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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

    ... Nick Walker Acts of Union and Disunion by Linda Colley Profile Books 3 stars 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. Th ...

  2. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Michael Adebolajo ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole and accomplice Michael Adebowale receives 45-year minimum sentence for brutal murder of off-duty soldier in London street A Muslim extremist was jailed for life and his accomplice for a 45 years on Wednesday for hacking British soldier Lee Rigby ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British judges defy EU by ruling in favour of whole-life jail terms

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:14am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Judges defy EU by ruling for whole-life terms British judges can imprison criminals convicted of serious offences for their entire lives, a UK appeals court said. ... heinous that the requirements of just punishment encompass passing a sentence which includes a whole life order." The UK courts have definitively rejected the ludicrous ruling from Strasbourg ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... column for Mother and Baby magazine, published on Tuesday with the Geldof family's blessing, Peaches wrote that she was "happier than ever". She said she used to live a life of "wanton wanderlust... lost in a haze of youth and no responsibilities", with "nothing stopping me from having constant fun". But she said that life became "boring" ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Russian tycoon was ‘broken, suicidal’ before his death, London inquest hears

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:10pm by Reuters

    ... of power struggles and assassination attempts before fleeing to London in 2000 after a row with Putin. Britain gave him political asylum in 2003 on the grounds that his life would be in danger ... not found any radiation and that this had been ruled out. "We believe Berezovsky took his own life," he said. The inquest continues. ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... "do justice to all my fellow Gurkhas by giving them equal pensions and benefits". He said: "This will give us a reason to forget the past discriminations, look forward to a life ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British government vows conscience vote on assisted-suicide law

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... years' jail, to help someone take their own life, under the 1961 Suicide Act. Four years ago, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), who heads England's state prosecution service, issued ... a patient with all the necessary lethal substances to end their life, but lets them carry out the final act. Euthanasia goes a step further, and allows doctors to administer the lethal doses ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Labour Party votes to change relationship with trade unions

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:20am by Reuters

    ... is left with a situation where the unions are now his political life-support machine," he told the BBC. ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Flood-hit Britain now battered by storms, high winds

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... be flooded after being pounded by high waves. Fourteen severe flood warnings – indicating a danger to life – were in place in Berkshire and Surrey to the west of London, while two remain in Somerset ...

  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 ...




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