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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices lose their fizz as construction booms in city

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... to a halt. London home values fell month on month for the first time in two years in September, according to Hometrack, and builders such as Killian Hurley, chief executive of London-based Mount ... according to Chicago-based broker JLL. The number of new homes sold in core locations fell 33 per cent in the first half of 2014 from a year earlier, it said last month. The broker defines core ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Harry Street, a killer of five and ex-psychiatric patient, held over arsenal

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:35pm by AFP

    ... to be released in the first place," said former local lawmaker Peter Snape. "It beggars belief that he could subsequently change his name, move back to the area close to the original killings, ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Defection and sex scandal hit UK Conservatives ahead of annual meeting

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by AFP

    ... senseless". He said the aims Reckless claimed to be pursuing were achievable only by a Conservative government. The conference comes a week before a by-election which could see Ukip land its first seat in the House of Commons at the Conservatives' expense. Douglas Carswell, the first Tory MP who switched sides to Ukip, is expected to be re-elected in the coastal town of Clacton, ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Conservatives vow to crack down on tax-avoiding tech firms

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by AFP

    ... that has threatened to bring down the devolved government. Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson, called earlier this month for all-party talks to reform Belfast's Stormont ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Former BBC Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis convicted of indecent assault

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:20am by The Guardian

    ... a verdict. Travis was first arrested in October 2012. The presenter, whose long-running Radio 1 breakfast show earned him the soubriquet “the Hairy Cornflake”, is the third person to be convicted ... There have been 17 arrests under Operation Yewtree. The PR agent Max Clifford, 71, the first person to be convicted, was jailed for eight years for indecent assaults on four women and girls. ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    'Scotland was the winner': Hong Kong's expat Scots agree on one thing after historic vote

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:48pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... in The Canny Man bar in Wan Chai (canny being the Scots word for careful or thrifty) to watch history being made. The majority of the 80 or so there erupted in loud cheers and applause as the first ... jersey to the bar. “There’s something that’s gone wrong for the vote to go so crazily ‘No’.” “I’m disappointed and slightly embarrassed for Scotland,” said Archie Tsui, a first-generation Scot ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... for Scotland Having rejected independence and lost First Minister Alex Salmond, Scotland woke up to an unsettled future yesterday as fears grew that new powers promised by London would prove ... the independence debate is not over. Some 71 per cent of 16- to 17-year-olds, who were allowed to vote for the first time in a British election, voted "Yes", while 73 per cent of people over 65 ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh Alex Salmond is winner whatever happens next Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, yesterday said he would step down from his post and as leader ... was chosen, he said he would step down as first minister of the devolved government in Edinburgh, a post he has held since 2007. The new SNP leader would have to be elected by the Scottish parliament, ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland votes to stay, but vote will unleash radical change for whole UK

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:32am by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Reuters, AFP

    ... but First Minister Alex Salmond urged them to take heart from the numbers who backed independence. "This has been a triumph for the democratic process and for participation in politics," ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Referendum start of change for UK, say Scotland's 'Yes' and 'No' camps

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 08:41am by Reuters

    ... with a few crumbs of change," he said. "That means a proper conversation about an English Parliament, English Executive and English First Minister." Boris Johnson, the mayor of London ...




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