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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... increasing powers to determine what type of housing is built on what land, and to demand payments from developers for infrastructure, such as schools and clinics. Stewart said: "We have moved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... investors. Battersea Power Station, the derelict brick landmark on the south bank of the River Thames that featured on the cover of rock band Pink Floyd's Animals album, is one of London's ... The second phase of more than 200 apartments goes on sale in London on May 1. Rob Tincknell, the chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development, said the company called all 13,000 people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1469461/londoners-priced-out-home-market-blast-foreign-buyers
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Shetland Islanders’ Viking heritage casts shadow on Scots independence

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... giving Scotland more control over its economy and resources, and especially its energy reserves. Authorities in Shetland, who have local-government powers such as collecting property taxes ... Viking-sized confidence, and a big bargaining chip in a chunk of Britain's oil and gas reserves which lie beneath Shetland waters. Shetlanders are seeking new powers and official recognition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456357/shetland-islanders-viking-heritage-casts-shadow-scots-independence
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British referendum on EU unlikely before 2020 if Labour wins power, says Ed Miliband

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:37am

    ... Reuters in London Opposition leader promises vote on membership only if more powers shift to Brussels, following Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to hold poll by end of 2017 A future Labour government would hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) before 2020 only if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446919/british-referendum-eu-unlikely-2020-if-labour-wins-power-says-ed-miliband
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Bill before House of Lords threatens Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... privilege Prince Charles faces a Westminster campaign to strip him and his estate of special privileges including tax exemptions, a power of veto over new laws and immunity from legislation covering ... private-sector bodies." Berkeley's bill would strip the prince of his power of veto over new legislation that might affect his private interests. Since 2005, ministers from at least six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461866/bill-house-lords-threatens-prince-charles-duchy-cornwall
  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Songbird Estates' results buoy London property market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... per share increased 38 per cent to £2.90. The market value of its total portfolio rose 14.9 per cent to £6.57 billion. Songbird counts Qatar Investment Authority and China Investment Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1462526/songbird-estates-results-buoy-london-property-market
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Russian tycoon was ‘broken, suicidal’ before his death, London inquest hears

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:10pm by Reuters

    ... of power struggles and assassination attempts before fleeing to London in 2000 after a row with Putin. Britain gave him political asylum in 2003 on the grounds that his life would be in danger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458626/russian-tycoon-was-broken-suicidal-his-death-london-inquest-hears
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British politician Nigel Evans ‘sexually abused young men’, court is told

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Deputy speaker 'abused men in UK parliament' The former deputy speaker of Britain's House of Commons sexually abused young men in parliament and at a Conservative party conference, a court heard. Nigel Evans, 56, had the "ability to make or break" the careers of those who wished to work in Westminster and he used his "powerful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446512/british-politician-nigel-evans-sexually-abused-young-men-court-told
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fireband British trade union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Firebrand union leader Bob Crow dies at 52 One of Britain’s most powerful and militant trade union leaders, Bob Crow, who led strikes that shut down the London Tube on numerous occasions, died  yesterday at the age of 52.  A colourful, left-wing Londoner with a dog called Castro, Crow had been general secretary of the RMT transport union since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446749/fireband-british-trade-union-leader-bob-crow-dies-aged-52
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse

    ... (HK$130 million) package of support for flood-hit businesses. The country is counting the cost of storms that have claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power. Despite ... that we are delivering is a proper response... but we are dealing with an extraordinary set of weather events. It has taken some time to mobilise the resources,” Defence Minister Philip Hammond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429468/britain-gets-respite-flooding-crisis

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