feature in Tuesday's papers.
bbc.com6h

COP26 President to visit Türkiye to progress delivery of the Glasgow Climate Pact

COP26 President Alok Sharma will visit Türkiye from Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 July to progress and strengthen delivery of the landmark Glasgow Climate Pact, following COP26 held in Glasgow last year.
gov.uk8h

Legislation aims to shield UK internet users from state-backed disinformation

Changes to online safety bill require tech firms to minimise people’s exposure to ‘hostile online warfare’
theguardian.com8h

UK cinemas ban fans in suits from Minions: The Rise of Gru

TikTok craze for dressing up linked to unruly behaviour among young people at screenings
theguardian.com8h

UK police charge 19-year-old with terrorism and explosives offences

British police said on Monday that they had charged a 19-year-old man with possession of explosives and terrorism offences, following his arrest on June 27 in northwest England.
reuters.com11h

UK's cost-of-living crisis breathes new life into old battle over Brexit

Britain’s high inflation is fueling demands that it consider rejoining the European Union.
marketplace.org11h

Fresh Scandal Threatens to Tarnish U.K.’s Boris Johnson and Tory Party

Allegations that a Tory Party lawmaker made unwanted advances in a London club has put fresh pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
wsj.com12h