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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Last-minute promises not enough for Scottish voters, says Alex Salmond

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Edinburgh Scottish leader dismisses last-minute pledges The eyes of the world were on Scotland's referendum, pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said yesterday, as he vowed that "last-minute" promises by leaders of the "No" campaign would not be enough to stop the country voting "Yes" when they go to the polls in less ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Shomrim, a group of crime-fighting Jews, helps bridge the religious divide

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... feared vigilantism but now cooperate closely with the volunteers, who helped in 197 arrests last year. But it is their role in helping protect the area's large Muslim population that secured their place in the community. The group was called upon by local councillors in Hackney, north London, following last year's murder of soldier Lee Rigby by Islamic extremist. "There ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices lose their fizz as construction booms in city

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

    ... 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 ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts to the left ahead of May poll

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... health care. Yesterday's speech, the last he will deliver before May's national election, shifted his party further to the left and away from the centre ground, where one of his ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    London transport crisis could spark new riots, commissioner warns

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by GDN

    ... they can afford to get to work." Finance minister George Osborne cut funding for day-to-day transport in London by 25 per cent in the last spending review, meaning fares are likely to rise ...

  6. 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

    ... with a warning to British politicians in London that they must respect their last-minute promise of more powers for Scotland. "Scotland will expect these to be honoured in rapid course." ...

  7. 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

    ... “Yes” result came in from the eastern city of Dundee, but the mood did not last as a “No” victory became inevitable. “I’m heartbroken,” said Colin Porter, 20, who wore a kilt and Scotland soccer ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... base is in England and who have been all but wiped out in Scotland. But it is tricky for the opposition Labour Party, which relies on Scottish support in Westminster and whose last UK prime ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... polling stations, voters spoke emotionally about the momentous choice to keep or end the 307-year-old union. "It's an important day. This is a decision which lasts forever, which ... of Scotland's most famous sportsmen, tennis star Andy Murray, appeared to lend his support to separation in a last-minute tweet accusing the "No" campaign of negativity. "Let's do ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland starts voting in too-close-to-call independence referendum

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:59am by AFP

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh Camps in last-ditch bid to sway undecided Scots People in Scotland began voting on Thursday in a referendum on whether the country should become independent or stay part of the United Kingdom. After an intense final day of campaigning, voters turned up at polling stations in schools and halls as soon they opened at 7am on a day that will decide the fate ...




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