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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... of the capital on a high-speed rail line. Yet that number of homes is a mere drop in the ocean, says a housing report last month by a former Bank of England policymaker: it suggests Britain needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  2. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... impressive on the monarchy. She blandly says it's venerated because it promises and delivers continuity. But at a time when British "poverty-porn" TV shows such as Benefits Street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448551/book-review-acts-union-and-disunion-linda-colley
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Shetland Islanders’ Viking heritage casts shadow on Scots independence

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... of their special status- possibly along the lines of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing dependency of Denmark. The islanders feel their moment may have come, as Scotland's fluid constitutional status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456357/shetland-islanders-viking-heritage-casts-shadow-scots-independence
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    George Osborne buys round of whisky for restive Scots with tax freeze

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... would rise in line with inflation. Scots are due to vote on September 18 on whether to end the nation's more than 300-year-old union with England. Along with North Sea oil and gas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453338/george-osborne-buys-round-whisky-restive-scots-tax-freeze
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Police in Portugal seek 'lone intruder' in case of missing Madeleine McCann

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:44am by AFP

    ... unhealthy interest in young white female children", was one of his priority lines of inquiry. "These offences are very serious and no one has been charged in connection with them," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452833/police-portugal-seek-lone-intruder-case-missing-madeleine-mccann
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse

    ... in separate incidents in Ireland, Britain and the English Channel after violent winds and heavy rain swept in from the Atlantic on Friday. Pulling down power lines and disrupting transport networks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429468/britain-gets-respite-flooding-crisis
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Flood-hit Britain now battered by storms, high winds

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

    ... to the west of London. One man died after being electrocuted while attempting to move a fallen tree that had brought down power lines in Wiltshire, southwest England, and 147,000 homes, mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427061/flood-hit-britain-now-battered-storms-high-winds
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Travel chaos hits London as rail workers go on strike for 48 hours

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... bringing misery to millions of Londoners". Police were out in force at major rail stations like Waterloo to keep order in the long lines that built up at bus stops from shortly after dawn. ... Sweeney, 26, said. "It is a pain but on this one I can understand why they are striking," she added. The Waterloo & City Line, which carries commuters from Britain's busiest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421642/travel-chaos-hits-london-rail-workers-go-strike-48-hours
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron urges Britons to fight to keep Scotland

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... A new YouGov survey on Friday put Scottish support for independence at 34 per cent, up five points in the past six months, while the ‘no’ vote stands at 52 per cent, down seven points. “In line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1423369/cameron-urges-britons-fight-keep-scotland
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Suspect sighting in Madeleine McCann case was false lead, say police as they follow new line

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 10:53am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Police investigating disappearance have shifted emphasis of inquiry Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have shifted the emphasis of their inquiry after discovering that a notorious presumed sighting of the girl being t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332079/suspect-sighting-madeleine-mccann-case-was-false-lead-say-police-they

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