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  1. 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

    ... The Washington Post in Aberdeen Pro-independence advocates promise funds for schools, health care and social welfare as rivals claim oil boom is over and reserves in decline ... prosperity across their newly independent nation, funding schools, health care and social welfare programmes. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has promised an oil fund, modelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592519/scotlands-pro-independence-leaders-bet-oil-rivals-say-wells-decline
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nuclear subs issue submerged ahead of Scotland’s independence poll

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:06pm by BLOOM

    ... in public. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond reiterated on May 8 that relocation would cost "billions of pounds, perhaps tens of billions of pounds" and take at least a decade. While ... control over health, education, transportation and some social spending. Britain is responsible for defence and foreign policy. "The major strategic interest Britain has in Scotland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518853/nuclear-subs-issue-submerged-ahead-scotlands-independence-poll
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain announces plan to charge migrants for NHS access

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and sexually transmitted infections would remain free. However, health professionals warned the changes could still pose a public health risk by deterring ill patients from seeking treatment. ... to charge migrants hundreds of pounds a year to access its state-run National Health Service (NHS), in a bid to clamp down on so-called health tourism. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1274948/britain-announces-plan-charge-migrants-nhs-access
  4. 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
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    How BBC bosses let Jimmy Savile sexually abuse up to 1,000 children

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... The investigation by former judge Janet Smith found Savile's behaviour was recognised by executives at the world's biggest public broadcaster, but they took no action to stop him, said ... him'," Saunders told the newspaper. The Smith inquiry report is likely to throw the publicly funded BBC into fresh turmoil when it is presented next month. The Savile revelations caused a crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408875/how-bbc-bosses-let-jimmy-savile-sexually-abuse-1000-children
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Ukip eyes more seats in European Parliament ahead of poll

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:21am by AP

    ... in Belgium and France. Ukip leader Nigel Farage, a politician happy to admit he is uncomfortable with the multitude of foreign languages heard on London's public transportation, sees May's ... and health care will be harder to get if the proposals become law. Some EU officials said some of the proposed new rules would be discriminatory and violate EU law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1438747/britains-ukip-eyes-more-seats-european-parliament-ahead-poll
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    British politicians face being given a pay rise that they do not want

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:34pm by NYT

    ... where the leaders of the two largest parties competed to register their outrage. Parliamentarians took a public battering in 2009 over a padded-expenses scandal, when a variety of dubious claims on the public purse were exposed. Four former members of the House of Commons were jailed, a fifth was spared prison for reasons of mental health, and a sixth is due to be sentenced soon. Two members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1379910/british-politicians-face-being-given-pay-rise-they-do-not-want
  8. 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
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Three more British journalists accused of payments to officials

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's The Sun newspaper will be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said. The Crown Prosecution Service said Greig Box Turnbull would face two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office in the first such charge for a journalist from the Trinity Mirror group. We note ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298268/three-more-british-journalists-accused-payments-officials
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jury convicts two Islamist militants for murder of UK soldier

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 11:42am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London In a case that deeply shocked the British public two self-proclaimed al-Qaeda-inspired extremists are convicted of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby Two ... because “he was the soldier that was spotted first”. Adebowale, who has suffered mental health issues since his arrest, chose to present no evidence in his defence during the three-week trial. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386567/jury-convicts-two-islamist-militants-murder-uk-soldier

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