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  1. 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 ... lawmaker Tom Watson, appointing an "experienced investigator". "I asked the investigator to review all relevant papers received by the department concerning organised child sex abuse ...

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

    London transport crisis could spark new riots, commissioner warns

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by GDN

    ... they can afford to get to work." Finance minister George Osborne cut funding for day-to-day transport in London by 25 per cent in the last spending review, meaning fares are likely to rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598163/london-transport-crisis-could-spark-new-riots-commissioner-warns
  3. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... Nick Walker Acts of Union and Disunion by Linda Colley Profile Books 3 stars Nick Walker With Scotland's referendum on independence looming, this is a timely study of a country whose unwieldy title- emblazoned on my passport- betrays its disunity. Th ...

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

    Terror suspect's escape in a burqa prompts British surveillance review

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Embarrassing slip prompts UK government to order surveillance review Terror suspect vanishes in a burqa A Somali-born man who escaped from special police surveillance by disguising himself in a burqa has exposed shortcomings in the way Britain handles some terrorism suspects, prompting an embarrassed government to announce a review. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348307/terror-suspect-evades-british-police-donning-burqa
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British lawmakers demand review of Prince Charles’s tax affairs

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:17am by Reuters in London

    ... on the finance ministry to review the hereditary estate’s historic tax exemptions. “The Treasury should examine the impact on the marketplace of the Duchy engaging in commercial transactions while exempt ... to 4.4 million pounds. Labour lawmaker Austin Mitchell, one of the cross-party committee’s members, described the estate as a “medieval anomaly” during a session reviewing evidence in July. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348128/british-lawmakers-demand-review-prince-charless-tax-affairs
  6. 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, ... transparency”. She ordered a fresh review of how the Home Office handled allegations made involving senior public figures, to be led by the head of Britain’s most prominent children’s charity, NSPCC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549316/britain-sets-probes-allegations-politicians-sexually-abused-children
  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Home prices in London run out of steam as common sense takes hold

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... the central bank additional powers to curb mortgage lending. That may further restrict growth after the introduction of new rules in the Mortgage Market Review. "Through luck or judgment, it appears that the timing of the [market review], more property for sale in all regions and a tail-off in pent-up buyer demand are alleviating some of the upward price pressure," Shipside said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1534827/home-prices-london-run-out-steam-common-sense-takes-hold
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Soldier’s slaying prompts UK security review

    Posted May 25th 2013, 07:05pm by Associated Press in London

    ... agency, though investigators say it would have been nearly impossible to predict that the men were on the verge of a brutal killing. Still, counter-terrorism officials said they are reviewing what- if any- lessons can be gleaned from the information they had leading up to the slaying on Wednesday. Authorities in the US have similarly pledged to review their procedures in the wake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1245989/soldiers-slaying-prompts-uk-security-review
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson barred from US following cocaine admission

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

    ... in the trial of two former personal assistants. British police reviewed Lawson's evidence but announced they would not be bringing any charges against the so-called "Domestic Goddess". ...

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

    Second British inquiry ordered into Stephen Lawrence police after 'profoundly shocking' revelations

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 01:24am by AFP

    ... racism", a finding viewed as a watershed moment in British race relations. But a fresh review has now revealed further concerns about the police's actions, including their use of undercover ... to officers compiling the police submission to the Macpherson Inquiry. The government-commissioned review by leading lawyer Mark Ellison also found evidence to suggest that one of the officers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1442246/second-british-inquiry-ordered-stephen-lawrence-police-after-profoundly

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