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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron's star player, London Mayor Boris Johnson, could be a liability

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by Bloomberg, Reuters, MCT

    ... team, but he'll be hoping he won't get any tackles from behind," Wyn Grant, professor of politics at Warwick University, said. "I suppose he thinks it's better to have ... of Cameron at Eton College, the boarding school near London that has educated 19 British prime ministers, and at Oxford University, where they were both members of the exclusive Bullingdon Club, ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his bid for parliament

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by AFP

    ... as strong contenders to succeed Cameron should he step down. Despite their long rivalry stretching back to their days at the elite Eton College and Oxford University, Cameron welcomed Johnson's ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    UK commercial property lending rises as banks cut bad debt

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Loans for commercial properties up 17 per cent as banks clear up soured portfolios Lending up in UK as banks cut debt Lending for commercial property in Britain climbed 17 per cent last year as banks resolved troubled debt and the economy improved, a survey by De Montfort University showed. New loans increased to £29.9 billion (HK$390 billion) from £25.5 ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nuclear subs issue submerged ahead of Scotland’s independence poll

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:06pm by BLOOM

    ... is undoubtedly Faslane," said John Curtice, a political science professor at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. The Scottish government's blueprint for what would be Europe's newest ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... is the 15th country to legalise same-sex marriage, which is also legal in several US states. But the march of gay rights is not universal- several countries, including Uganda and Russia, have recently ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Privately educated British cabinet minister slams concentration of privilege in government

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Cameron is regularly accused of being out of touch with voters because of his background and wealth, claims bolstered by the fact that two thirds ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... other surprises, that the first university in the north, Durham, was built in 1832, hundreds of years after Oxford and Cambridge. The Chester-born Colley writes warmly about the north ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British study says global warming will not be the end of killer winters

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:05pm by Reuters

    ... linked to rising greenhouse gas emissions, might even raise death rates. Lead author Philip Staddon of the University of Exeter said that the findings were likely to apply to other developed ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    India ignored British advice on Golden Temple assault, probe finds

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:52pm by AP, Bloomberg

    ... be discomfiting. "It is awkward," said Sumit Ganguly, an Indiana University professor and the co-author of a book which covered the attack on Amritsar. "The evidence that the British ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Open 600,000 secret British files, scholars demand

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:08am by Reuters

    ... but the fact is we do know these are very important materials," said David Anderson, a history professor at the University of Warwick. Held in six boxes, for example, could be important material ...




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