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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British study says global warming will not be the end of killer winters

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Global warming will fail to reduce high winter death rates as some officials have predicted because there will be more harmful weather extremes even as it gets less cold, ... countries in temperate regions that risked more extreme weather as temperatures rose. Excess winter deaths, the number of people who die in winter compared to other times of the year, roughly halved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434302/british-study-says-global-warming-will-not-be-end-killer-winters
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... on The Railway Man film about a British soldier in a Japanese labour camp, called his time with Bamber "life-changing". "Her aim in life was to heal people whose damage was profound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579440/helen-bamber-human-rights-advocate-and-amnesty-co-founder-dies
  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London homes face biggest price drop in 6 years

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... 10.3 per cent in that period. "Top-end sellers are very much discretionary ones, so can delay marketing till a more active time of year," Shipside said. "That tends to depress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577026/london-homes-face-biggest-price-drop-6-years
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British singer Cliff Richard denies allegations of sexual abuse

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... southern England. "A search warrant was granted after police received an allegation of a sexual nature dating back to the 1980s involving a boy who was under the age of 16 at the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573914/british-singer-cliff-richard-denies-allegations-sexual-abuse
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson calls for fight to save British pubs

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... "And when you have loud 'oompah oompah oompah' music on all the time because you want people to come in and spend loads of money knocking back shots, that's a sure-fire way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572937/iron-maiden-singer-bruce-dickinson-calls-fight-save-british-pubs
  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Growth in London house prices forecast to slow to 3pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... mortgages and introduce tougher affordability tests. The number of people saying the next 12 months was a good time to buy a British home fell to the lowest since 2011, a survey by Lloyds Banking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572222/growth-london-house-prices-forecast-slow-3pc
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron's star player, London Mayor Boris Johnson, could be a liability

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Bloomberg, Reuters, MCT

    ... which has had a reputation for heavy drinking and smashing up restaurants. Johnson began his career as a journalist at The Times newspaper, which fired him for falsifying quotes. He later edited ... And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters," he was quoted as saying around that time. His talent for turning pratfalls into triumphs comes close to genius. During the highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570065/camerons-star-player-london-mayor-boris-johnson-could-be-liability
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fiery Scotland debate surprisingly won by anti-independence leader

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... by the Financial Times newspaper currently puts the "Yes" vote at 36 per cent, 10 points behind those who would vote "No" to independence. Some 16 per cent said they remained undecided. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567677/tempers-flare-heated-tv-debate-ahead-vote-scottish-independence
  9. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... buyers and lenders judge to be affordable or fair value", said Miles Shipside, a director at Rightmove. "Market conditions still compare favourably with this time last year, with growth ... by Deutsche Bank economist George Buckley, who said the gains in sterling along with global economic weakness and the withdrawal of central bank stimulus might sap demand for homes in the capital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557221/london-prices-fall-british-property-market-cools
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sex abuse charges filed against Prince Philip’s former aide

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Philip's official diaries from the time and had taken statements from former palace staff. A police spokesman would not comment on whether former palace staff had been interviewed, and a spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563553/sex-abuse-charges-filed-against-prince-philips-former-aide

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