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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron’s speech was to warn of British drift to EU exit

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Britain could drift out of the European Union unless the bloc meets key challenges, Prime Minister David Cameron was to have said in a speech on Friday that has been postponed by the Algeria hostage crisis. According to extracts of the speech given to the media before the speech in the Netherlands was called off on Thursday, ...

  2. 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 ... 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 ...

  3. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Drop in jobless rate points to rebound in Britain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... recovery comes a day before Scotland votes on whether to break away from Britain after more than three centuries. The weak spot in the country's labour market remains wages, with yesterday's report showing that basic pay rose an annual 0.7 per cent in the quarter to July, matching a record low. "[Britain] is seeing a job-rich recovery driven by a boom in private-sector ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence could boost London property market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... The report showed asking prices for homes in the capital rose 0.9 per cent in September from August, ending three months of declines. Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Lloyds Banking Group said last ... of the country. That is the biggest gap since the Acadata records began in 1995. London property led the recovery in the British housing market over the past year, with values rising about 20 per cent, ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Overnight Scottish referendum vote count an exercise in complex logistics

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... as the world's eyes turn to their country's decision on its future. Planes, helicopters, ferries and vans are standing ready to add their votes to those of the other 4,262,415 people eligible ... the world's newest independent country, breaking with 307 years of history. It's also a recognition of the "theatre and excitement" of the vote that's led to the count being taken ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Denied a vote, frustrated expat Scots watch as homeland's fate decided

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... will be watching from the sidelines tomorrow when the country decides whether or not to break away from the United Kingdom- including many high-profile campaigners such as James Bond actor Sean Connery, ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London suburb Camden

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:28pm by GDN

    ... was one of the fortunate people who got to know Amy in the last few years of her too short life. Not only was she one of the greatest talents that this country has ever produced, she was a warm, ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland's pro-independence leaders bet on oil as rivals say wells in decline

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... when voting whether to break up their three-century-old union, much of the debate will focus on money. Few doubt Scotland could make it as an independent country, with banking, tourism ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... 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 ... profitable" society. His comments came at a press conference featuring media from countries with their own separatist movements. "Scotland is on the cusp of making history. The eyes of the world ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... The Guardian Actress Morton a child sex abuse victim Award-winning British actress Samantha Morton, who spent much of her childhood in a succession of children's homes in Nottingham, central England, has revealed she was sexually abused by care home saff and said she believed abuse was rife within that city's children's services. Morton, 37, said she reported one ...




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