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  1. 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

    ... in The Canny Man bar in Wan Chai (canny being the Scots word for careful or thrifty) to watch history being made. The majority of the 80 or so there erupted in loud cheers and applause as the first ... dressed in a Made in Glasgow T-shirt. “The people have spoken, we’ve got to look forward. Scots will soldier on,” said Tsui, who had voted “Yes” by post before coming to Hong Kong. Non-resident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596074/hong-kongs-expat-scots-agree-scotland-was-winner-after-historic-no-note
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... Reuters in Edinburgh David Cameron, 'the man who saved the union', must now deliver on vow of constitutional reform No, but UK's on road to change Scotland's ... lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. "On the one hand he can make claim to the title of 'the man who saved the union'. On the other, he'll now have to deliver on his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595853/early-count-points-record-turnout-scotland-vote
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... not trust a Westminster elite preoccupied by a general election in May to honour a pledge of accelerated devolution made in the heat of the campaign. Watch: Scotland's 'Yes' voters ... will be incandescent" if it is not delivered. "All these promises were made- it's as if they were dangling a carrot and he (Cameron) has taken that away now he's got the vote he wanted," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597137/fears-over-new-powers-promised-scotland-may-not-be-delivered
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tired Alex Salmond steps down after the fight of his life

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

    ... decade at the helm, but said it was now "time to give someone else a chance to move that forward". Salmond said he had made the decision yesterday morning after the result became clear. "Obviously I wouldn't have made the decision if there had been a 'Yes' vote," he said. Salmond will continue to serve as a member of the Scottish parliament for his constituency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596395/tired-alex-salmond-steps-down-after-fight-his-life
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... campaigning at an Edinburgh stand. Down the road at a bus stop, Steven Andrew said he had still not made up his mind. “I’m going to be reading up on it tonight,” he said. “I’m going to be looking ... the 307-year-old union with England. “Wake up on Friday morning to the first day of a better country. Wake up knowing you did this – you made it happen,” he wrote. “It’s about taking your country’s future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594965/yes-and-no-camps-mobilise-final-bid-sway-scotlands-undecided
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    I was abused in Nottingham children's homes, actress Samantha Morton says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by GDN

    ... a reference to "frolicking", rather than recording the serious child abuse allegations she had made. The actor chose to speak out, she said, after it emerged last month that an estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591781/i-was-abused-nottingham-childrens-homes-actress-samantha-morton-says
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British probe launched into heartless internet insults over Hillsborough disaster

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Probe after heartless jibes over soccer stadium disaster are traced to government computers Families' outrage at Hillsborough internet insults The British government was yesterday investigating claims that official computers were used to post inflammatory comments about the Hillsborough stadium disaster on Wikipedia. Anonymous alterations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1497347/british-probe-launched-heartless-internet-insults-over-hillsborough
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British royal couple William and Kate expecting second child

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01am by AP

    ... on September 20 and 21 that would have marked her first overseas solo trip. Decisions on events would be made on a "case-by-case" basis, officials said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588187/british-royal-couple-william-and-kate-expecting-second-child
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... camp's 49 per cent, excluding undecided voters. Six per cent said they had not made up their minds. Although the two-point lead is within the margin of error, the findings dramatically up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587287/england-hints-more-autonomy-scotland-poll-puts-pro-independence-camp
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... in 1925. Bamber was named European Woman of Achievement in 1993 and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1997. Actor Colin Firth, who was advised by Bamber when working on The Railway Man film about a British soldier in a Japanese labour camp, called his time with Bamber "life-changing". "Her aim in life was to heal people whose damage was profound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579440/helen-bamber-human-rights-advocate-and-amnesty-co-founder-dies

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