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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Churchill’s last surviving child, Mary Soames, dies at 91

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... and heart of our family after our father died, and will be greatly missed. "She was a distinguished writer and led a distinguished life, with her service in the war, and is part of that generation which is passing. "This is extraordinary timing- just before the anniversary of the Normandy landings, Churchill's last surviving child dies. It is the great swing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523923/churchills-last-surviving-child-mary-soames-dies-91
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour's Ed Miliband calls for inquiry into Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... to have tests which ensure that this get-together becomes a great Anglo-American project, or it doesn't happen," Conservative spokesman Grant Shapps told Sky TV. Miliband said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504636/labours-ed-miliband-calls-inquiry-pfizer-bid-astrazeneca
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Celebration as Cornish granted national minority status in Britain

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:12pm by GDN

    ... said: "This is a great day for the people of Cornwall, who have long campaigned for the distinctiveness and identity of the Cornish people to be recognised officially." After ... and will be having a great day." The news does not mean that Cornwall is breaking away from Britain. But despite that, the announcement was welcomed by the Mebyon Kernow party, which is campaigning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499321/celebration-cornish-granted-national-minority-status-britain
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Heavy rain and floods stir up political storm

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 09:18pm by AGENCIES

    ... were dealing with experts CONSERVATIVE MINISTER ERIC PICKLES Some areas are already under water, including parts of the Great Windsor Park, near Queen Elizabeth's castle at Windsor, which itself is built on higher ground. London itself is protected by the Thames Barrier, although a suburb to the south of the capital, Croydon, announced plans to divert rising floodwaters caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425367/heavy-rain-and-floods-stir-political-storm
  5. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

    Book review: Acts of Union and Disunion, by Linda Colley

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by Nick Walker

    ... unwieldy title- emblazoned on my passport- betrays its disunity. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is neither united (the North-South divide and the class system being two of its many centrifugal forces), nor a kingdom, at least at present. And, arguably, as Russia's Vladimir Putin told British reporters last year in Moscow, it's not "great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448551/book-review-acts-union-and-disunion-linda-colley
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Muslim extremist killers of British soldier Lee Rigby sentenced to life in prison

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:01pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... they started screaming “Allahu akbar [God is great]” at the judge during the sentencing. The pair of Muslim converts were found guilty in December of ploughing into Rigby with a car before attacking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436267/muslim-extremist-killers-british-soldier-lee-rigby-sentenced-life-prison
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Series of parcel bombs sent to British military offices blamed on Irish militants

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:23am by AP and AFP

    ... to the website of MI5, Britain’s spy agency, the current threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism is severe in Northern Ireland (an attack is highly likely) and moderate in Great Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427639/series-parcel-bombs-sent-british-military-offices-blamed-irish-militants
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Wartime spirit helps defiant communities battle floods in Britain

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... including parts of Great Windsor Park, the grounds of Queen Elizabeth's castle at Windsor. On Monday, accountancy firm PwC revised up its forecast for the cost of flooding in December ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426204/wartime-spirit-helps-defiant-communities-battle-floods-britain
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain protests to Spain over Gibraltar diplomatic bag incident

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:39am by Reuters in London

    ... on how countries should treat each others’ diplomats. Tensions over Gibraltar flared up during the summer when Spain complained that an artificial reef being built there would block its fishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1366950/britain-protests-spain-over-gibraltar-diplomatic-bag-incident
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Coronation Street ignites euthanasia debate in Britain

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 01:15am by AP

    ... him end his life, said the story had "done our cause proud." But anti-euthanasia group Care Not Killing said that the programme was "in great danger of normalising an occurrence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1410757/coronation-street-ignites-euthanasia-debate-britain

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