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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron faces Euro poll backlash from expenses storm

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 08:52pm by GDN

    ... to read the public mood in supporting Miller for six days after she had been found guilty of wrongly claiming £5,800 (HK$75,325) in expenses. The prime minister put on a show of discipline ... by the scale of the week-long media and public attack over her expenses claims. She said she was the victim of a witch-hunt that made it impossible to secure a public hearing for the fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1474157/british-pm-david-cameron-faces-euro-poll-backlash-expenses-storm
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    British culture minister Maria Miller forced out for overstating expenses

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:43pm by AFP

    ... Labour's leader, said of Cameron. "The reason the public were so appalled was if it had happened in any other business there would have been no question about them staying in their job. Why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472182/british-pm-david-cameron-hit-scandal-plagued-minister-miller-quits
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Buckingham Palace guard pointed his rifle at 'intruder' at the gates

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Palace guard uses rifle to keep 'intruder' at bay A soldier at Buckingham Palace pointed his bayonet-fixed rifle at a member of the public after an argument erupted at the gates, it was reported yesterday. The soldier, on guard duty, left his post to intervene when a man refused to stop shouting at a police officer manning the gates of Queen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1466362/buckingham-palace-guard-pointed-his-rifle-intruder-gates
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson is 'tax exile for health reasons'

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:57pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Entrepreneur says he moved main residence to private Caribbean island for health reasons It's Rue britannia: Branson's a tax exile Sir Richard Branson makes great ... , Branson said he planned to spend his remaining years on Necker for the sake of his health rather than to protect his bank balance. “I have been very fortunate to accumulate so much wealth in my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1331482/virgin-group-founder-sir-richard-branson-tax-exile-health-reasons
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson barred from US following cocaine admission

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... The Daily Mail reported Lawson, who split with wealthy art dealer Charles Saatchi in a bitter and public divorce last year, had checked in at Heathrow airport but after passing security was told she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464239/celebrity-chef-nigella-lawson-barred-us-following-cocaine-admission
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British premier David Cameron rejects call to fire minister in expenses row

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:24am by Reuters

    ... apology, which lasted 30 seconds, showed a lack of respect for parliament, the committee and the public. "Given David Cameron's strong statements on 'cleaning up expenses' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464343/british-premier-david-cameron-rejects-call-fire-minister-expenses-row
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Rebekah Brooks' husband Charlie denies lying to protect her

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... hacking and authorising corrupt payments to public officials. They and five others, including News International's head of security, Mark Hanna, are on trial. They all deny the charges. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462841/rebekah-brooks-husband-charlie-denies-lying-protect-her
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Bill before House of Lords threatens Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... deterrent" over public policy. Berkeley also wants parliament to remove the prince's right to claim legacies from ordinary people who die intestate in Cornwall. This right provided more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461866/bill-house-lords-threatens-prince-charles-duchy-cornwall
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Gurkhas ‘cheated’ by British government on pay and pensions, lawmakers told

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... the Gurkhas were a "much-valued part of the British Army" and held in high esteem and affection by the public. But despite "significant developments" in their pay and conditions and the extension of the right to settle in Britain, "there remain some outstanding grievances which the Gurkhas are determined to have addressed," she acknowledged. The public hearings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458625/gurkha-soldiers-cheated-british-government-pay-and-pensions-lawmakers
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... a British study shows. A draft UN report due for publication next month says that, overall, climate change will harm human health, but adds: "Positive effects will include modest improvements ... to 31,000 in England and Wales in 2012-13 from 60,000 typical in the 1950s. Staddon's report said the decline was due to better home insulation, heating, health care and other non-climate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434302/british-study-says-global-warming-will-not-be-end-killer-winters

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