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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

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

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

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

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

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

    ... to be handed to the director of public prosecutions. The White House and the CIA are working on final redactions to a 481-page executive summary of a classified report by the US Senate committee on intelligence on the rendition programme prior to its publication, possibly in September. The full 6,300-page report is said to be scathing of the way in which the CIA resorted rapidly to the abduction ...

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

    Jimmy Savile sexually abused patients and dead bodies, say investigators

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... five to 75 as he was given unrestricted access in many state-run National Health Service institutions, they found. In one case at a Leeds hospital, he fondled the breasts of a teenage girl ... status to attack victims on BBC premises, schools and hospitals. After the police report, the health ministry ordered investigations into his behaviour in 28 NHS hospitals, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541348/jimmy-savile-sexually-abused-patients-and-dead-bodies-say-investigators
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... claims of a paedophile ring involving senior politicians. His government announced a review of how officials, police and prosecutors handled accusations made against public figures in the 1980s, ... by late television star Jimmy Savile, ministers also promised a wider inquiry into how public bodies handle such cases. There have long been rumours of an organised ring of paedophiles ...

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

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

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

    ... Bloomberg in London Probe into old child-abuse cases reviewed The chief civil servant at Britain's Home Office has pledged to engage a senior lawyer to review the handling of allegations of child sex abuse against senior public figures three decades ago. Mark Sedwill, permanent secretary at the Home Office, said in a letter to Keith Vaz, chairman of Parliament's Home ...

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

    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... to be overweight and at risk of health problems, according to Ministry of Defence figures. All soldiers in the British Army are required to complete a personal fitness assessment twice a year, and those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538620/more-32000-british-soldiers-failed-basic-fitness-test
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... used to be. An association known as the Soho Society objected to the damage that development would do to the neighbourhood's "unique character." "The public backlash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1539692/londons-soho-gentrified-seediness-swept-away
  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

    UK public relations guru Max Clifford convicted of sexual assaults

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:35pm by AP, GDN

    ... Agencies in London High-profile publicist whose clients included David Beckham convicted of a series of offences against girls as young as 15 dating back decades PR guru Max Clifford guilty of sex assaults Max Clifford, Britain's top public relations guru, was found guilty yesterday of a string of sexual assaults in the first conviction stemming from a police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499387/uk-public-relations-guru-max-clifford-convicted-sexual-assaults
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN agency warns Britain over African children kidnapped for voodoo rituals

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... as part of witchcraft rituals. The case of eight-year-old Victoria Climbie- born in Ivory Coast- brought the issue into the public eye in 2000 when she was killed by relatives who said she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537095/un-agency-warns-britain-over-african-children-kidnapped-voodoo-rituals

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