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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... from here, you take away Soho, but I suppose they've got to if they want to make the money." Soho is the latest once down-at-the-heel area transformed by the boom. Kings Cross, where ... Raymond's collection of property in the area had contributed to a fortune that The Sunday Times estimated at £650 million. Nicknamed the King of Soho, he was portrayed in the 2013 movie The Look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1539692/londons-soho-gentrified-seediness-swept-away
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Queen pays a private visit to Britain's future king

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London William and Kate settle into their life asparents of a newborn in Kensington Palace Queen pays a visit to the future king Britain's Queen Elizabeth paid ... a name, William and Kate will soon choose a photographer for the baby's first official portrait. Bookmaker William Hill has George- the name of six previous British kings- as the favourite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290033/queen-pays-private-visit-britains-future-king
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    King Edward VIII's phones bugged during abdication crisis

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian King's phones bugged during abdication crisis Ministers ordered the bugging of Edward VIII's telephones in Buckingham Palace and in his Windsor retreat at the height ... at the time. The panic in the British establishment provoked by Edward's affair with Simpson and his belief he could get away with marrying her and remain king has been widely reported. What has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244296/king-edward-viiis-phones-bugged-during-abdication-crisis
  4. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Policymaking committee shake-up may help Carney beat rates pressure

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... will have a much stronger block vote than Mervyn King ever had or indeed wanted," the executive said. King, governor of the bank for 10 years until last year, was the leading force behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1525518/policymaking-committee-shake-may-help-carney-beat-rates-pressure
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Don't demonise bankers, says outgoing Bank of England governor

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... crisis. Mervyn King said on Sunday that the failings of the financial and regulatory system were the root cause of the turmoil, which struck the world economy almost six years ago. King, who ... to businesses or households," King said. "I would say to people though, don't demonise individuals here. This wasn't a problem of individuals, this was a problem of failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1242100/dont-demonise-bankers-says-outgoing-bank-england-governor
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jailed British PR guru Max Clifford faces new sexual assault allegations

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... about possible offences committed by Clifford. Clifford, the king of tabloid kiss-and-tell scandals, was sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday for a string of sex assaults against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502895/british-pr-king-max-clifford-given-8-year-jail-term-sex-assaults
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

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

    ... level, we have a lot of interest. We have buyers." Hutchison's development, Convoys Wharf, is in an area founded by King Henry VIII as a dockyard in 1514. It includes 15 per cent ...

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

    CNN host Piers Morgan confirms he was questioned by police over British phone hacking scandal

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 01:55am by AP

    ... stepped into the CNN talk show host role long held by Larry King in early 2011, edited the Daily Mirror newspaper between 1995 and 2004. He has told a British inquiry he was not aware of any phone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428166/cnn-host-piers-morgan-confirms-he-was-questioned-police-over-british
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Hospital defends response to hoax call

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... taking a call at King Edward VII's hospital from two Australian radio presenters posing as Queen Elizabeth and William's father Prince Charles. She had transferred the call to another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1105663/hospital-defends-response-hoax-call
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    It's no longer a crime to be an 'incorrigible rogue' in England

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... prostitute... behaving in a riotous or indecent manner" and everyone deceiving King George IV's subjects by "pretending or professing to tell fortunes". Everyone who escaped from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1379906/its-no-longer-crime-be-incorrigible-rogue-england

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