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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... With Scotland's referendum on independence looming, this is a timely study of a country whose unwieldy title- emblazoned on my passport- betrays its disunity. ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... shall never die." Salmond, who has fought his whole political life for independence, said he would not seek re-election as party leader at the SNP conference in November. Once his successor ... but this would not likely be a problem as the SNP has a majority in the legislature. "It has been the privilege of my life to serve as first minister, but as I said often enough during ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Police and British Home office sued over intelligence logs on journalists

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Lawsuit expected to show how the movements of media workers have been tracked for years Police sued over intelligence logs on UK journalists In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from holiday to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail. Twelve ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Anti-Europe party Ukip wins its second seat in British parliament at Rochester and Strood

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... in this life and death struggle," he told Sky News. In his acceptance speech, Reckless made an appeal to all voters to make Ukip the kingmaker at May's general election, in the likely outcome ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Boris Johnson says his office didn't coddle Chinese developer in London

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 08:07am by GDN

    ... "Obviously, as far as I can see, that wasn't relevant to the tendering process." Channel 4 News spoke to Alistair Graham, the former chairman of the committee on standards in public life ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British schoolboy’s ‘grotesque’ lack of remorse for stabbing teacher to death

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 08:57pm by Reuters

    ... ordered a ban on identifying 16-year-old William Cornick lifted, jailed the defendant for life, and ordered that he spend a minimum of 20 years behind bars before being considered for release ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Work well under way on London's 'Hong Kongified' Battersea Power Station

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Battersea Power Station is being developed into a 'city within a city' London landmark powers back to life   After 30 years of languishing by the River Thames and countless attempts to revive it, London's Battersea Power Station is finally coming to life as part of one of the biggest regeneration projects in the world. "We ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Attempted murder verdict in London hotel thief's hammer attack on UAE sisters

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... A jury of seven women and five men at London's Southwark Crown Court found Spence, from Harlesden in northwest London, guilty and he could be sentenced to life in prison. "The sentence I will have to consider is a full life term," said Judge Anthony Leonard. The Emirati sisters- Ohoud, Khulood and Fatima al-Najja- were sharing adjoining rooms in the hotel and had left ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:48am by AFP

    ... lift a shield-- that can be arranged in sequence to make the brightly coloured characters come to life. In another classroom, younger pupils are learning coding through an iPad programme called ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Missing British yacht spotted, but no sign of crew or life raft

    Posted May 24th 2014, 09:10am by Reuters

    ... shattered. The swimmer knocked on the hull but heard no response, the statement said. “The ability to locate that overturned hull, but still not be able to find a life raft is indicative of how unlikely it is that the life raft is still out there,” said Lieutenant Joe Klinker, a spokesman for the Coast Guard’s 1st District, which oversees Massachusetts waters. Klinker said the search ...




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