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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... The number of properties for sale in London is 15 per cent higher this year than a year ago, according to Rightmove. New sellers rose 28 per cent. The decline in the capital was led by three ... decline since December last year. The report adds to signs the property market is losing steam, after the Bank of England said it posed the greatest risk to the economic recovery. Financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557221/london-prices-fall-british-property-market-cools
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sexual assaults

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a mainstay of family entertainment in Britain and Australia, was jailed for five years and nine months on Friday ... girls some 30 years ago, as part of the police’s overarching investigation into a dozen ageing British celebrities. Harris had earlier on Friday sat motionless as a prosecution lawyer read ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546766/veteran-entertainer-rolf-harris-jailed-five-years-over-sexual-assaults
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Probe uncovers 'hardline' plot to Islamise Birmingham schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... between teachers and the acting principal at one school, which revealed explicit homophobia and anti-Western, anti-US and anti-Israeli sentiment. Participants in the discussion last year suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557648/probe-uncovers-hardline-plot-islamise-birmingham-schools
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    William Hague steps aside as David Cameron reshuffles team ahead of 2015 poll

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies. Last year, he said that if the European Union failed to change and failed to agree new terms for Britain's membership ... yesterday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Eurosceptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year. In one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554997/william-hague-steps-aside-david-cameron-reshuffles-team-ahead-2015-poll
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British police swoop on 660 child-sex suspects

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... for downloading or distributing child abuse images, but charges brought so far include serious sexual assault. Britain has been rocked by a series of paedophile scandals in the past two years, since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555523/british-police-swoop-660-child-sex-suspects
  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Labour's rent control election pledge may curb new UK investment

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Labour's promise worries pension funds and insurers that have bought up rental homes Rent control poll pledge may curb new investment A pledge to introduce rent ... month he would bring in rent controls and longer tenancy agreements if he wins next year's election, which he said would help the rising number of Britons who don't own their homes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1516280/labours-rent-control-election-pledge-may-curb-new-uk
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Home Office to review probe of high-level child abuse allegations

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... to Prime Minister David Cameron saying that he would appoint a lawyer to probe the issue further this week. Sedwill commissioned an investigation in February last year after a query from Labour ... and whether the appropriate action was taken throughout the period 1979-99," he wrote in his letter to Vaz. Sedwill commissioned the new review "to be reassured that the conclusions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548357/british-home-office-review-probe-high-level-child-abuse-allegations
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... through the streets of many of Britain's main cities in one of the biggest coordinated labour stoppages for three years. Denouncing what they called "poverty pay", they demanded an end to restrictions on wage rises that have been imposed by the government over the past four years in an ongoing effort to help reduce Britain's huge budget deficit. In London, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... in Westminster, but they have taken on new significance following revelations of how Savile spent decades as a prolific sex offender without being caught. The rumours focus on a dossier compiled by late ... chief executive Peter Wanless. Details are scarce on the alleged Westminster sex ring although The Daily Telegraph reported that police had interviewed a man who was abused as an eight-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549316/britain-sets-probes-allegations-politicians-sexually-abused-children
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Files on UK role in CIA abductions accidentally 'soaked in water'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... States that a Senate report due to be published later this year identifies Diego Garcia as where the CIA established a secret prison as part of its extraordinary rendition programme. According ... investigating the country's involvement in the rendition programme for years. When Tyrie asked the Foreign Office to explain which government department keeps a list of flights which passed through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550726/files-uk-role-cia-abductions-accidentally-soaked-water

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